Notes from a research trip to Crete (2 of 3)


IMG_20141012_104017By Jonas Rehmet

(You can read Part 1 of this post here)

On the way to my next stop in the  Lassithi region, I pass by many unfinished building along the road and the former coastal fisher village Chersonisos which today is the epicenter of all-inclusive party tourism for the Dutch and English market. I get an idea of what has dominated the perception of tourism on Crete for many years. Although such mass tourism is often seen as an opportunity of income, it is also perceived as imminent threat which does more evil than good. Fortunately my research takes me again to the hinterland to the Country Hotel Velani.

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