Unique, 5,000 year old Keros artefacts exhibition now on in Athens

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Chances are that, unless you are an archaeology buff, you have not heard about the Greek Aegean island of Keros. 60 km SE of famous Mykonos, it is its antithesis, as it is totally uninhabited, unless you count an endless stream of archaeologists from all over the world (that keep digging during the day and return by boat to nearby Koufonisia island...
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Nature Guardians in Action!

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On July the 18th I was at the famous Louros beach in Western Greece, along with 50 volunteers from 10 NGOs for the purposes of collecting rubbish, 10,000 litres to be exact, mostly left by day trippers. Louros beach is part of the Messolonghi-Aitoliko wetland and National Park. The cleanup was organised by the Greek Ecotourism Society, a new non-governmental, non-profit organisation. Our overall aim was to unite local NGOs, raise awareness, and support the understaffed National Park authority. Currently there are no waste or recycling bins in the area, which is popular with locals and flamingoes, while environmental awareness is low. Louros beach also suffers from illegal/unlicensed construction (summerhouses and beach bars). Our project, "Nature Guardians, Active Citizens for Sustainable Management of Preservation of Protected Areas", will continue with another voluntary cleanup and a day conference in September 2021, in Lake Trichonida, Greece's largest natural lake, also in Western Greece.  
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Accessible and inclusive tourism: tourism for all is possible but it takes time

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Today I am sharing my experience with Hotel Loveno. In June I wanted to do some research into accessibility in Italy, to understand what laws govern it, what the minimum and recommended standards are, and how to improve the welcome at Hotel Loveno for people with these needs. We discovered that Hotel Loveno has many limitations imposed mainly by th...
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An electrifying exhibition at Athens' top green attraction

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If in Athens this summer, do not miss the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC, https://www.snfcc.org/en) in Kalithea, in itself a green attraction as a multi-award winning, public urban regeneration and cultural project with exciting happenings, olive groves, herb gardens and a breathtaking 360 view of Athens and Faliro&nbs...
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Let’s travel digitally! – Conscious Travelista

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Let’s travel digitally! – Conscious Travelista
My first digital trip to Moscow and yes it's worth to travel digitally sometimes and try something new!
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Artifacts for Sale - Batuta Travels

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Artifacts for Sale - Batuta Travels
The wooden images from the Kalash valleys of northern Pakistan are open for online sale. These artifacts reflect the diversity of the Kalash culture of Chitral, Pakistan. Mr. Rehmat Wali Khan, a differently-abled person, has the expertise to produce these labor-intensive artifacts. He has the skills and experience of producing amazing wooden images by hand without using modern technology. As per Mr. Wali’s instruction, the price of each artifact is described below. Please note that payment of income tax and courier charges would be the liability of a buyer. But we will facilitate you in the transportation of the artifacts. Please visit https://batutatravelz.medium.com/artifacts-for-sale-61f1928897cd for details. Those willing to buy the artifacts can contact us.
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An Adventurer's Diary | by Batuta Travels | May, 2021 | Medium

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An Adventurer's Diary | by Batuta Travels | May, 2021 | Medium
3-Day Trekking from Kosht to Susoom Via Phasti, Chitral, Pakistan From Booni, hitchhiked to the Kosht bridge thanks to Mr. Iqbal Tahir Sb of village Shogram. Launched the Kosht-Phasti-Susoom Trekking from Kosht bridge by 09:36 pm. Went to visit the home-based museum of material heritage that Habibullah Sb of Noghor Mori, Kosht, has set up. He extended warm reception, chatted for a while, and opened the museum for visit and photography. The museum is stocked with the precious material heritage of the Kho culture ranging from 100 to 500 years. It is a valuable repository that could play a significant role in theorizing the indigenous Kho culture for researchers, anthropologists, and ethnographers in the right direction. It has also much fascination to attract tourists to the area. Ethnology has evolved in the Chitral region as a museum discipline for over two or three decades with the establishment of Chitral museum and...
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Crete, Greece: CCS 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy, Autumn 2021

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Crete, Greece: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy. Dates: September 20-25 and October 11-16, 2021. An experiential learning program with expert presentations at historic sites, nature reserves, and visits with award-winning organic farmers, olive oil producers and vintners. Discover t...
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Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries featured in Agroecology Europe

Greetings from Crete,Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries featured in Agroecology Europe Spring Newsletter. It's great to see so many innovative projects by colleagues. https://www.agroecology-europe.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Spring-Newsletter-May-2021.pdfAll the best,Nikki RoseFounder-Director, Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational NetworkProducer-Director, Heritage Protectors DocumentaryCrete, GreeceCookingincrete.com
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Carbon Neutral Homestays

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Mountain Homestays Contributes to Global Sustainability Goals The world marked the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2020. It meant we are getting closer to the commitment we made to reduce the global carbon emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Cel...
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