Monday, 2 August 2010

Tourism in greece!

The economy of Greece is mainly based on the tourist industry. Most tourists visit Greece in order to visit its sights, taste the traditional home-made food and enjoy the sunny idyllic beaches with the soft gold sand!

On the other hand in other places there are not significant sights or beaches, however, they find other ways to attract tourists. For instance in a village in Japan called Inakadate they came up with something really clever and creative. This village did not have any sight so almost two decades ago village's clerk received an order of his superior which said that he should find a way to attract visitors. The only important this village had was the rice paddies so they created images of manga and warriors as well words with hues of rice! In this way during the years more and more tourists were willing to visit this place!

I don't mean that Greeks ought to plant rice paddles or something similar what I want to say is that why don’t modern Greeks end up being inactive regarding the turnout of tourists. I believe that we should concentrate on our civilisation nowadays and on the development of modern Greece not only for tourists but also for ourselves and our children. I suggest we organise competitions for the construction of the best sand sculpture in one of our beautiful beaches or concerning the winter tourism beautiful sales can be built in the scenic mountains. Furthermore, we can develop the ecotourism as Greece’s fauna and flora is unique.

All in all, Greece can be the ideal place for holidays not only for its sun and sights but also for other reasons. We should act and don’t rest in the past!


  1. Very good ideas, Maria! You are right about many things- great job!

  2. Well, I don't know if your teacher has already talked to you about it, but I'm a Brazilian student who is studying to take the CAE test, and I'm also writing a blog to improve my english, and my teacher suggested us to take a look at your blogs as well, so I might be appearing here from time to time.

    What can I say... All I know about Greece is what we read in our history books, but I would really love to visit your country. If you are thinking of ways to improve the potential for tourism your country has, why not explore its historical value? As far as I know, Greece is the source of the modern society and the democracy. It has lots of history, and a great importance in the world's artistic production don't you think?

    See ya,

  3. Nicely said Maria.I agree in most parts.It's definetely an interesting post but still the flies steal the show..:p

    see ya,

  4. Hi Shimabuko,
    I am really glad that my classmates nad I have the opportunity to exchange comments with students from another country!! This process would be really beneficial for all of us as we will improve our english skills as well we will broad our minds!

    About Greece and tourism as I see it we have a really rich heritage but what happens here is that tourism is mainly based on these sights. What I want to say is that today we do not do something to attract visitors! In other countries like in china even though they have an ancient civilization and plenty of sights connected with it, they have developed the industry of technology so tourists want to visit this country not only for its sights, but also to admire the new technological achievements.
    All in all, I believe that there are several ways to increase the number of tourists who visit Greece but we have to take them into consideration! What about your country? Except from samba and carnival parades what other attractions has it?
    See ya,