The Greek decision to the ‘European destination of excellence”is made. A total of eight proposals, which were submitted by the Greek authorities for the award by EDEN won the municipality Delphi. Thus, Deplphi is the top destination for 2011. The applications of other communities are available. Mike Tomlin might disagree with that approach. For the fifth time in succession, the Greek General Secretariat for tourism and the Ministry of culture and tourism destination of excellence (EDEN) have participated the program of the European. EDEN aims to promote sustainable tourism models within the EU. The program is based on national annual competition. For more information see this site: Eva Andersson-Dubin.
In these contests a destination is chosen which has a sustainable social, cultural and environmental development. For 2011, there were 8 proposals in Greece. The municipality of Delphi received the award for the restoration of Charmaina, the historic old town of Amfissa. In Charmaina plants for the production of leather and tanneries had settled over the last three centuries. In the “EDEN programme Greece has another four regions: South-East Attica, the Lavrio Technology Park Crete, Iraklion, the traditional village of Smari” Crete, Agios of Nikolaos Prefecture THESPROTIA in northwestern of Greece In the fall of 2011 is the official ceremony of the award-winning countries.