Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Eco-Agritourism Network is a finalist in National Geographic's Geotourism Challenge.
The competition aims to identify innovations in tourism that sustain, enhance and preserve local culture and place.
Winners are decided by public votes. Please vote for Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries and tell 2000 friends. Voting concludes on June 11. Voters are required to register first and select 3 favorite entries. To let the judges know that your first choice is Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries (there is no designation on the voting form), you can also post a comment on the CCS entry discussion page as well.
This is an important initiative to create awareness of programs that help to protect cultural and natural heritage. Support of this work is crucial.
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All the best,
CCS promotes the work of over 40 locally-owned small businesses and individuals working on cultural and natural heritage preservation projects. The network organizes educational programs for small groups and eco-agritourism workshops. Seasonal programs cover history, organic farming, nature, botany and cuisine. Seminar attendees have a rare opportunity to experience Crete from an insider’s viewpoint and learn about sustainable foodways that can enrich their quality of life. CCS awards include the World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development, The World Travel and Tourism Council and is featured in National Geographic publications, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian (UK), and manuals on ecotourism, agritourism and nutrition.
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Preservation of Crete's cultural-culinary heritage and environment; promotion of sustainable organic agriculture; promotion of bona fide ecotourism and related action programs.
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