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#12057 Shame About The Litter

Posted by jem on 03 October 2007 - 02:17 AM in Explore Crete

I have to agree, they drive with a death wish, tail hugging loons, but thats the way the Greeks are in general, when it comes to driving. Everytime we went on the main Her-Chan road I called it the 'wackey races' and it was like being in the Gran Prix B) But I have to say I do love the Greek people and there unique culture. Still a shame about the litter, it will have an adverse affect on the islands tourism and thus , so maybe it is worth spending the money to educate etc. Anyway I will always love them <_<

#12047 Shame About The Litter

Posted by jem on 01 October 2007 - 02:49 AM in Explore Crete

<_< Hi and thanks for your comments.

I agree, I live in cornwall and some tourists to litter, but it has got a lot better in the past few years. Anyone who goes to crete and litters is a disgrace to us all, education and time can help a lot.


#12009 Shame About The Litter

Posted by jem on 23 September 2007 - 04:35 PM in Explore Crete

Hi All,

We have just returened from a much needed weeks holiday on Crete.

My wife and I just wanted to say that Crete is a wonderful diverse island, with much to offer people from all walks of life, young or old.

Why, oh why do the locals feel the need to just throw their rubbish out of the car window? Having landed in Herakilon (not sure if spelt corrctly) we headed off to Agi Palagia, only about 20km to the west. The first thing I noticed was the horrible amount of road side litter, what an absolute shame, such a beautiful Island and yet litter everywhere.

Is it just a complete lack of care for ones homeland, or are people just lazy to the extreme. Whats the matter with the locals, have some pride in your Island. After all tourism is a good source of income for the locals and this is having a bad affect on tourists wanting to return.

Why not start an awarness of this problem, it was not too long ago in the Uk (we live in Cornwall) that we had similar problems, but that has changed a great deal or it has down here in Cornwall.

Come on Explore Crete, can you not do something 'get the ball rolling' its your island, think about the wildlife and grazing animals (which we saw chewing on an old plastic bag and worse). Education is the only way, we want to come back and we will, but have some pride in your homeland.

Anyone want to comment please do so, I will say that up and away from the the hussle of the towns and citys it was a lot better, I think the real locals do care.