Summary The environmental benefit that is claimed to exist with the direct international flights that are sought by the expansion of Paros airport is a bait: the A318-320-321/B737 jets – consume more kerosene and cause more pollution than the turboprops currently used. Moreover, they will not be able to take off again with a full… Continue reading Everything you need to know about aviation pollution and its future
Tourists dance free from their everyday lives. But the pandemic is throwing the island back on an old question: can tourism be more sustainable?An article of Aline Wanner, in the Swiss German newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung
We have the fundamental right and the moral duty to stand up against the Paros Airport Extension and to call for a sustainable reformatting of the project. Several individual reactions against our opposition to the Paros Airport Extension, at the very least question, if not deny, our right to act against a programming of infrastructure… Continue reading We have the fundamental right and the moral duty to stand up against the Paros Airport Extension
If Paros’ new airport is implemented and scores commercially as well as that of Mykonos did in 2019, Paros and Antiparos are facing a potential of 500.000 additional arrivals and 4.000.000 additional overnight stays per year, their July and August population increasing at the very least with 28.000 persons (as compared to the 2018 level),… Continue reading Extended Paros Airport Potentials
I went to Paros for the first time 58 summers ago. My mother, her siblings and her parents grew up there. East Paros, Marpissa and Piso Livadi had no electricity, we lit with oil lamps, the inhabitants were farmers, stockbreeders and fishermen. On the beach of Piso Livadi, nets were spread to dry, where there… Continue reading The travel traffic in Paros is twice bigger than the island’s endurance
The tourism industry seems to believe that overtourism mainly stands in the way of continuous growth but, its impact may be an existential risk for destinations around the world. There are many examples where the cultural and natural heritage of a place is at risk, or where costs of living and real estate have substantially… Continue reading About overtourism
The Greek Ministry of Transport is carrying out a tender procedure for the extension of the Paros Airport and its transformation into an international hub. What kind of development will this bring to Paros and Antiparos, given the climate change we are currently experiencing? The old airport of Paros, which was no longer suitable, was… Continue reading What airport for a Green Paros?
PM Mitsotakis, in his recent speech on June 23 before the SETE (Hellenic Association of tourism enterprises) expressed his engagement for sustainable tourism, combining economic growth with environmental sustainability goals.