Crete: Endowed by Nature, Privileged by Geography, Threatened by Tourism?

@article{Briassoulis2003CreteEB,
  title={Crete: Endowed by Nature, Privileged by Geography, Threatened by Tourism?},
  author={Helen Briassoulis},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Tourism},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={97 - 115}
}
  • H. Briassoulis
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Economics
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Crete, the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and the largest Greek island, is a highly heterogeneous region which has experienced rapid tourism development since the mid- to late 1960s when the growth in international tourism and broader socioeconomic changes disturbed past equilibrium patterns. Tourism has become a leading economic sector but has also caused several unwanted economic, environmental and sociocultural impacts and, currently, it appears to threaten the island's… 

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