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

@article{Briassoulis2003CreteEB,
  title={Crete: Endowed by Nature, Privileged by Geography, Threatened by Tourism?},
  author={H. Briassoulis},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Tourism},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={115 - 97}
}
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… Expand
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