Golf: a way to attract high-quality tourism and the fight against seasonality.

Golf is one of the leading alternative courses of quality tourism contributes to the extension of the tourist season, on the one hand, and an increase in the number of tourists with a high income in our country, on the other hand.

It is estimated that worldwide there were 32.000 golf courses that take 60 million players. In Europe, only 7 million people are engaged in this sport.

"A large number of studies have confirmed the positive impact of the sport on society and the economy," said President of Aegean Airlines Feodoros Vassilakis. Director of golf courses Costa Navarino hotel "in the area of Messinia Petros Turgaidis said that golf was found:

Attracting quality tourism

Struggling with seasonality, extending the tourist season, as is part of tourism, attracting tourists at any time of the year

Greece is an ideal country for the tourism industry, since players feel special hospitality here compared with Spain, Portugal.

Minimum stay golfer is one to two weeks, and it is the customer who is 5-6-7 times, even during the winter months.

Golfers is usually retired, 55-60 to 80-85 years, held people who have free time and economic opportunities to travel 4-5-6-7 times a year.

Average cost single player-200-250 euros per day, because it needs a good area, good food, good wine, and, in General, he wants to spend time with high quality.

One golf course means its complete absence, because golfers must be at least 2-3 platform in each direction.

In Greece there are seven golf courses, two of which are located in the hotel "Costa Navarino, and one in Glyfada (Athens), in the village of Hersonissos in Crete, in the village of Afantou Rhodes, resort Porto Carras, located on the peninsula of Sithonia in CHALKIDIKI and in Corfu.

With regard to the golf course, located in the village of Hersonisos Heraklion (Crete Golf Club "), it is currently under reconstruction. This playground was opened in October 2003 year, covers an area of 720 acres with 18-hole golf course, and was developed by the English company PGA Design Consulting. There were some difficulties during the reconstruction, because the area is very rocky, planted 500 trees (olive trees and carob trees), and protected areas of flora and fauna. But soon, in September, the playground will begin its work. 


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