Policies for Environmental Awareness in Tourist Accommodation. The case of Greece.

  • Chara Orfanoudaki
  • Evgenia Tousi Hellenic Open University
Keywords: energy efficiency, tourist accommodation, Greece, energy upgrading


The article describes the environmental impact of tourist accommodation in Greece, taking into consideration the international experience on the field. The focal point of research is related to the contemporary policies as they are implemented in Greece after the Kyoto Protocol. The article contains unpublished data form the Programme “Green Tourism” which is the main policy for energy upgrading in tourist accommodation. Furthermore, it describes the implemented interventions aiming to the improvement of the ecological footprint of hotels. Finally, the article suggests directions for further development as for the environmental awareness in the sector of tourist accommodation in Greece.