Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
A related example, regarding the structure of its management, is the operation of the Greek National Tourist Organization, which during the period from 1975 to 1985, undertook the renovation of traditional dilapidated houses. After having operated as hostels for a number of years, were returned to their owners for further exploitation. Corresponding examples of floating holiday villages are located in Amsterdam, Phuket, Saigon etc.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Apart from the fishermen themselves, professionals from related disciplines, captains, shipwrights, sailors, workers in shipyards, merchants, restaurateurs and their families, the whole community will benefit from new jobs in to leisure and transport in this mild form of tourism that will help villages survive. Meanwhile, the fishing boats, true masterpieces of an art that has its roots in Greek antiquity may continue to adorn the Greek bays and maintain and promote the tradition of shipbuilding.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
The traditional fishing villages maintain in their agony, a peaceful pace and a remarkable architecture in a beautiful environment. Although, often located near famous tourist destinations, few people know about them and visit. From Simi, Gytheio and Galaxidi to Messologi, Limeni and Plomari throughout South Crete and the Ionian islands, floating villages could be the alternative for tourists prioritizing respect for the environment and tradition and looking for a quiet shelter near the sea. A new tourist institution could be created in our country.