“Routes in Marpissa” awarded as “Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destination” for the year 2018

We are pleased and excited to announce that the festival “Routes in Marpissa” was awarded by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN).
The festival won the third prize in the category “Cultural Sites”, while the theme of this year’s competition was Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism (“Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism” Awards “Special Edition 2018). In total 57 candidates from 15 countries had submitted applications, under 7 thematic categories. You can see all the winners here.

It is an institution that rewards actions across Europe that help protect and enhance the cultural heritage and the sustainable development of tourist destinations, raising awareness both of the local community and visitors.

The awards ceremony was held at the 11th International Conference on Cultural Tourism organized by ECTN in Paphos from 25 to 27 October.

This year’s awards were organized by ECTN in cooperation with Europa Nostra and the European Travel Commission, supported by the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism and the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

This award is rewarding for the teams creative work in the last nine years regarding the development of our rich heritage, and it is heartwarming, since this distinction promotes Marpissa and Paros as a cultural destination.

We dedicate this award to all the volunteers, residents, professionals and authorities that support us and to everyone who walks with us in Marpissa.