Experiential Development and Cultural Tourist, Through the Example of the Settlement “Katomera” in Trikeri in the Prefecture of Magnesia

  • Dionysia FragkouEmail author
  • Garifallia Gerogianni
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


The importance of collective action and the power of the natural wealth of a place are two factors that could be considered critical for the survival of a society. At a time when the Internet is an essential component of everyday life, pictures, images and information that individuals receive are common to all regions of the world. Through globalization occurs disappearance of local characteristics, customs and traditions of each place and forms a uniform perception of things and eventually a common aesthetic people. At such a time the places that have remained unchanged and far from this reality are examples of authenticity and challenge for many. Such places are the areas that have been abandoned and have preserved their structure and aesthetic value. The revival of such areas could be an element of development of experiential and cultural tourism interest. Using the principles of agrotourism and through the living experience of habitation, the concept of collective living can be redefined. The purpose of this study is to highlight the way of revival and recovery sites have been abandoned in the past 40 and more years, through the example of «Katomeri» settlement in Trikeri in the prefecture of Magnesia. In a small and remote area, like Triker, the bonds created between people and their needs for a self-sustaining society have led to the formation of a collective way of action. The inhabitants of this village have created in the past a settlement in the place where their crops were located. There they built small churches where many families lived together in different periods. This settlement at the time of urbanization was abandoned and ruined as in many other areas of rural Greece. So in the last few years what can be seen are these huts, to dissolve day by day. The results of this research resulted from the local observation and recording of the local data but also from the largest local “encyclopedia”, the village square, where older people carry the stories of the place to young people. The imprinting of the buildings of the settlement was carried out in the framework of the dissertation entitled “The Old Habits” to be used as a case study.


Revival Collectivity Cooperation Cultural tourism Experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of West AtticaAthensGreece

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