Traditional architecture traditional settlements and historical city-centers are substantial elements of the cultural heritage and the character of our land. Ways of life technical methods aesthetic preferences artistic movements and social relations which were developed through an agitated historical evolution are integrated in these elements.
The variety of forms of the greek architectural heritage is impressed in the 653 preservable traditional settlements the 8.000 preservable buildings as well as in the ancient and byzantine monuments, that can be found all over the greek countryside the coasts the mountains the urban centers.
The preservation and the integration of the architectural heritage into the tourism product is a prerequisite to sustainable tourism development and to creating alternative possibilities for all sorts of activities. Nowadays, many traditional buildings house new uses, such as accommodation museums exhibitions restaurants public and communal services etc.
The historical centers of the cities are being regenerated through restorations of old buildings pedestrianization and through making the most of open spaces thus becoming themselves important attractions .
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