Sport tourism and Karpathos: The Pan-Aegean games of 2002

Mike Frank G. Epitropoulos, George Karlis, Nicos Kartakoullis, Kostas Lagopoulos, Mike Micropantremenos

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Countries that have traditionally relied on the ‘sand and sea’ to lure tourism are now looking for specialized forms of tourism to expand their tourism market to a non-seasonal one. Sport tourism is a specialized form of tourism growing in Greece. In fact, islands such as Karpathos have realized its potential to expand tourism and have recently completed construction of a new sports stadium for the Pan-Aegean Games of 2002. This paper examines sport tourism as a development tool for the island of Karpathos as a result of hosting the Pan-Aegean Games of 2002. A description of the island of Karpathos and the Pan-Aegean Games is provided. Furthermore, an overview of domestic sport tourism and sport use of the Karpathian National Stadium is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sport and Tourism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Epitropoulos, M. F. G., Karlis, G., Kartakoullis, N., Lagopoulos, K., & Micropantremenos, M. (2003). Sport tourism and Karpathos: The Pan-Aegean games of 2002. Journal of Sport and Tourism, 8(4), 313-319.