The Social Co-operative Paths of Greece was founded in 2010. Our vision is to make Greece one of the Top 10 hiking Destinations in the World. Soon after, Greece faced significant economic turmoil. Despite that, we have managed to create a sustainable business, in a field that supports local economies: the field of quality alternative tourism. With your support, you help us to achieve our vision faster and better.
We find the old footpaths that our ancestors created and used, we clear them, we way-mark and sign-post them, with the needs of the modern hiker in mind, and eventually we promote them in Greece and Internationally. Some of our projects, like Sifnos Trails and Kythera Trails have been promoted all over the World, have been awarded and have attracted thousands of hikers.
The result? Here’s a couple of examples:
Kythera island utilised a donation of 50.000 Euros to develop a trails network that returned to the local economy more than 1.5 Million Euros within 5 years, thus creating direct and indirect jobs!
On the island of Sifnos, once we organised the trails network, local people started regular hikes, with tremendous positive effects to their health and the island is experiencing a hiking tourism boom.
The services we offer cover a wide range of needs for the effective development of a hiking destination, ranging from trail planning, field work, to the building of websites and applications and other promotional services. To ensure the highest possible quality in everything we do, we need our support. You can become a sponsor of Paths of Greece either for our operational needs or for specific needs in different trail networks that we have organised.