Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600014091

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
AGROTIKĪS OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
One of the most important elements of rural restructuring is the transition from a production-based to a consumption-based economy. The latter includes a variety of activities. Among these activities, tourism holds a predominant position. The main objective of the course is to help students understand the philosophy of the special tourism developed in the countryside, analyze the specific and general characteristics of different forms of tourism, understand the connection between tourism and the rural areas as well as the conflicts between tourism activities and the primary sector. Upon the completion of the course students will be able to: 1. understand the philosophy of special interest tourism in the rural 2. understand the role that specific forms of tourism occupy in local development 3. segment visitors according to their motivations and preferences 4. develop the skills needed to study and organize special tourism activities at the regional and business level 5. develop plans for the creation of a regional brand name 6. understand the importance of sustainability for tourism and rural areas 7. understand the principles of visitors’ psychology 8. acknowledge the potential impacts of tourism development on the local identity of rural regions 9. broaden their professional and research interests
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Rural restructuring and rural tourism. Definitions and contribution of tourism to the rural economy and society. Rural area and "sense of place", tourist resources Leveraging economic and social development in the rural through tourism Motivation theories and special tourism. Agritourism, open farms / social farms, apitourism Sustainable rural development and tourism (carrying capacity) Tourism services Visitors’ consumer behavior Consumer experience and special tourism Visitors’ psychology Creating a brand name for a rural region Wine tourism Cultural Tourism Religious tourism Ecotourism-National parks Gastronomic tourism Festival tourism MICE tourism
alternative tourism, rural, rural development, tourism services
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment33
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities4
Written assigments39
Student Assessment
Written exams Essay writing and presentation
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κοκκώσης, Χ., Τσάρτας, Π. και Γκρίμπα, Ε. (2011) Ειδικές και Εναλλακτικές μορφές τουρισμού. Ζήτηση και προσφορά νέων προϊόντων τουρισμού. Εκδόσεις ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ, Αθήνα. Σωτηριάδης, Μ. και Φαρσάρη Ι. (2009) Εναλλακτικές και Ειδικές μορφές Τουρισμού. Σχεδιασμός management και marketing. Εκδόσεις INTERBOOKS, Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
1. Παρταλίδου, Μ., 2017. Τουρισμός και “αγροτικό ιδεώδες”: Μύθος ή πραγματικότητα Πρότυπα ποιότητας και αξίες γύρω από τον αγροτικό τουρισμό, στο Τσάρτας,Π. & Λύτρας, Π. (επιμ),Τουρισμός, τουριστική ανάπτυξη. Συμβολές Ελλήνων επιστημόνων. Συλλογικό έργο Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση:Αθήνα 2. Ιακωβίδου, Ο., 2017. Εκτίμηση προβλέψεων για το μέλλον του αγροτικού τουρισμού στην Ελλάδα, στο Τσάρτας,Π. & Λύτρας, Π. (επιμ),Τουρισμός, τουριστική ανάπτυξη. Συμβολές Ελλήνων επιστημόνων. Συλλογικό έργο Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση:Αθήνα 3. Τουφεγγοπούλου, Α. 2017. Ο σχεδιασμός του οικοτουρισμού στην Ελλάδα: το ευρύτερο πλαίαιο ένταξης και η εφαρμογή του σε τοπικό επίπεδο μέσα από το παράδειγμα του Ζαγορίου, στο Τσάρτας,Π. & Λύτρας, Π. (επιμ),Τουρισμός, τουριστική ανάπτυξη. Συμβολές Ελλήνων επιστημόνων. Συλλογικό έργο Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση:Αθήνα 4. Χαρατσάρη, Χ. (2017). Ψυχολογία και Συμπεριφορά του Επισκέπτη. Εκπαιδευτικό Εγχειρίδιο που δημιουργήθηκε στο πλαίσιο του Έργου: «Recharging Greek Youth to Revitalize the Agriculture and Food Sector of the Greek Economy» (Πρόγραμμα εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων «Εναλλακτικός Τουρισμός», συνεργασία της Αμερικάνικης Γεωργικής Σχολής και του Rutgers University με τη χρηματοδότηση του Ιδρύματος Σταύρος Νιάρχος). 5. Πάρις Τσάρτας, Περικλής Λύτρας (επιμ), 2017.Τουρισμός, τουριστική ανάπτυξη. Συμβολές Ελλήνων επιστημόνων. Συλλογικό έργο Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση:Αθήνα
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