The Global Geoparks Network and the 169 UNESCO Global Geoparks share the UNWTO decision to designate World Tourism Day 2021 as a day to focus on Tourism for Inclusive Growth. The 169 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 44 Countries, hosting geological landscapes, geosites and landforms of international significance, are protecting and promoting geological heritage attractions as key elements for sustainable tourism development! The Global Geoparks Network invites all UNESCO Global Geoparks , their partners, associated agencies, businesses and individuals to celebrate tourism’s unique ability to ensure that nobody is left behind as the world begins to open up again and look to the future. UNESCO Global Geoparks – sustainable tourism destinations.
Greece has 6 areas that have been designated World Geoparks. They are Lesvos island Unesco Global Geopark, Psiloritis Unesco Global Geopark, Vikos - Aoos Unesco Global Geopark, Chelmos Vouraikos Unesco Global Geopark, Sitia Unesco Global Geopark and the area of Grevena-Kozani Unesco Global Geopark.
Lesvos with its geological monuments and landscapes, areas of ecological interest, cultural monuments and rich tradition, but also the countless possibilities to visitors for outdoor activities is an ideal destination. The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest continues the actions of promotion of natural monuments in order to utilize our rich geological, natural heritage and natural environment, promoting its unique wealth internationally with the help of UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Ntework. In this direction, the creation of synergies with all involved at a local level is necessary in order to achieve the best possible result for the promotion of Lesvos as a sustainable tourist destination.