Maria Manola, Stylianos X. Koufadakis, Maria Sapountzaki


This study aims to capture the main definitions found in academic studies of tourism, and mainly to attempt a historical review of the concept of travel and tourism as forms of human mobility, from a time when transport systems were limited, to modern times. The travel motives of people since ancient times, the reasons-causes of human mobility during the history of the civilizations of the Mediterranean, Asia, Egypt, Rome and Greece, as well as accessibility, as a factor in the choice of a destination, are topics that are analyzed in the context of the interaction between the aforementioned concepts.


periegetism; tourism; travel; history of human mobility; travel motivations; tourism and development

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