A Model for Planning
Located in the center of the proposed park, Mt. Lykaion may be seen as the vehicle for generating region-wide interest in park establishment. The local communities around Mt. Lykaion are actively concerned about their heritage, preserving local traditions, and promoting the history of the area by providing opportunities for people to enjoy it.
Secondly, the recent archaeological discoveries at Mt. Lykaion have highlighted the international significance of this site. By undertaking a local-scale planning study at Mt. Lykaion, a template has been created that can be used throughout the heritage area to examine the feasibility of protecting ancient features while providing controlled tourism access, establish guidelines for preserving traditional uses of the land while creating economic opportunities, encourage resource longevity and suggest ways of managing change in the landscape to protect its unique character.