Sacred site experience: a phenomenological study

Andriotis, Konstantinos ORCID logoORCID: (2009) Sacred site experience: a phenomenological study. Annals of Tourism Research, 36 (1) . pp. 64-84. ISSN 0160-7383 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2008.10.003)


This paper attempts to broaden the subject of sacred site experience by presenting the findings of a study on the experiences of an exclusive male sacred shrine in Greece, Mount Athos, also known as the Holy Mountain. The study involved a phenomenological approach undertaken through initiating conversations with visitors, participant observation and reviewing narratives on visitor books kept in monasteries. From the analysis five core elements of authentic experience emerged, namely spiritual; cultural; environmental; secular; and educational. These elements were discussed in relation to the methodology adopted and the findings of past research.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): religious; Christian pilgrimage; sacred shrine; experience; authenticity; phenomenology
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 12674
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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 14:00
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