- Roggia Organic Farm, Corfu -http://www.roggiafarm.com
- A new farm that is applying
biodynamic farming principles and working with rare breeds. It
enjoys a peaceful, idyllic setting with accomodation in three
maisonettes, fully equipped with all you need. The enthusiastic
owner Nikos, doesn't speak a great deal of English, but nonetheless
will welcome you to get involved with all aspects of the farm
-you can help with the animals or simply watch.
- Aspros Potamos.
- The most beautiful hillside
houses hewn from local stone and set on a hillside at Aspros
Potamos. The complex offers ten restored cottages ranging from
small studios to 2-bed apartments. Being built into the ground
they enjoy the natural cooling of the rock. There is no mains
electricity -lighting is by candlelight and oil lamps, and fridges
are powered from photovoltaic cells.
Villas, Avdou -http://www.avdou.com
- An alternative 'hotel' with
a complex of studio accommodation set on a 2.2-hectare organic
farming estate at the edge of Avdou village, surrounded by olive,
orange, tangerine, apricot trees and a vegetable garden grow.
They offer spa facilities for massage, homeopathy, and acupuncture
along with training in organic farming and production of olive
oil. They can also arrange outdoor adventures with local companies,
including paragliding, horseback riding, hiking and climbing.
The owners live on the premises and meals can be provided by
- Metohi Kindelis Farmhouse, Chania, Crete -http://www.metohi-kindelis.gr
- A beautiful centuries-old farmhouse
dating back to the late Venetian period. The buildings have been
immaculately restored to provide three separate guesthouses set
in beautiful gardens. The villas are fully equipped with everything
from pool to wifi, but it is the quality of the restoration that
really makes this property stand out -have a look at the pictures
on their website.
- Ionian Eco Villagers, Gerakas -http://www.relaxing-holidays.com
- Offer villas, cottages and studios
in Zakynthos, owned by local Greek people. The company aim is
to support local business, and raise awareness of conservation
issues of local flora and fauna, including the endangered sea
turtles, and can introduce you to the Archelon Sea Turtle volunteers.
A number of the cottages have solar hot water, gardens and orchards
surrounding the properties are organically farmed, and the company
maintains and staff the Earth Sea & Sky Information Centre.
Earth Sea & Sky organises and assists with conservation work
such as beach clean ups and they encourage their guests to take
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