Formed: 2001 Established: 2002
This page last updated:1/2/2013
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Kalikalos is a seasonal summer community located in the Pelion region of Greece, established by the Holly Foundation (a not-for-profit educational trust) to demonstrate the value of authentic community as a vehicle for a new culture of peace, partnership and sustainability. Our mission is to show that by sharing, working, learning, and playing together, each of usóby living our own unique truthsócan heal ourselves and our planet.
We are an educational project, in effect a living-learning community-based summer school, running each year for five months from mid-May through mid-October in Greece. The core community consists of two or three full-time members and up to half a dozen transient volunteers who stay for periods of one to five months, receiving food and accommodation in exchange for their work in the community. Our income is derived from workshops, retreats, work-camps, and conferences in the areas of healing (self and planet), personal creativity, interpersonal communication, and Self-enquiry.
Our aim is to provide a temporary but authentic community environment for our guests and participants to practice living the values and insights gained through the holistic courses offered here.
The international community group that holds the Centre is inspired by the Findhorn ecovillage in northern Scotland, employing many of the processes developed there, including particularly attunement with nature, focalisation of work, and Way of Council. Our decisions are mostly made through consensus. We have a large organic vegetable garden that incorporates permaculture principles. We are located in the Pelion forest, a lush green ecosystem about seven kilometers from spectacular Aegean beaches.
We are always open to new temporary community members, who usually come to us first on a two-week trial basis during which we ask for a small financial contribution (currently $200).
During the winter months community members disperse, but many of them continue to work for the community doing fund raising, PR, web design, brochure layout, and other administrative jobs in preparation for the following summer in Greece.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Interview with co-founder of Kalikalos Community
Former/Other Names: Pilion Centaur Centre
This page last updated:1/2/2013
Visitor Process: Please contact us by email, phone, or mail. From November to April, write to us at Beeches, Nelson rd, Forres IV36 1DR. From May to October, contact us at the Kalikalos Centre in Kissos, Pelion, Greece.
GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(guest numbers are variable, up to 20)
Open to new members:
(See general description)
Leadership Core Group:
(in process of forming)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
($200 for two week trial period)
Land and Buildings
1 acres (0.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
An absentee landlord
Number of Residences:
(additional tents and yurts)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(There is a smokers area)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(all spiritual traditions honoured)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
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