Kalikalos Holistic Community Kissos

About us

Holistic Education Centre and Greek Holidays.

More than just retreat and workshop centres, the Kalikalos summer school Centres are each authentic communities where all community guests, workshop participants and volunteer staff live and learn together. We collaborate in the rhythms of a healthy, holistic, vegetarian lifestyle to support the transformational learning that goes on in the workshops. This is holistic education in practice.

In 2001, a group of friends from the Findhorn ecovillage community in N. Scotland transplanted some seeds of Findhorn to the Pelion region of Greece. The project has undergone several transformations over the years as members and venues settled into place. By 2009, two campuses had emerged—Kissos and Anilio—sharing resources and a common vision. In 2013, we opened a third campus at Hotel Alexandros above Plaka beach, and the three centres are now united as interdependent sister campuses under the "Kalikalos Holistic Network" umbrella.


Venue Highlights

Located near crystal clear Aegean beaches on the Pilion mountain of mainland Greece, the Kalikalos Holistic Network offers from May through September in three nearby centres a summer program of holistic workshops, retreats, and alternative holidays along with a community-building experience patterned after the Findhorn community in northern Scotland. At these centres we demonstrate the power of authentic community as a vehicle for a new culture of cooperation, partnership and sustainability. Our programs draw people from all around the world to live, work, share and play together.

Our Kissos centre is located in the beautiful Greek village of Kissos. We offer programs that are both intellectually stimulating and experiential in nature. They are themed around healing {self, society, planet), interpersonal communication, personal creativity, sustainable economics and self-inquiry.

Set in a lovely hillside area overlooking the Aegean sea it experiences amazing sunrise views. Kissos is a village of fruit trees, flowers and greenery, carved out of the forest above the seaside and about 25 miles/35 km (an hour’s drive) from the city and port of Volos. At an altitude of 515 meters (1600 ft), Kissos evades the extreme heat, staying comfortably warm even in August. The village is notable for its 16th Century ornate Greek Orthodox church and its fine tavernas specialising in regional dishes.

Due to the easy walk to the village, the forest and daily rides to the beach this centre is the most suitable for those who are not able to walk so well or far.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Vegetarian

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