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Nectar Rental Cottages

Book your vacations in our rental cottages next to our sustainable farm!

Relax in nature, enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle, try our organic vegetables, homemade products, and olive oil.

Nectar is ideal for those who love exploration and are looking for a family atmosphere on their holidays.

Discover sandy beaches, historical sites, waterfalls, and much more nearby!

By renting our cottages, you support our NGO and the environment!

Click the button below to find out how to book your stay.

Get Involved – Volunteer

The mission of the ‘Dio Pigadia’ Permaculture Project is to foster a symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. 🌍

Feel the need for change? Want to learn about permaculture? Want to live an alternative experience you will never forget? Join our community!

To discover how you can get involved, click the button below!


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What is Dio Pigadia?

Dio Pigadia is a not-for-profit eco-farm established in 2018 in southern Greece, inspired by the philosophy of permaculture.

Many think that permaculture is a type of agriculture. It goes much beyond this: it is about finding a sustainable way of living, a more balanced cooperation between humans and nature.

Considering today’s systematic destruction of what is considered “resources”, it is necessary to explore and experiment with an alternative lifestyle more respectful of nature.

The first step is to aim at being as autonomous as we can from this destructive system so we can live more in harmony with nature.

The way humans today produce and consume their food is significant. Industrial production of meat and intensive agriculture leads to huge environmental issues as well as low-quality if not toxic products. The disconnection from the natural world is patent.


What is our goal?

At Dio Pigadia we intend to regenerate the soil destroyed by conventional agriculture. The soil is the base of the ecosystem and deserves care. Biodiversity in the soil is necessary for quality food production. This biodiversity translates into healthy plants which we need in turn to be healthy.

Unfortunately, it is not only the soil that is destroyed and needs healing, we need to regenerate the human substrate, the connection between people.

Dio Pigadia is an experimental space for people with a common dream for a better future.

Here we learn how to live and work together. We exchange knowledge. We think and fight for an alternative.

We want to be able to dream, laugh, work and hope together.

Come share this with us! You can come as a volunteer and have the full community lifestyle experience. But you can also support us by coming for holidays to the Nectar cottages, enjoy the peace and harmony of this place, visit this truly breathtaking region of Greece, enjoy the beach, taste our delicious veggies, olive oil and homemade products!

Disconnect from the stress and pollution, from the noise and the disillusions, and come to regenerate yourself with positive energies!

See what is possible if we think and do things differently!

Support us by spreading the word: together we will make it!

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Weekly Workshops✨

Weekly Workshops✨ Yoga classes: Every Tuesday and Saturday our instructor Argyro hosts yoga classes for our volunteers and visitors. If you are interested contact us to book your spot!📞+306972192196Class contribution: Free Donation Pole Dance Classes: Every Thursday evening our instructor Vaso hosts Pole Dance Classes for our volunteers and visitors. If you are interested contact ......

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Nectar Opening Event on 1st of May 2024

We are so excited to to invite you all to celebrate with us with homemade food, drinks and live music, on the 1st of May the Opening of Nectar. Nectar is a complex of 4 houses in a beautiful plot 5 min (by foot) from the Dio Pigadia Farm. Our dream to own the only ......

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Dio Pigadia’s soil analysis results

We are proud to share the results of the soil analysis conducted for our olive grove. The soil analysis was conducted by taking samples from Dio Pigadia’s olive grove soil and the neighbouring olive grove in which conventional farming methods are used. The results reveal that our olive grove soil displays generally larger concentrations of ......

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Zucchini and lentil lasagna

Zucchini and lentil lasagna

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Fava beans

Tasty fava beans puree

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Gratin

” Donkey´s ears” gratin of Mallau

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Clem way to make zucchinis great again

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Sourdough

Mathéo : king of sourdough

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Bread herbs

Herbed snail rolls of Kat

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Marjal’s lemon cake

Marjal’s lemon cake

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What others think about us

  • Avatar Didi Stoepman ★★★★★ a month ago
    I spent 3 days as volunteer at Dio Pigadia and it was a memorable experience! It’s amazing how the community runs the farm, educate the newcomers and are … More able to sustain the landscape and all its beauty products in such a nurturing way. The people on the farm are super warm and welcoming, the space is clean, the homemade meals are amazing and everybody is kind in educating about how the farm is operating. Can’t wait to come back!
  • Avatar Monica Vargas ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Fantastic place and lovely community, it is really nice to have had the experience to join it for a bit and be I touch with nature, organic food and beautiful … More people. cannot recommend it enough :)
  • Avatar Soizic Brun ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Amazing place where you can explore sustainable practices including composting, mulching, wood work, lacto-fermentation, low-technologies... in an interacting … More community. Jules is very willing to share his knowledge with you and explore shared governance. Don't miss this opportunity to live an off-grid experience.
  • Avatar We learn as we wander ★★★★★ a year ago
    My daughter and I only wanted to visit Dio Pigadia for one afternoon but we ended up staying three weeks. It was a truly great experience for us and we … More both enjoyed taking care of the animals, gardens and veggies on the farm and fell in love with this little paradise. We ate daily together with the other volunteers amazing fresh meals with very tasty vegetables from the garden, helped out at a beach clean up event and even went sailing together.
    Saying goodbye was a hard one here but we both know for sure we want to come back, so it's only bye for now and thank you for everything Jules.
    Lia, Jenny and Tito
  • Avatar Soffi Sandkühler ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    A wonderful farm with wonderful people.
    The vision of the place and the way that they think realistically about permaculture and self sustainability is
    … More inspiring!
    So if you get the chance to go there you should definitely go and enjoy your visit there!
    The area is amazing and the olives trees in combination with the wild see is a dream come true 🤩
  • Avatar Jessie van Hattum ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    What a great place! We came across Dio Pegidda online and Jules took all the time to show us around and answer our questions. It’s a community based ecological … More farm that really takes care of the land. We visited more projects in and around Greece and at Dio Peggida they realized a lot in just 6 years. Thanks Jules for the inspiring afternoon and we’re curious to return in a couple of years to see the progress!
  • Avatar Yarden Haik ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    We’ve stayed for a week in dio pigadia with my family as active guests. Our stay was beyond expectations. Stunning and comfortable place while it brings … More you back to basics. Thanks to the amazing staff and volunteers, we very fast felt part of the community. We highly recommend for a special experience in Peloponnese. All the family will take away something and reconnect with the essential laws of nature.
  • Avatar Menno ★★★★★ a month ago
    Joke and I had a holiday on the Pelopenesos. We stayed in Pylos and did some hiking and visiting archeological sites. Since our daughter and son in-law … More have a biodynamic vegetable farm in the Netherlands we googled on bio-farm. We had a hit for Dio Pigadia Farm. Perma-culture was the key word here. Since we know something about the filosofie of permaculture we made contact with Jules. We visited the place for a few hours. Warmly welcomed we had a tour around the property with a lot of information and explanation. A really inspiring place where you can really dive into sustainable living in every aspect. Great respect for the people there, who have founded a nucleus with great potency and expectation. Good luck and thank you for your dedication.
    Joke and Menno
  • Avatar Yiaei Kasenda ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Thank you Jules, Vaso and all the team for your warm welcome! We wish we could have stayed langer. What you people built up there in these few years is … More really amazing and impressively important. Good luck with everything that is yet to come! Can't wait to come back next year :) see you soon!
  • Avatar Willow Horsfall-Munden ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    An amazing experience with amazing people. We stayed for 2 months, we learnt so much, a place of sharing, enjoyment and caring. Living on the farm, in … More the olive trees, under the sun!