Things to do nearby

Things to do nearby


We are lucky to have a lot of beautiful beaches nearby. Here are our favourites:


(best to book during peak season)



Gialova: beautiful seafront town with bars and restaurants.


  •  Taverna Argiris, for local traditional food. Highly recommended. Argiris is our friend, mention you come from Dio Pigadia he might offer you an Ouzo or something ; )


A bit further north but don’t miss Riki if you pass by




  • Hikes: Do not miss the hike to the Old Castle (Paliokastro). The view from the top over the Vodokoilia beach and natural reserve is breathtaking. Check for flamingoes and chameleons near the laguna. There is also an impressive cave on the way. It takes about an hour and a half, one part is quite steep but well equipped. We HIGHLY recommend.
This is the shortest way there. Park at the cross.
Follow the blue line. The path is well marked. Sometimes it divides in 2 but just continue you will be back on the main track.
  • There is a wonderfull fresh hike in the shadow of the trees from Kalamaris waterfalls to Stenosia waterfalls. This is a little adventure, make sure you have good shoes and you are in a sporty mood. Avoid if big rains.
  • Mountain biking – you can borrow our bikes free of charge to explore the area!
  • Watersports: check
  • If you like golf:

Enjoy your stay!

What others think about us

  • Avatar Soizic Brun ★★★★★ a month 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 Soffi Sandkühler ★★★★★ in the last week
    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 We learn as we wander ★★★★★ 10 months 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 Marjal Sykora ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Dio Pigadia is a very beautiful place between olive trees. The month we was there was the best time of our trip through Greece and south europe. Jules … More is very friendly and he work at this project with all his possibilities and love. Also it was nice to known all the nice people and this way of life. I can tell recommend to go to this place and this people and see how life can work in a good way.
    Thanks for this experience Jules
    P. S. you should try the comfortable compost toilet ;) it's perfect.
  • Avatar gil jarus ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Such a lovely place! We stayed for three nights and felt home, the atmosphere is peaceful and welcoming, we were invited to help ourselves with everything … More the farm yields - vegetables, greens and eggs. the volunteers were friendly, and Jules hosted us so nicely, he showed us around the farm and kindly explained about the ways he operate the farm and the permaculture approach, he gave us so much knowledge with such a big smile, it was a pleasure!
  • Avatar Louise Olgiati ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Had an amazing time at Dio Pigadia volunteering for 6 weeks. It was great to learn about gardening and permaculture, and to be part of such a welcoming … More community !
  • Avatar Lucas Bonnier-Kulik ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    I spent approximately 2 months alongside Jules and many other volunteers and it was for me one of my deepest experience I've never had. You live, … More learn, practice as if it was your family, your shared project that you support, a return to a sober living.
    Thank you for all, I'll never forget. Kiss
  • Avatar Séréna Duthilleux Giamoukis ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    A magical place with amazing people, Dio Pigadia feels like a second home, and I can’t wait to be back!
  • Avatar Jonas P. ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    A little paradise and a source of creativity. This place has a beautiful spirit as well as awesome human beings and animals. You have to visit it!
  • Avatar R Bungener ★★★★★ a year ago
    What an incredible place where nature and humans work in collaboration to enable sustainable living and agriculture.
    Not only is Dio Pigadia in gorgeous
    … More setting, in the hills between Pylos and Methani, the people there are also really nice. A must visit whether you're a volunteer or visiting the area (they do hope evenings on Fridays!).
    They also have rental cottages (Nectar Pylos) which are a gem to stay in if you're visiting.