What to know before you come

What to know before you come

  1. Finding Us 

Nectar cottages are located 10 min away from Pylos (also spelled Pilos) and Methoni (or Modon in French). It’s 50 min drive from Katalama Airport or 3h drive from Athens airport. 

The cottages are on a dirt track, which is ok to drive on as long as you go slowly. There are signs for Nectar Cottage along the dirt path (make sure you follow the signs, not google). You turn off the main road at this location and will find Nectar Cottages here. See map below, purple is the route to the Nectar Rental Cottages and blue goes to Dio Pigadia Sustainable Farm. 

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  1. When you arrive

Arrival Time: Arrivals from 15:00-20:00. If you arrive later we’ll leave the key on the door and you can make yourself at home.

Parking: To the right of the gate when you come in.

Water: We don’t have access to water from the network. The water comes from our well please save this precious ressource! The tap water is filtered and drinkable. You will find some bottled water at you arrival.

Hot water: Turn on the fuse before you use the shower (it takes 15-30min to heat up). Please make sure to turn off the fuse when you’re finished to save energy and help the environment!

  • The Big House fuse box (coming soon)
  • Red Cottage fuse box is in the hallway on the right, just before the kitchen. 
  • Loft fuse box is to the left when you come in, by the front door. 

Anything else, just drop us a whatsapp on +30 698 730 6255.

  1. Dio Pigadia Sustainable Farm

The Nectar Cottages are located 5min walk from our sustainable farm. As part of the rental we offer vegetables straight from the farm. Let us know if you are interested (depends on season and availability).

You can also use our homemade products from the Shop. You can pay these in the “donation box” that you will find there (as well as the price list).

You are welcome to come visit the farm. Just let us know in advance and respect our privacy. Thank you.

What others think about us

  • Avatar We learn as we wander ★★★★★ 8 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 ★★★★★ 7 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.
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  • Avatar gil jarus ★★★★★ 7 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 Lucas Bonnier-Kulik ★★★★★ 5 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
    Lucas
  • Avatar Louise Olgiati ★★★★★ 3 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 Séréna Duthilleux Giamoukis ★★★★★ 4 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. ★★★★★ 8 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 ★★★★★ 10 months 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.
  • Avatar Antonia Rappert ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Truly a special place. There's a lot to learn from this place, a bunch of warm people and many great ideas of how to live together in a sustainable … More (ecological & social) way. I really liked volunteering during the olive harvest, I still often think about the feeling of waking up and feeding the animals first thing in the morning before having breakfast and starting the day together with everyone. Greetings from Bonn :)
  • Avatar Jade Da Silva ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I've worked as a volunteer last autumn (sorry Jules it took me a long time to write a little review, but better late than never:-) It's a unique … More place in which you will be able to help a common project that makes so much sense nowadays and be part of a family. If you are curious, motivated, eager to exchange and share experiences/knowledge and you want to add a little be of you in this amazing project then go for it. You will discover the pleasure of living the slow life and go back to the essential. I wish with all my heart to come back to this little haven of peace !