Events


Past events

Paleochori has hosted the first and second editions of the Unplugged Dance platform (2022, 2023).

The first Unplugged Dance platform conducted an educational activity lasting a total of three weeks, from August 22nd to September 11th, 2022. The theme of this first program was “dance as a practice of embodiment”. Each week was designed as a complete program, and participants could choose whether to attend one, two, or all three weeks.

In 2023, the second edition of the international dance platform Unplugged Dance included three educational activities with different themes.

| revisited _ July 2nd – 23rd, 2023 & September 3rd – 10th, 2023 | 4 weekly workshops

|| research residency _  July 30th – August 5th, 2023 | 2 research workshops

||| main educational program _ August 6th – 20th, 2023 | 4 weekly workshops


Few frequently asked questions… 

 

How will I get to Neochori?

You can find detailed information on how you can get to Neochori Lefkada > here

 

Αfter I arrive in Neohori village, how will I find the venue?

As soon as our guests arrive in Neochori village a member of our team welcomes and guide them to the venue which is a 20′ walk. We can help you with some luggages, however we definetly suggest you to avoid bringing a suitcase, but to prefer a backpack that you can carry instead. Remember, you are in nature, and most routes in the village are rocky.

 

What time is check in and check out?

Check-in is from 16:00 to 18:00, and check-out is by 08:30. However, these times may vary depending on the schedule of the event you are attending.

 

What is the cancellation policy in your events?

Deposit:

In case of cancellation on your side, the deposit is non-refundable, with the only exception being circumstances such as closed borders, pandemic, or war preventing your travel.

If the event is canceled for any reason, the entire deposit amount will be refunded without reservations.

Remaining Balance: 

At any time before the program’s start date, if you have already paid the remaining balance and choose to cancel, a full refund only of the remaining balance will be provided. In this case, any transaction or bank fees will be charged on the receiver.

 

 

Is the venue accessible by car?

The venue is accessible by car up to a point, however it is a dirt road. Then there is an uphill path of about 100m.

 

Can you arrange an airport transfer? How far is it from the airport?

We can arrange a minibus lift at a specific time for an extra charge from the airport, Lefkada, or Nidri, depending on the needs of each event. We can also assist you by arranging a taxi upon request, provided it is made at least 72 hours in advance. Additionally, we can help you connect with other individuals arriving around the same time to potentially share a taxi ride. The approximate taxi fare from the airport to Neochori village is about 70 euros, and the journey typically takes around 1 hour and a half.

 

What is the maximum number of guests that the venue can host?

The venue’s maximum capacity is 26 people. 

 

What is the average age range?

All adults are very welcome to our programs, regardless of age! Our activities are for all levels. 

 

Is there power on site?

There is power in the venue, only for charging your phones/laptop/power banks specific time period during the day, usually 2-3 hours.

 

Is there Wifi on site?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available all day in specific area on site. However, we generally recommend our guests to enjoy some “unplugged” days.

 

Is there security on site?

There is no security on site. Every participant is responsible for their personal items during their stay in the venue, and in case of loss the company bears no responsibility. However, we never had to deal with stealing incidents until now, and there is zero criminality in the village.

 

Meals

Αll meals provided in our program are plant-based, with fresh, local, organic products, cooked with love by the experienced team of φ | Foodpath. Our menu is vegetarian, with vegan and gluten free options if needed.  Two vegetarian meals and a light lunch in between are provided each day.

The food provided is plentiful, delicious, and fulfilling for our program’s needs. However, it is served as a buffet at specific hours, so there may not always be food available in the venue, nor are there extra meals or snacks for purchase. Therefore, we invite each participant to take care of their personal needs, especially if they have a special diet.
If you need to eat before class in the early morning, or during shorter periods, you are more than welcome to have your personal snacks or anything you need with you. You can keep them in a safe, shaded space in the dining area, just keep in mind there is no fridge.
Please bear in mind that the venue is a 45-minute walk downhill from the shops. We can assist you once or twice during the week if you need to buy something for yourself. However, for the best stay, please ensure that you arrange your needs in advance.

 

Basic info about the camp

• The camp is in a natural environment, in a mountain settlement, so besides us human beings, there are also other creatures living there, such as smaller or bigger animals and insects -ferrets, foxes, rabbits, scorpions, snakes, spiders etc. This is their home and they live harmoniously in this environment having no desire to bother us nor harm us, except if we disturb them. In any case, we have cleaned the areas as much as possible and we have used sulfur. However, we must inform you that you should not pick up big stones, nor walk barefoot in the area, as well as to avoid standing by the stone walls. Also, please keep your tents well closed.

• Please do not have food or beverages inside your tents, nor in any other spot of the venue except for the dining area.

• All plates, cups and generally things from the dining area are for use only there, and not in your tents, on the platform, nor any other place.

• Please never leave exposed food in the dining area, nor in any other place.

• There is a first aid kit on site, however if you receive any special treatment, or have a specific allergy, it is essential to inform us and to have your medicine with you.

• The use of illegal substances is prohibited during the program.

• The consumption of alcohol in the venue is not allowed without the permission of the supervisors.

• Smoking cigarettes in the venue is not allowed. In case you really need to smoke we kindly ask you to do it only in the kitchen area, consciously and without disturbing non smokers, and always put it out in the ashtray and in any case on the ground.

• Lighting fires in the venue is not allowed.

• It is each one of us responsibility to keep the space and common use areas clean. We throw our rubbish only in the rubbish bins, food leftovers in the special bin, and always wash anything we use right after, to avoid inviting bugs and animals, and so everyone can enjoy a clean space!

• Please never throw any paper in the toilets, or any other object or material. All the water is being absorbed by the earth, and in addition there is a high risk of clogging the drain.

• The water from the showers is absorbed by the earth, that’s why we only use biodegradable shampoos and shower gels. In case you do not have your own with you we have green soap available.

• If you need to wash your clothes you can do it by hand in the wash basins at the campsite, by only using green soap or some other natural cleaner and not using chemical soaps. There is green soap powder on site or you can use your own natural cleaner. You can inform us when you need to wash your clothes, and help you with it. Plus, there is a laundry shop in Nidri that you can visit.

• Power supply for charging phones opens every day for two hours, usually during classes or during meals. You can find the outlets in the dining area.

• Please respect the quiet hours during the day; 13.00pm-16.00pm and 22.00pm-06.00am we rest, or try quiet activities.

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What would it be good to bring with me?

• Personal towel. The areas where the lessons will be held are shaded and the lessons will be held early in the morning and in the evening. Nevertheless, it’s August and we’re in Greece, so it will be quite hot! We will sweat and need our towels.

• Your water bottle – if it is one that keeps beverages cold even better! There is no fridge on site.

• Comfortable clothes for classes. The temperature is generally high, and at night it doesn’t drop below 22 degrees so you don’t need to carry heavy clothes.

• Sports shoes or shoes that are comfortable for walking and movement practices. Some of the workshops may require shoes, or take place outside the studio, so it’s a good idea to have a pair with you. Don’t forget, we are in nature and the earth is rocky!

• Sun hat

• Sunscreen

• Swimsuit

• Insect/mosquito repellent. The place has mosquitoes mostly in the early morning and in the evening, so it’s a good idea to bring an insect/mosquito repellent. It can also be helpful to have some long pants.

• Biodegradable shampoo and shower gel. The water from the showers is absorbed by the earth, that’s why we only use biodegradable shampoos and shower gels. We recommend that you bring your own, however in case this is difficult to transport (e.g. due to the flight) we will also have some available for purchase.

• Toothpaste/toothbrush, face/body towel for personal use, and everything related to your personal hygiene. Please keep in mind that there is no mini market etc. in the village.

• Power bank. Electricity is available only for two hours per day. From our experience, this is sufficient for full charging of mobile phones, but in any case, if you want to be sure that you won’t run out of battery, you can bring a power bank with you.

• Everything that will make your stay in the tent as comfortable as possible. Bed linens are provided only for guests in Bell Tents.

• Flashlight/Head or hand torch. The campsite is dimly lit at night with solar rechargeable lights. Plus, there is light in the wc/shower area. However, it is necessary to have your personal torch or flashlight.

• There is a first aid kit on site, however if you receive any special treatment, or have a specific allergy, it is good to have it with you.

 

Please let us know if you have more questions. We will be happy to help you!