Venue

Facilities

The remote site of the venue offers only the sounds of nature, while the surrounding mountains provide uniform evening shadows. The land is cleaned and leveled, with a number of retaining walls more than a hundred years old that have been recently restored. Entering the venue, you’ll find specially designed shaded areas for placing tents and for resting in the shadow under the trees, with swings and hammocks. Walking uphill, you will find the main feature that stands out on the land: a large wooden patio of 100 square meters, surrounded by trees and facing the sea, where our activities take place.

Underneath the practice platform, there is a dining area where we have our meals, beverages, rest, chat, or just enjoy the peaceful view. It is equipped with autonomous WC facilities and showers with hot water during daylight, where we use only biodegradable soap and shampoo, as the water is absorbed by the earth. There is power available to charge phones/laptops – even though we suggest our guests enjoy some “unplugged” days – and we also use solar lamps to light the area. Our primal need was to treat the surrounding space with care and respect for the environment and all the living beings of the land.


Lefkada is a Greek island in the Ionian sea located on the West Coast of Greece, connected to the mainland with a bridge. It is famous worldwide for its stunningly beautiful beaches with transparent, turquoise waters, combined with the rich flora covering the mainland.

You can find below some useful information on how you can get to the island of Lefkada.

 

HOW TO GET TO NEOCHORI

1. The nearest airport to Lefkada is that of Preveza-Aktion (PVK), approximately 25 minutes away by car.

1A. As soon as you get to the airport, you can get a taxi all the way to Neochori village (taxi fare is about 70 euros). In this case we can help you by calling one on request at least 72 hours earlier.

1B. Another option is to take a taxi from the airport to Lefkada city (40 euros), and from there, take the bus from the Bus Terminal Ktel Lefkadas, and take the departure to Nidri. The ticket price is between 1,60 euros to 3,40 euros. Since you reach Nidri town, you can get a taxi from there to Neochori (15 euros). There is a taxi station near the bus station, or we can help you by calling one on request at least 72 hours earlier. In this case the whole distance will cost about 60 euros.

1C. You can take a bus from the airport to Lefkada city (3 euros), then take another departure to Nidri (1,60-3,40 euros) and from there a taxi to Neochori (15 euros). The total cost in this case is about 22 euros.

There is a taxi station near the bus station, or we can help you by calling one on request at least 72 hours earlier. Here you can find the departures from Airport to Lefkada https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/en/routes/airport-preveza/ and here from Lefkada to Nidri https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/en/routes/local/

2. In case you prefer to arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) you can take a bus from Athens Long Distance Bus Terminal ‘KTEL’. The distance is 340 km by bus, almost 5 hours including the 20′ break along the road. From the Airport take the city bus (X93) or a taxi to the Athens Long Distance Bus Terminal ‘KTEL’ (Address: Kifissou st. 100, Tel: +30 210 5124910-11 , website: https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/athens/ ) from where buses depart to Lefkada. The one way ticket price is 34 euros. There are 3 departures per day.

As soon as you arrive in Lefkada city, you can choose between taking a taxi all the way to Neochori (taxi fare is about 40 euros), or taking the bus to Nidri and from there taxi to Neochori (as mentioned above).

Bus terminal website: https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/athens/

 

Other airports close to Lefkada are Zakynthos airport (ZTH) and Kefalonia airport (EFL), and then take a ferry to Vasiliki port. If these seem more convenient for your trip, please let us know so we can help you with more information.

 

If you want to use a ferry, please check ferries to Igoumenitsa port and then you can take a bus to Lefkada, yet please have in mind there are no routes every day.

 

FROM THE VILLAGE TO THE VENUE

As soon as our guests arrive in Neochori village (check in is at 17.30pm please try to be on time) a member of our team welcomes them.

Since our venue is off-grid, taxis/mini bus cannot drive you directly to our “door”. There is a 20-minute walk from the village. So please try to be on time, so our guide will do only one tour, and no one will get lost. 🙂

In case you come by car, you can definitely reach Neochori (read the instructions below), and then you can also reach Paleochori up to a point, however it is a dirt road.

We can provide some help with some of your luggages, however we definitely suggest you to avoid bringing a suitcase, but to prefer a backpack that you are able to carry instead! Remember, you are in nature, and most routes in the village are rocky!

You will be in the venue around 18.00 and then we have welcome dinner at 20.00.

In case you arrive at Lefkada earlier we suggest taking a bus/taxi to Nidri, spend some time there at the beach, buy anything you need cause there are no shops here in Neochori and then take another taxi in order to be here at 17.30.

*Please have in mind that due to high traffic in the Island it is also recommended to book your taxi rides at least two days before.
When you are aware of how you will travel and when exactly you will arrive, please let us know so we can get you in contact with other participants and we can help you with booking a taxi in advance from airport, Lefkada or Nidri, at least 72 hours earlier. Usually during a week or two before your arrival we create a whats app group so you can communicate regarding arriving to Neochori from Preveza or Lefkada.

**We can arrange one or two minibus lifts from Nidri to Neochori at specific times for an extra charge. If you are interested let us know till the end of June in order to book it for you.

 

 

DRIVING TO LEFKADA:

Lefkada may be an island but it is connected to the mainland by a 50 meters floating bridge. So it is easy to reach the island just by driving, through the Greek National Road 42 which is a highway in northwestern Aetolia-Acarnania that links the town of Lefkada with the Greek National Road 5 (Antirrio – Arta – Ioannina) in Amfilochia, passing through the town of Vonitsa.

The first town you reach by entering the island is Lefkada city, the capital and main town of the island of Lefkada, located in its northern and northeastern part.

From there, you can easily find the village which is located above Nidri (east side), after the village of Paleokatouna (Agios Christophoros in maps). The duration is approximately 25-30 minutes away from the town.

!!! In case you use gps, we highly recommend to set Ag.Christophoros (Paleokatouna) as a destination ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/5GJqUoHPQhnT5c839 ), instead of Neochori, as Gps usually suggests a wrong way to Neochori!

If you arrive at Paleokatouna then you can very easily find Neochori just by continuing driving uphill. There is only one main road, and there are also signs.

 

Taxi numbers
Preveza
+30 697 762 30 23 PVK AIRPORT TAXI
+30 694 415 69 80 TAXI PREVEZA KITSIOS YORGOS

Lefkada

+30 694 223 7288 Dimitris
+30 26450 26555 Taxaki Lefkas
+30 26459 00900 Taxibooker
+30 690 707 8138 Lefkas Airport Transfers
+30 694 606 0731 Taxi lefkas service Makis Grapsopoulos
+30 699 477 6364 LefkadaTaxi.com

Nidri
+30 26450 92000 (RADIO TAXI – You call and they find you the closest, available taxi driver)
+30 6932927170 (NIDRI TAXI SERVICES Kosmas Thermos)
+ 30 698 66 17 860 TAXI NIDRI