Life enhancing workshops with vegetarian whole-food meals. We solve problems and make decisions through council sharing circles, and we work together sharing household tasks and meal preparation. We also offer daily beach and nature time. Kalikalos is an intentional community in which our guests fully participate.
Open honest communication, transparency, authenticity in and out of our circles. We live by agreements and we welcome conflict knowing that out of its creative resolution comes a higher unity
We encourage diversity in gender, culture and age, inviting each to live their truth so that it can count toward a new world of peace, partnership, social justice and sustainability
In the practice of holistic living and working, seeing the big picture, expanding our awareness beyond the immediate task or issue, we promulgate a model for the new world that in our hearts we know is possible




Aug 12 - Aug 22, 2018
Food included
The aim of this 10 day programme is to inspire you to try a week or two eating raw so that you can feel how life could (and should?) be: so that having experienced the increase in energy, clarity and general health, you will have an incentive to kick the cooked food habit.

Price shown is per week and includes full board and shared (usually triple/quad room) accommodation. Single room available for supplement of $175.00/week).
Free / Work-Trade

Volunteer for staff at Kalikalos in Greece

May 04 - Sep 14, 2018Minimum stay: 21 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food included
Each season, people come from all around the world to volunteer at the Kalikalos centers. Volunteers coordinate the rhythms of the center, focalize meals and clean-up, assist with transport to and from the beach, help with gardening, maintenance and shopping, and learn to facilitate group circles. We look especially for individuals with a holistic perspective and ideally some community experience, who enjoy working with groups. Skills in group process, healing, maintenance, vegetarian cookery, gardening, vehicle mechanics, and fluency in Greek language are especially helpful! The opportunities here are somewhat similar to those of WWOOFing, though Kalikalos volunteers do much more than just lending a hand in our organic vegetable garden.

Staff volunteers who stay for some months become the Center’s longer-term faculty, complementing the workshop and retreat leaders by teaching holistic education through role modeling it. So, it’s an opportunity to put your ideals into practice—the best way to learn!

People sometimes ask for a job description for a volunteer staff position. It is not really possible to provide this because each volunteer must find the area or areas where they see that they can optimally bring their gifts, experience and enthusiasm.

Staffers begin their time with us with a staff orientation training (see our related "stay" posted here as "Learn Group Process Skills") typically four weeks in duration, for which we ask a €90/$105 a week contribution to cover board. (Discounts of 15% for young people of need, or from counties where earning power is limited may be available.) If by the end of this orientation period, if things have worked out well for yourself and for us and there are staff vacancies, we hope to invite you to stay longer.

Staff members put in about 35 hours per week with a full day off and regular afternoons at the beach. Aside from the 7 hours/week of Karma Yoga that all guests do (one 2 hr evening cooking shift, two 45 min dinner cleanup shifts, adopt a garden bed and join the Friday cleanup from 9:30 to 11:30 am) we staff volunteers also will lay out one or two buffet breakfasts and lunches, put in a couple more hours finishing Friday cleanup and if you are over 25 with a EU/UK license, drive guests to/from the beach at Ag Ioannis. Staff stay in beds in shared rooms, in tents or in the yurts. Time permitting, volunteers who have been with us for a few weeks may attend certain workshop sessions at a discounted rate. They also have discounted access to the offerings of our Facilitators in Residence (FIRs). Additionally, there are loads of opportunities for sharing skills amongst ourselves!

Learn Group Process Skills on Vacation (1 June - 1 Sept)

Food included
This four-week programme is designed for our new incoming work-trade volunteers at kalikalos Centres in Greece. As a volunteer you will not only be helping to coordinate the vegetarian meals we provide to our workshop participants and community guests, but also working in the organic vegetable gardens, and in general becoming models for holistic living and working.

You will learn skills in the N American circle process called "The Way of Council", along with concepts of non-violent communication and how to run meetings that include both business and sharing periods.

At the same time you get a very inexpensive (€90/$105/week) beach holiday since all volunteers get to the beach 4 or 5 times a week every afternoon. Best of all you will have the opportunity to make new friends with others who share your holistic interests, coming from all over the world as we are an international Centre.

If you would like to explore this, we will want to speak with you by email and Skype to tell you more and for you to see if this is for you.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

6 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English, German, French

People on site

30 - 100

Dry season

May to October

Wet season

November to May

Living Conditions.


  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • communally cooked meals


  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
  • nutrition/cooking
  • meditation
  • plant medicine
    1-2 times per week


Kalikalos Holistic Centre is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Volunteers
  • Vegetarian cooking
  • social media IT
  • community building

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