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Click to visitSkinos Ilivatos Eco Farm - Rating Report
A new solar and wind-powered eco farm and villa for rent, constructed under the principles of bioclimatic architecture and overlooking the blue Ionian Sea in Kefalonia island close to Lixouri. Experience organic farming, bee keeping, horseback riding, or gaze the stars using 2 robotic telescopes. Visit nearby villages, hike to pristine beaches, great mountains with fertile valleys, forests and olive groves.

EumeliaEumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse - Rating Report
Five traditional cottages within a 20-hectare family estate, an ancient olive grove near historic Sparta. Learn all about sustainable living and homeodynamic agriculture, water recycling, heating and cooling with geothermal power. We offer yoga, photography and cooking seminars and educational programs for children.

Members' Websites
Trails BeyondTrails Beyond
A boutique tour operator, established in 2013 by Danae Tsadila, offering guided, off the beaten path, adventures for small groups throughout mainland Greece and the islands, from the Zagorochoria to Santorini, including hiking, sailing, rafting, bike tours, wine tours, jeep safaris, and tailor made holidays. The team comprises athletes, licensed guides, travel experts and locals with in-depth knowledge, dedicated to creating authentic, meaningful and transformative travel experiences.
Levendi's EstateLevendi's Estate (Ithaca)
Once an organic olive oil-producing family farm nestled in a quiet wooded valley above the shores of a wide bay, Levendis is now a carefully landscaped Estate with 8 acres of grounds that include four houses, each one set in its own fragrant gardens. Elsewhere within the Estate’s grounds, you will discover a salt-water infinity pool, a morning coffee shop and a variety of outdoor amenities. A Mediterranean forest takes up part of the Estate, and there is a farmyard in a separate area ‘next door’. The chef offers a tantalising menu with organic foods, fresh produce from our gardens, preserves and pantry items.
A free listing portal focusing on the Ionian Islands, serving both travellers and property owners. BookingProm assists independent hotels and all types of accommodation owners with bookings, reservations, revenue management, online marketing and internet distribution strategies.
Active Holidays in GreeceActive Holidays in Greece
Specialist Adventure & Culture Tour Operator & Travel Designer that offers hiking, cycling, cultural and special-interest tours. Exploring Greek art and meeting local people are essential elements of their journeys which focus on untouched destinations, small, locally-owned accommodation and eco-friendly transport. Active Holidays in Greece work with groups (clubs, schools, universities), travel agencies but also with independent travellers who seek alternative holidays. They can organise your entire journey or just a part. The majority of the trips begin and end in Greece.
Villa FleriaVilla Fleria (Crete)
Family-owned seaside studios & apartments in the traditional village of Pyrgos Psilonerou, near Chania. All rooms with a sea view and balcony in a 2-acre garden setting just 80 meters from a crystal clear beach. Free wi-fi
Crete's Culinary SanctuariesCrete's Culinary Sanctuaries (Crete)
Educational Seminars highlighting culture, nature & food and agrotourism holidays led by Greek-American chef Nikki Rose. An all-local network of historians, organic farmers, chefs, mountaineers and others share valuable information about the famed Cretan diet & traditional, sustainable food production.
Natural GreeceNatural Greece
A small specialist team with a shared passion for the rich cultural and natural heritage of Greece. We are committed to making travel positive. We only work with carefully selected partners and all the travel experiences on offer are low impact and protect ecological & cultural diversity.
PhoenixPhoenix - Organisation for Sustainable Development Implementation Crete-based environmental consultancy active in the design and implementation of environmental education and training programs, the creation of conservation infrastructure for Crete’s Raptors and the transfer of environmental knowledge to public & private institutions relating to organic agriculture, organic livestock production and low-impact tourism.
MontanemaMontanema Handmade Village
Eco-resort within a fir forest near Lake Plastira. Laid out like a traditional village with stone-built houses, tiled roofs and cobbled paths. Bioclimatic architecture, energy fireplaces with pellets, solar water heaters. Restaurant, coffee bar, cellar, swimming pool, rooms with kitchenette and wi-fi. Activities include traditional cooking, hiking and mushroom picking.
Green TravellerGreen Traveller
Based in Ioannina and founded by veteran environmentalist Vassilis Kouroutos, Green Traveller offers scientist-led tours including wildlife, culture, ecology, archaeology, educational and adventure tours as well as Volunteer Abroad and Gap Year Programmes in the Epirus region.
1000 Colours1000 Colours - Agrotourism Operator
Larissa-based boutique tour operator and agent specialising in responsible tourism, agritourism and small group holidays in Central Greece. Services include trips in small modern vans, multilingual guides, interpreters and port or airport pickups.
Forest InnForest Inn - Ecotourism Hotel of Dadia
Situated at the entrance of the Dadia National Park, home to over 220 bird species including 36 species of Raptors. 20 rooms with mountain or garden views, internet and disabled access. Activities include birdwatching, horse-riding, hiking and mountaineering. Restaurant and Coffee Shop, function room for workshops and children's playground. Pets welcome by arrangement.
Lake PamvotisLake Pamvotis Protected Area
Pamvotis Lake, surrounding the historic city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus region, is one of the oldest lakes worldwide aged approximately 7 million years. It is a member of the Natura 2000 European network of protected areas and an important habitat for over 170 species of birds including the globally threatened ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca).
Agrikea - The FarmAgrikea - The Farm
New boutique hotel in a lovingly restored traditional farm, with a panoramic Aegean sea view on the traditional terraces of Kea island amid oak and almond trees. Hike the adjacent ancient stone footpath across the island or watch the sunset by the infinity pool while savouring the farm's organic produce. 
Paths of GreecePaths of Greece
Specialise in the design, implementation and promotion of walking and bicycle trail networks. Their portfolio so far includes 244 km of hiking trails in over 15 Greek destinations, in the islands (Sifnos, Serifos, Patmos, Skyros, Kefalonia, Kythera) and the mainland (Attica, Prespa Lakes, Drama, Monemvasia, Paggaio Mt.).
Other Ecotourism-related Websites:  
Alonissos National Marine ParkAlonissos National Marine Park (Sporades)
The Mediterranean's largest marine park, set up around Alonissos Island, to protect the endangered Monachus, the Mediterranean monk seal.
Women's Agritourism Cooperative of ZagoraWomens' Agritourism Cooperative of Zagora (Pelion)
Established in 1993 by 50 local women. The coop operates a 5 room guesthouse, a catering business, and a shop/cafe on the leafy central square of Zagora Village in Pelion serving local delicacies.
Shedia Invisible ToursSchedia Invisible Tours
A social tours program run by the Greek street paper "Schedia" in Athens. Homeless people become tour guides through the backstreets of central Athens and introduce visitors to many important social and solidarity institutions of the Greek capital (soup kitchens, day centres, drug rehabilitation centres, homeless shelters)
An informative portal which focuses on the environment and politics in Lamia and the Fthiotida region. Managed by veteran green activist, politician and mountaineer Stefanos Stamellos.
ECOCLUB Interviews:
Stefanos FotiouDr Stefanos Fotiou
Greek Biotope / Wetland Centre (now with UNEP) 
Eleni SvoronouEleni Svoronou
Capacity Building Officer,
WWF Greece
KokkosisProf. Haris Coccossis
Former Executive Secretary,
Ministry of Tourism Development.
Vassilis KouroutosVassilis Kouroutos
Alonissos National Marine Park
fmr. Executive Director MEDASSET
Artemios HatziathanassiouArtemios Chatziathanassiou 
Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES)
Nikki RoseNikki Rose
Chef & Culinary Holidays Organizer
Principal, Cooking in Crete, Greece
Aimilia DrougaProf. Aimilia Drougas
Marine mammal protection expert,
Arion & Delphis (NGO)
Sotiris KitrilakisSotiris Kitrilakis
Culinary Tourism Expert,
Yannis VardakastanisYannis Vardakastanis
Founder, Earth, Sea & Sky,
Manolis PsarrosManolis Psarros
Destination Expert (CED)
Head, Sustainable Tourism Development Department, Greek Sustainable Tourism Organization, ELAGRO.
Vassilis TsipidisVassilis Tsipidis
Administrative Officer, TRAFFIC International
Natali DologlouNatali Dologlou
Researcher, MIRC, Greece
Fivos TsaravopoulosFivos Tsaravopoulos
Founder & Manager, Paths of Greece