We are an ecovillage located just outside the coastal town of Rafina, in Attica, Greece on a plot of 150 stremma, with more than 200 resident families. We are a fully fledged non-profit NGO for sustainable development and ecological sensitivity, governed by a combination of direct participatory democracy and representative democracy.
Meltemi was established in 1946, in the midst of the Greek civil war, as a back-to-nature, getaway from the city by a group of Petroleum Company employees. Initialy everyone lived in tents. As the years have gone by and the Greek economy has improved, small cabins have replaced tents as accomodation. From that early era derives the alternative name for the place, used by residents, who affectionately call it kataskinosi (The campsite).
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 1200
- Not currently open to new members, but might be in the future
- Rarely open to visitors