Environmental Project


“I was born and raised in the Peloponnese, in a small village outside Gythio. I am probably more than 200 years old. Lived with my “brothers and sisters” forever, until sometimes in 2013 our “home” was chosen to become a new stadium. We were about to be cut and sold for fire wood. A friend of our new owner spoke to him about us. He loves nature and respected our history and honored our roots. He did not want us to die.
He bought us, and put us in trucks and transported us somewhere far and different from what we knew. They cut our branches off to help us survive, and tend to our roots so we can live. I got a bit sea sick!!! It’s two months now, all 183 of us are alive, and have a chance to fight for our lives. Most of my brothers and sisters have new branches and new growth, some of us are doing better than others. We don’t live all together anymore, but birds transfer our news. We now face the Aegean and shyly learn to dance with the meltemi. The wife of our new owner, promised that each of us will have an ancient greek name. She comes sometimes and caresses our old bodies. Gives us a kiss or two. Our new owner is so happy that we made it, and so are we!!! Spring is beautiful in our country and we are still ALIVE.”

Our impact on the environment?

  • Over 68,842 trees and bushes planted.
  • We leave 99% of our land unbuilt.
  • Our venues are built out of materials that are extracted from the ground of the actual building site.
  • There is no exposed power lines anywhere on our properties.
  • Every venue of ours has a very large underground water reservoir.
Environmental Project

How does this enhance your stay?

  • Have the unique opportunity of having Calilo`s natural haven on your doorstep.
  • Trek through our 1000-acre plot, or simply just take a stroll through our organic garden.
  • Admire all of our 535 olive trees, some of which are over 400 years old.

Over 68,000 trees and bushes planted.

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