0 km Kitchen

the magic kitchen

The Zero-Kilometer Kitchen is Our Ultimate dream under way !

The importance of the food and the isolation in the small village in the mountains, increases the necessity to grow and prepare our meals locally. The 70 m2 renovated little stone house, is fully equipped with Kitchen facilities for tasteful experiments and re-generative meals! The philosophy in food follows the idea of self-sufficiency and sustainability, seasonality and locality. The menu adapts to what Earth supplies every season. From spring to early winter the garden offers delicious vegetables and fruits, all grown with the main ingredient of love, fertilizer and pesticide free, luscious and fresh! The dishes are inspired by Greek tradition and classic “grandmother” recipes, as well as from different regions of the planet, as different chefs take over the kitchen from Latin America, Asia, Italy and others.

Herbal teas, fresh fruit are always available and if you wish you can also cook for us !


Intuitive Farming: The Emerging Movement

The impulse for this event came when Eleni Gkikakis approached Dr Saskia von Diest to use the opportunity of her visit to Crete for the 13th European International Farming Systems Association Symposium, to present something specifically on intuitive farming. Saskia agreed, and Eleni introduced her to Flery, from Re-Green. Together, they welcome you to a one-day introductory event on the emerging movement of intuitive farming.

Please read the following information before booking your place.This is a one-day introductory event on the emerging movement of intuitive farming. Please read the following information before booking your place. We look forward to seeing you!


Current large-scale agricultural practices will not be able to meet food security and sustainability challenges in the next decades, and a radical transformation of our food-growing practices is needed.
The use of intuition and other subtle abilities to make practical management decisions in a food-growing context, whether agricultural or gardening, has received little attention in scientific research until recently, but it is now fast becoming a new field of research. Researchers are learning that farmers prefer using these abilities, consciously or unconsciously, often with greater success than using tools designed using science. Their decisions are also often more ethical and in harmony with the balance offered by natural systems when using their subtle abilities consciously.

Some farmers and gardeners also make use of intuitive communication with nature to obtain more information about their plants, animals and landscape. They often see great benefits in doing so for their management decisions, such as reduced inputs, greater outputs and higher profits. But little is known about this in science.
The concept of communicating with nature is not new and appears to be a common thread in indigenous cultures worldwide. It is documented in books and documentaries, and practised in subsistence and small-scale farming, as well as in food production in eco-villages around the world, such as Findhorn Foundation, Damanhur and Auroville. Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian philosopher and founder of anthroposophy, mentioned it in his Biodynamic agriculture lectures, although it is often over-looked by biodynamic farming practitioners.
It is not known how information is transferred during intuitive communication. Although almost a century of scientific evidence supporting the concept of telepathy (human-to-human and interspecies) is possible, many scientists continue to dismiss it as pseudoscience. However, quantum physics has provided more widely accepted evidence for theories on how the universe operates at a sub-atomic, quantum or energetic level, so the concept is receiving renewed attention.

Regardless of the mechanism behind these subtle abilities, it is clear that they are useful to food-growers, because many already use them. Researching the use and development of intuition and interspecies communication in agriculture is already part of the urgent radical transformation needed to improve efficiency and sustainability.
But as the urgency increases, one of the most important questions is: HOW do we empower and assist farmers in developing their subtle abilities, to more consciously and confidently make more efficient management decisions that are in harmony with nature? In this one-day introductory workshop, we will be focusing on the theory and practical development tools towards answering this question.


– A brief presentation on the latest scientific advances in using intuition and interspecies communication for food-growing and gardening (Saskia)
– Q&A session and dynamic group discussion (Saskia and Eleni)
– An exploration on basic practical development techniques for intuition and interspecies communication. This may be outside, so please bring a hat, natural insect repellent and sunscreen (Saskia and Eleni)

The event will be presented in English, but questions can be answered in Greek by Eleni, if needed.


Dr Saskia von Diest obtained her PhD in Plant Pathology in 2013, and from 2014 until 2017 she held a postdoctoral research position at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, to explore quantum-based techniques and technologies in agriculture, such as those using sound, electromagnetics and intuitive abilities. Her passion for knowledge extension from research to practice inspired her to bring various international experts to host workshops in South Africa, and build a wide network of farmers, technical advisors and researchers for this emerging field of resaerch.
She currently holds a joint postdoctoral research position at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, UK, to further explore the practice and development of intuitive farming.
Part of her work is helping to critically evaluate how modern science can be applied for this kind of research, to help develop new methodologies for intuitive farming and for agricultural research in general. She uses transdisciplinary, participatory and transformative research approaches, co-creating with those who practice food-growing, who play the most important role in the story of this emerging movement.


Eleni Gkikakis holds a BSc Hons in Mass Communication and Media Arts from Southern Illinois University, USA. During her studies she specialized in Marketing and Advertising of companies in the service sector and minored in Speech Communication and International Relations. Since her return to Greece after her studies, she worked in the Client Service departments of numerous national and multinational advertising agencies.
Her childhood love for nature and animals caught up with her, and inspired by Juliette De Bairacli Levy, she pursued independent studies on holistic nutrition therapy, naturopathy and herbalism. In 2006 she completed her Diploma in Veterinary Homeopathy and founded White Flower Holistic Animal Care. Her understanding of subtle energies led her to develop her intuitive interspecies communication ability with well-known South African animal communicators Anna Breytenbach and Wynter Worsthorne. Her now uses these skills in her work on a daily basis, with much success and to the surprise of conventional veterinary practitioners.
Eleni also gets actively involved in numerous conservation projects in Africa, such as the Global White Lion Protection Trust, and independent peacemaking groups. Since 2016 she is a devoted and active member of Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Greece.


VENUE: Re-Green Ecoculture Centre, Seliana, Greece:
DATE: Saturday 14 July 2018
TIMES: 10:30 – 18:30 (Arrival at 10:00 for 10:30 start)

PRICE: € 80 pp. Limited spaces at the concession price of € 55 pp (farmers and gardeners will be given preference). Price includes lunch and two tea/coffee breaks.
Ticket sales close 17:00 Thursday 12 July 2018 for catering purposes. Please book early to avoid disappointment!


Please see the Re-Green website for details:
Transport by shuttle from Akrata bus station to Re-Green can be organised if arranged with us the previous day.


Flery Fotiadou at, or Eleni Gkikakis at

The Happiness Retreat

Spring Celebration Ritual

Let the dance of the newborn flowers move you to new directions of spiritual awakening!

4 days – 3 nights
with Apostolia Papadamaki

I invite you to join me in a profound celebration of Life and let the joy of new birth enter our hearts! We will move in harmonious ways in the rhythms of nature, surrounded by the wealth of Re-Green community and the prosperity of the blooming cherry trees.
I will playfully share with you the secrets of my own pathway, empowering you to welcome the uplifting forces of spring inside you. For 20 years now I am researching art, life, human nature and spirituality. I create artistic work and lead retreats that combine Dance, Music, Voice, Nature, Yoga and Rituals.
All of these practices have enriched my spiritual path and initiated me to practice consciously the art of true belonging and share the knowledge mindfully, with like-minded beautiful souls.
If this call excites your spirit, join our Spring Celebration Ritual- Happiness Retreat and plant the seeds of joy and passion in your soul!

Apostolia Papadamaki
The Happiness Retreat Founder & Teacher

Inquiries & Prices :

During our time together
Spring is about New Beginnings! We will practice Yoga in blossoming cherry tree fields, dance with live percussions (Antonis Papadopoulos will be with us) in the waterfalls, celebrate the triumph of light with sunrise meditation, chant for clarity in the fire ritual and plant new seeds physically and metaphorically. Stepping out of our comfort zone in faith for adventures and experiences that make us yearn for the unchartered in our life we will Joyfully hike in pine forests, detox with temazcal steam bath and nourish our body with fresh organic meals from the garden.

Join us if you are longing to:

Tune in with the rhythms of Nature
Connect with the Earth and the Sun
Receive spiritual grounding.
Recognize beauty and take in what supports and sustains us.
Practice gratitude and self-love
Regenerate your body.
Sing thankful songs and dance for all of creation and for life’s journey.

Our practices
In our Hatha Yoga practice- a unifying blend of Breath, Asanas, Anatomy & Meditation- we will focus on grounding the base (1st) chakra, deepen our knowledge for our pelvis, liberate the hip joints and enjoy standing strongly in our two feet. We will aim to root like the Trees and free our upper body to connect with the Sun.

We begin by grounding ourselves, in the safe space of a circle, shaking and pulsing to release tension, increase blood circulation and connect with the cosmic energy of the Earth. As we pulse in different levels, our breath expands into sound and our voice can be liberated. We enter a state of profound ancestral connection and our shaking movements awaken the sacredness of our body and manifest the power of its expression.

We will sit in circle as a tribe, holding a safe and sacred space for one another. We will share our intentions for new beginnings and set the foundation for our soul to give us what we need at the present moment in time.

Our vegetarian nutrition will follow the philosophy of self-sufficiency and sustainability, with fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden of Re-green, cultivated with love and care. Simple Greek tastes will offer you pure, therapeutic and delicious meals. An experience to remember on Sunday afternoon- the garden –stone oven – Pizza Party with garnishes of your choice.

Accommodation & prices
Shared room for 4-5 people 340 euro pp
Shared room for 2-3 people 380 euro pp

What is included
• Shared accommodation for 3 nights in a eco luxury stone build guesthouse with coconut bedding
• 3 organic meals per day
• All guidance/teachings from Apostolia
• 3 Yoga classes
• 3 Impulse Dance classes with live music
• A Spring Herbal Plants workshop by Flery (founder of Re-green)
• Temazcal steam bath ritual
• Fire Ritual
• 3 Hiking excursions to Waterfalls, Forrest & Cherry Trees fields

Not included:
• Transportation
• Massage
• Private sessions with Apostolia

For prices (shared accommodation) please contact us at :

Your teacher /Facilitator
Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a traveler, performer and teacher. An ongoing life learner, Apostolia studied Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Yoga and Alexander Technique in New York.

A lover of movement, arts and spirituality, she also studied Shamanic practices, Music, Voice, Physical Theater, Ai ki Do, Scuba Diving, Craniosacral Therapy and Rei-Ki collaborating with inspiring artists, musicians, and teachers in many lands.

Endowed with profound spiritual insight and being thankful to life, Apostolia founded The Happiness Retreat to share her knowledge,experience and joy with other beautiful souls.

After 20 years of ongoing studies and research on movement Apostolia, founded Biomatic Anatomy, a holistic method of embodied anatomy, mindful breath & spiritual awareness that expands to Impulse Dance, Floating Body and her Yoga teachings. She believes that everybody is a perfect human being, in any age and can find fulfillment cultivating self- love and mindfulness.

She was the artistic director of Sine qua non dance co until 2001 and then founded Quasi Stellar dance co at 2002. From 2001 -2008 she collaborated with Belgian Director and Visual artist Jan Fabre as a performer and researcher. Her choreographic work and teaching methods have been presented in more than 40 festivals around the world. In 2004, Apostolia choreographed the 12th Paraolympic Games Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium of Athens, with 250 professional dancers and 350 amateurs. In 2015 she choreographed Drops of Breath, the 1st Underwater Dance performance in the world.In 2016 she lounged the Dream Series -experiential performance with the participation of the audience sleeping on stage.

Currently she is choreographing for Theatre, Opera and Films, teaching Impulse Dance & Biomatic Anatomy as well as designing tailor-made corporate and wellness events for foundations and organisations worldwide.


Thursday 12.4.2017
12.00-15.00 Arrivals & Lunch in Regreen
Registrations after lunch (Amber)
16.00 Rest
18.30 Sharing Circle & Impulse Dance with live percussions
20.00 Flery & Christos founders of Regreen presentation
20.30 Dinner
21.30 at the hung out hub, share stories, laughter and chants.

Friday September 13.4. 2018

8.30 Yoga
10.30 Breakfast
11.30 Connecting with the Water- Waterfall Excursion at Perithori village
14.30 Lunch
15.30 Rest
18.30 Impulse Dance with live percussions
20.30 Dinner
21.30 Connecting with Fire, a circle of human hood around the open air fire, to share stories, laughter and chants.

Saturday 14.4. 2018
8.30 Yoga
10.30 Breakfast
11.30 Connecting with the Earth – Hike to the Source, Impulse dance with live percussions outdoors, pick nick (we take lunch with us)
16.30 Rest
19.30 Temazcal Steam bath Ritual
21.00 Dinner
22.00 at the hung out hub, share stories, laughter and chants.

Sunday 15.4.2018
08.00 herbal tea & coffee, light breakfast
08.30 Connecting with the Trees –Hike to the Blossoming cherry trees field, Yoga outdoors
12.00 Plant workshop-The beauty of Spring herbs by Flery
13.30 Pizza party in the garden with home made –hand made Pizza (you can make your own)
16.00 Closing Circle
17.00 Departure from Regreen

All activities are optional- you can skip any activity and rest!

Our Spring Happiness Home
Re-Green is an Eco culture center, surrounded by majestic mountains, rivers and waterfalls where ancient Greek Nymphs still, preside their free spirit over fountains! (read more)
The 250 years old stone built mansion combines tradition and elegance perfectly, offering spacious and pleasurable stay. Accommodation is shared in 5 spacious rooms, renovated and decorated with natural living principles and immense love. Each room is unique with its own flexible bedding arrangements (cocomat mattresses) and private bathrooms.

The Garden
Organic fresh fruits and vegetables, grown with care and mindfulness, will actively nourish our body and elevate our souls in a harmonious co existence with nature.

The Maloca:
Our practice room is an impressive octagon Maloca/shala of a 100sq/metres, built with local, natural materials. A reciprocal beam structure roof covers the walls and windows hosting different natural techniques and is able to be heated by a very efficient wood burning rocket mass heater. Located within Re-Green’s property it overlooks the green forest on the south and the blue Greek sea on the north.

A hand made steam lodge, a”house of heat”. It cleanses the body after exercise, treats many diseases and improves overall health. It’s the place where our guests are offered the opportunity to “sweat it out”! Very similar to Native American sweat lodge, in our temazcal you can sweat the toxins out of the body, but you can also practice spiritual reflection and introspection. Symbolically we enter the womb of Mother Earth, and come out clean and reborn!

Animal Farm
Dogs, cats, ducks, chicken, all the little animals of the farm and Maya the donkey, are coming to you to become your friends!

Natural Swimming Pond
With cool water from the mountain flowing in and letting us cool off under the wattle tree, this healing water has amazing benefits for our body when we float or swim in it. Just like healthy soil, a balanced water system contains all the micro organisms needed to sustain the surrounding ecosystem.

Natural Waterfall
Within 10’ walk from Re-green you are under the shade of huge plane trees and thick bushy vegetation. Krios river forms a beautiful accessible Waterfall with a small natural pool where you can refresh, meditate and heal in the sound of birds and flowing waters.

How to get there

From Athens, Greece
Carpooling (if there are enough participant’s cars form Athens)
We will organize our transfer in the best and more convenient way for everybody, sharing the expenses

Public Transportation
From the Athens Airport take the Airport Express Bus X93 that leaves at
approx. every 20 minutes from the Airport and go to the Kifisos
Intercity Bus Station (1h trip). At Kifisos catch a bus to Akrata which leaves almost every half hour (2hr trip).

Registrations & Bookings
A non-refundable, 30% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place, by March 15th, 2018. Places are limited.

Contact us if you :
➢ Want to bring with you your child and/or members of your family.
➢ If you are an international traveller and you need assistance on accommodation in Athens