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Lefkada is a Greek island in the Ionian sea located on the West Coast of Greece. It is famous worldwide for its stunningly beautiful beaches with transparent, turquoise waters, combined with the rich flora covering the mainland. 

You can find below some useful information on how you can get to the island of Lefkada.

 

HOW TO GET TO NEOCHORI

1. The nearest airport to Lefkada is that of Preveza-Aktion (PVK), approximately 25 minutes away by car.

1A. As soon as you get to the airport, you can get a taxi all the way to Neochori village (taxi fare is about 70 euros). In this case we can help you by calling one on request at least 72 hours earlier.

1B. Another option is to take a taxi from the airport to Lefkada city (40 euros), and from there, take the bus from the Bus Terminal Ktel Lefkadas, and take the departure to Nidri. The ticket price is between 1,60 euros to 3,40 euros. Since you reach Nidri town, you can get a taxi from there to Neochori (15 euros). There is a taxi station near the bus station, or we can help you by calling one on request at least 72 hours earlier. In this case the whole distance will cost about 60 euros.

1C. You can take a bus from the airport to Lefkada city (3 euros), then take another departure to Nidri (1,60-3,40) and from there a taxi to Neochori (15 euros). The total cost in this case is about 22 euros. There is a taxi station near the bus station, or we can help you by calling one on request at least 72 hours earlier. Here you can find the departures from Airport to Lefkada https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/en/routes/airport-preveza/ and here from Lefkada to Nidri https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/en/routes/local/

2. In case you prefer to arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) you can take a bus from Athens Long Distance Bus Terminal ‘KTEL’. The distance is 340 km by bus, almost 5 hours including the 20′ break along the road. From the Airport take the city bus (X93) or a taxi to the Athens Long Distance Bus Terminal ‘KTEL’ (Address: Kifissou st. 100, Tel: +30 210 5124910-11 , website: https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/athens/ ) from where buses depart to Lefkada. The one way ticket price is 34 euros.

As soon as you arrive in Lefkada city, you can choose between taking a taxi all the way to Neochori (taxi fare is about 40 euros), or taking the bus to Nidri and from there taxi to Neochori (as mentioned above).

Bus terminal website: https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/athens/

 

Other airports close to Lefkada  are Zakynthos airport (ZTH) and Kefalonia airport (EFL).

 

FROM THE VILLAGE TO THE VENUE

As soon as all our guests arrive in Neochori village -check in is 16.00pm-18.00pm-  a member of our team welcomes and guides them to the venue, which is a 20-minute walk away. We can assist with some luggage; however, we strongly suggest avoiding bringing a suitcase and opting for a backpack instead. Please remember, you are in nature, and most routes in the village are earthy.

 

DRIVING TO LEFKADA:

Lefkada may be an island but it is connected to the mainland by a 50 meters floating bridge. So it is easy to reach the island just by driving, through the Greek National Road 42 which is a highway in northwestern Aetolia-Acarnania that links the town of Lefkada with the Greek National Road 5 (Antirrio – Arta – Ioannina) in Amfilochia, passing through the town of Vonitsa.

The first town you reach by entering the island is Lefkada city, the capital and main town of the island of Lefkada, located in its northern and northeastern part. 

From there, you can easily find the village which is located above Nidri (east side), after the village of Paleokatouna (Agios Christophoros in maps). The duration is approximately 25-30 minutes away from the town. 

In case you use gps, we highly recommend to set Ag.Christophoros (Paleokatouna) as a destination ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/5GJqUoHPQhnT5c839 ), instead of Neochori, as Gps usually suggests a wrong way to Neochori!

If you arrive at Paleokatouna then you can very easily find Neochori just by continuing driving uphill. There is only one main road, and there are also signs.

 

FROM NEOCHORI TO NIDRI, LEFKADA AND THE REST OF THE ISLAND 

Since Sundays in our programme will be free time, we provide you with some useful information in order to explore other places on the island. We can also help you by calling a taxi on request at least one day earlier. 

Local routes by bus:  https://ktel-lefkadas.gr/en/routes/local/

You can also visit the very up to date website of Lefkada Slow Guide to seek more information about the island of Lefkada. 

 

Volunteering is a key practice in Unplugged that plays an important role in the proper regulation of the program and at the same time allowing us to offer a partial experience of the program for free. It is really important to us to offer these spots in order to give access to people who want to attend our program but they cannot afford it. 

 

Full volunteering option

Every year we offer 2 positions for two volunteers who will attend all 4 weeks and will be in a position of program assistant and communication coordinator respectively, for 4 hours per day, with one day off upon agreement. We provide this individual with free access to the classes, as well as covering accommodation and meals.

The program assistant helps ensure the flow of the program as well as the accommodation on-site, being responsible for tasks, daily schedule, and other volunteers. The communication coordinator is the person responsible for promoting the program through social media, the website, and emails. Both are integral members of our team, and we seek individuals interested in the project and closely aligned with the philosophy of our program. Priority is usually given to individuals who have attended a previous version of the program.

The available dates for these positions for 2024 are August 3rd – September 2nd.

Partly-volunteering option

We also offer 8 spots for partly-volunteering, 4 per period, for people who are interested in attending two weeks of the program but cannot afford it, in exchange for the tuition fees. This option involves 2 hours of work per day, allowing volunteers to participate regularly in the full day of workshops. Their tasks are simple and mostly involve keeping the space tidy and clean, transferring meals, and helping with serving and cleaning the buffet, etc. All tasks will be shared with other volunteers, and usually, a volunteer has no more than two chores to do every day.

In this way, they do not pay any tuition fees. There is still an amount for your accommodation and meals that has to be covered on your side. This depends on the type of accommodation that you will choose.

The possible dates to join us for 2024 are either from August 3rd to 19th or from August 17th to September 2nd.

How to join us

Due to the high number of requests for volunteering spots and the limited availability, we kindly request all interested individuals to submit a brief video introduction, lasting no longer than 3-4 minutes. In the video, please introduce yourself, share your motivation for joining our program, explain why Unplugged Dance interests you, and discuss how you believe you would benefit from it physically, emotionally, mentally, educationally, professionally, or in any other aspect.

Please share the video via a link (YouTube, Vimeo) and provide a password if necessary.

We are currently forming our summer working team and will be accepting applications until March 25th, 2024. 
So, in case you are interested, we are looking forward to hearing from you! For any questions, please feel free to ask at unpluggeddance@gmail.com
We will be happy to receive your emails!

 

Unplugged Dance does not receive state grants or any other private funding. The cost of the program is fully covered by the workshops’ cost, personal work and the valuable help of friends and volunteers.

If you wish to support our project you can submit your offer named or anonymously to the following account of the National Bank with justification “support Unplugged”.

 

Beneficiary’s name: TRIPODIUM COLLECTIVE
Beneficiary’s address: DIOGENOUS 28, KORIDALLOS ,ATHENS
Bank’s name: NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE S.A.
Bank’s address: AIOLOU STREET 86, ATHENS
IBAN: GR8801100860000008600396249
SWIFT/BIC CODE: ETHNGRAA

 

What age groups is the program aimed at?

Unplugged Dance is an all levels program for adults of any age. As long as one wants to be part of a co-moving practice and community is more than welcome to participate in our workshops.  

 

Do I need to have previous dancing experience?

Unplugged Dance is an all levels program for adults of any age including professionals and people that have no experience at all. Everyone that wants to explore dance as a practice of embodiment and other relative methods or techniques in a serene natural location is more than welcome. 

 

How will I get to Neochori?

You can find detailed information on how you can get to Neochori Lefkada here 

 

Αfter I arrive in Neohori village, how will I find the venue?

As soon as our guests arrive in Neochori village a member of our team welcomes and guide them to the venue which is a 20′ walk. We can help you with some luggages, however we definetly suggest you to avoid bringing a suitcase, but to prefer a backpack instead. Remember, you are in nature, and most routes in the village are earthy.

 

What time is check in and check out?

Check in is 16.00-18.00pm, check out is until 10am

 

Is the venue accessible by car?

The venue is accessible by car up to a point, however it is a dirt road. Then there is an uphill path of about 100m.

 

Is there power on site?

There is power in the venue, only for charging your phones/laptop specific time period during the day.

 

Is there Wifi on site?

There is no wifi on site for now, yet we are working on it! In any case we usually suggest to our guests to enjoy some “unplugged” days.

 

Is there security on site?

There is no security on site. Every participant is responsible for their personal items during their stay in the venue, and in case of loss the company bears no responsibility. However, we never had to deal with stealing incidents until now, and there is zero criminality in the village.

Please feel free to send us your questions!

Rules & Regulations

As a company we have boundaries and criteria which are mapped with specific rules and regulations for all our programs. We kindly ask you to read and accept the below, as this will facilitate the smooth running of your selected program.

 

  • Participants should be over 18 years old.

 

  • Participants who have any kind of injury or health problem, mental or physical, or taking medication for any reason, are requested to submit the required information in a form that Unplugged Dance will send via email after the completion of booking. The facilitators of the course will be informed of participants’ health history in order to give them the care and the treatment which is the best for them.

 

  • The use of illegal substances is prohibited during the Unplugged Dance program.

 

  • The consumption of alcohol in the venue is not allowed without the permission of the supervisors.

 

  • Smoking cigarettes in the venue is not allowed, except for the smoking area.

 

  • Lighting fires in the venue is not allowed without the permission of the supervisors.

 

  • All facilitators of Unplugged Dance educational program are experienced professionals yet every participant is responsible for their own physical integrity and health during the program. In case of injury or accident during the courses or their staying in the venue where the program is held, the Company bears no responsibility.

 

  • Even though we never had to deal with stealing incidents until now, and there is no criminality in the village, every participant is responsible for their personal items during their stay in the venue. In case of loss the company bears no responsibility.

 

  • All participants must conform to program rules as well as accommodation/staying rules. Any misbehavior with other participants or facilitators, such as verbal or physical violence, disruptive behavior or harassment, will be strictly considered a breach of the Unplugged Dance program’s code of conduct and the Tripodium Company has the right to require you to leave the private area of the venue.

 

  • Every participant is requested to fulfill the registration formalities and submit the required information before the start of the course.

 

  • In case of cancellation on your part the deposit will not be refundable. In case of cancellation of the event for any reason the entire amount of the deposit will be refunded without reservations.

 

  • Every participant is requested to pay off the remaining balance in Euros via bank transfer, or credit/debit card, until the day of their arrival.

 

  • In case a participant leaves the program at any time and for any reason the company has no obligation to refund the amount he/she has paid.

 

Directors of the Unplugged Dance educational program Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis & Kyveli Kouvatsi as well as TRIPODIUM COLLECTIVE Company thank you for your cooperation in following the above Rules and Regulations.