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eCALA Village: an amphitheatre, 29 geodesic domes and 11 working wells.

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There is something special about the eCALA Life village – you will feel the calm and the pulse of life as you walk through the gate. Some say this comes from our 11 working wells, each offering its individual gift of well being; we feel it’s also because Meloi Bay is such a tranquil, heavenly place. Whatever creates this feeling, you will find many private peaceful spaces where you can relax and restore your own wellspring.

The village centres on our massive amphitheatre sunk into the earth, where we greet, gather and learn. Surrounding the amphitheatre sit two circles of gorgeous geodesics, each with its own garden. Geodesic domes are nature’s most beautiful and efficient shape, creating the largest living area within the least surface area. Not only are they energy efficient and disaster proof, the huge height, wide space and light pouring through your pentagonal skylight give a true sense of being on a different planet. We also have two huge learning domes and decks for outdoor activities as well as a private taverna with multiple terraces.

Tucked into the base of a craggy hill, Meloi Bay offers spectacular sunrises and serene swimming. Quiet, protected and peaceful, Meloi is still only a 3 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the bustling port village of Skala, full of shops, cafes and restaurants.

eCALA Village is passionate about our planet and its future. We are at the forefront of learning centre design and construction, aiming for the lowest possible footprint, whilst also setting a standard of luxury and comfort. Wifi is available throughout, enabling global access to our local village.

Ypnodomátia – the Sleeping Domes (My Dome-ain)

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Sleeping Dome IconSitting in its own beautiful garden, your dome away from home is like the enormous bubble from the 2015 film ‘Mars’ – a huge ceiling with a pentagonal skylight curving down to 30m2 of floor space. Your coco-mat™ bed is probably the best bed you will ever sleep on and we have included everything you need to make you super comfortable. Whether sitting at your desk gazing into the garden, or lying on your beanbag, the peace and tranquility of your space dome will aide your relaxation, learning and development.

If you feel like being a little closer to nature, choose one of the 18 ypnodomátio sitting on the outer circle, which have an external wet-room open to the sky. Alternatively enjoy one of the 9 ypnodomátio that have a wet-room and toilet inside the dome. All of our wet rooms come with first-class shower and sink products that are harmless to nature so that waste water is filtered and used to feed the garden.

Either way, lying in bed at night staring at the stars and watching the moon traverse the skylight is an unforgettable experience.

Details for the techies:

  • 6.29 metres in diameter, 3.85 metres high, 30 square metres of floor.
  • A choice of an indoor or outdoor bathroom.
  • A choice of a king size coco-mat™ bed or twin coco-mat™ beds.
  • A desk, bedside tables, lamps, lights, plugs and plenty of storage.
  • Cool flooring, a large pentagonal skylight and discreet ventilation.
eCALA Sleeping Dome
eCALA Sleeping Dome

Didaskalía – the Learning Domes

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eCALA Therapy Room

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Didaskalía means ‘applied-teaching’.

These domes are places you come to learn and are suitable for all types of programmes, whether as sit-down and learn spaces or as therapeutic practice studios.

Each can be equipped with tables, chairs, white boards and projectors, or beanbags, therapy tables and yoga mats.

Interiors are spacious, light and cool, yet can also be made dark and more private.

Details for the techies:

  • 9 metres in diameter, 4.5 metres high, 75 square metres of floor.
  • Each didaskalío dome can hold 105 people standing, 70 seated and 32 in classroom style.
  • Cool flooring, a large bay window and multiple ventilation points.

Agora Amphitheatre

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The literal meaning of the word Agora is “gathering place” or “assembly”.

In ancient Greece, the Agora was the centre of the athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city, and the Ancient Agora of Athens was the best-known example. Our Agora is an amphitheatre in the heart of our village, where individuals can relax and groups can meet, greet and regather.

Our Agora is also a premium teaching space where selected learning programmes will happen during the season. We will also hold some of our TED-type talks here and any celebrations that include the whole village. Our Agora is the heart of the village in every sense, a wellspring of energy and peace.

Details for the techies:

  • 16 metres in diameter spanning 200 square metres.
  • 2 tiers of seating and a grass covered centre.
  • Seating for 200+ people.
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The Village of Eleven Wells

eCALA Village has 11 working wells. Each well has been completely rebuilt and is used to feed the flora.

Starting at the entrance gate, the wells stretch the length of the village and each has a name: Love; Service; Learning; Joy; Pain; Gratitude; Truth; Passion; Health; Humility and Wisdom. You are welcome to wander the wells and reflect as you sit on their walls.

Details for the techies:

  • Traditional Pátmos stone construction.
  • All wells are interconnected and feed each other.
  • Water source is natural ground water from the hills into our water table.
  • We are always cautious not to over-use so that sea water does not enter the water table.
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