Walking Water – Skala Ecovillage


20 Sept 2015


03 Oct 2023

Walking water event

Skala Ecovillage is an attempt to form and accomplish an ecological friendly and collective way of living.

We dream the Ecovillage as a vibrant and open social proposal which can replace the conventional structures of competition and fear with the constants of trust, solidarity and cooperation with ourselves and life itself.

Currently, four adults and three children live permanently at Skala Ecovillage. Last year (2014) a core group of 8-10 people was created, which is working intensively on the implementation of the vision.

At the same time, a wide network of friends and collectives, both in Greece and abroad, supports us in several ways.

We try to close the cycles of production and consumption of food and energy locally, so that we have the smallest ecological footprint and less resource depletion.

Water Autonomy (the water comes from local natural sources) and enrichment of groundwater. Water holding tanks, rainwater harvesting etc.

The skala canyon is at the north side of Hortiatis mountain (central Macedonia of Greece). It is a deep, wild and with great vegetation gorge. The length of the canyon is about 5 km. It starts from an altitude of 820 meters and finishes at the altitude of 220 meters at the region of Platanorema (platanus stream). The stream hosts a rich fauna of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds as well as a rare species of freshwater fish of Briana (Barbus macedonicous).

Walking water event 20/9/2015:

A day dedicated to the water, with documentary and discussions about water, trekking in the gorge, picnic next to the river, etc.

  • 10:00 Arrive at skala ecovillage
  • 10:30 Trekking the skala gorge
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Arrive at  Platanorema, discussion: “the water and Skala ecovillage”
  • 14:00 Picnic (lunch) at Platanorema
  • 16:00 Return to Skala Ecovillage
  • 17:00 Preview of “Water- The Great Mystery” Documentary