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Events Summary

Summary of events run at ESA

Cretan Natural Treasures
11th May 2017

A wonderful intimate and informative evening at ESA, Cretan Natural Treasures tour in collaboration with Crete Urban Adventures.
Bookings taken for each Thursday.


Star and planet watching tonight at ESA !
18th April 2017

Getting ready at European Sustainability Academy - Crete for a star-watching 'Night with the Gods' tonight. With Crete Urban Adventures. Wish I could be there with them !! (beautiful flower covered meadows of Drapanos- that water barrel is there for when the bees are brought over to make their fragrant Cretan honey.


Circular Economy
31st March 2017

Join us on Friday to learn about Circular Economy in Crete, share knowledge and brainstorm practical projects for sustainable tourism in action. Issues of WASTE, WATER SHORTAGES and ABANDONED ANIMALS - all PUT TOURISTS OFF! How can we address these issues in Crete? Come to ESA in Drapanos on FRIDAY and be part of creating magical solutions for Crete!


A truly inspiring venue for events

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Powered only by Cretan sunshine, ESA is a beautiful building rooted in the earth amongst ancient rocks and olive trees, surrounded by nature. Its construction is a leading example of sustainability in practice. ESA is an experiential and creative place where people feel enlivened, uplifted and creative. Great living and great learning happens at ESA. A perfect setting for:

  • Executive Retreats
  • Summer Schools
  • Eco-Weddings / Baptisms
  • Bespoke training events

Leading enterprise for the future

Co-created sustainable enterprise

Our passion is contributing towards co-created sustainable enterprise for positive impact on communities and the natural environment on a global scale. Leadership and entrepreneur issues of adaptation, resilience, authenticity, sustainable-self, values connected sense-making and the continued emancipation of women (WISE) to take up more leadership roles in the world are at the core of the ESA sustainability experience.

  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Women Empowerment

Sustainability created in Crete


Crete is the sustainable destination of the past and of the future.


The island birthplace of Zeus, Crete, nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East is rich with mythology, gastronomy, music, art, agriculture and one of the first civilisations, the Minoans. These days many rural Cretan villages, thrive on a sustainable lifestyle of barter and exchange with a strong connection with the land. ESA is thrilled to be collaborating with Cretan Urban Adventures to co-create a truly immersive sustainability experience which will make visitors leave with a richer connection with LIFE!