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Finding ESA

We are located outside the village of Drapanos in North West Crete at Coordinates (35°26' 03"N, 24°14' 12"E)

Directions from Chania

Take the National Road in an Easterly direction towards Rethymnon and Heraklion
Exit the National Road at Kalyves
Turn left at the T junction towards the centre of Kalyves
Turn right at the T junction (at the laundry) in the centre of Kalyves, towards Almeryda and Vamos
On the outskirts of Kalyves whilst ascending the hill, turn left towards Almeryda (do not go ahead to Vamos)
Upon entering Almeryda, at the Pear Tree store, turn right towards Plaka
Drive straight through the centre of Plaka
After the square, take the right turn (at the mini market) towards Kambia
Drive through Kambia towards Kokinio Xorio and Drapanos
On the outskirts of Kambia (at the glass factory) turn right
Drive up the hill to Drapanos
In the centre of Drapanos, after the taverna on your left, continue straight ahead/left with the mini market on your left-hand side. (do not turn right to Kefalas)
Continue out of the village
After 200 metres turn right at the ESA sign.
Follow the track until you come to the ESA building.

Directions from Heraklion and Rethymno

Take the National Road in a Westerly direction towards Chania
Exit the main road at Georgioupoli
After passing through the centre of Georgioupoli turn left and cross the bridge towards Kalamitsi Amygdalio and Vamos.
Climb the hill and turn right (hairpin) just before Kalamitsi Amygdalio towards Selia and Kefalas
At the T junction at the top of the hill, turn right towards Selia and Kefalas
Drive through Selia and Likotinara towards Kefalas
Drive straight through Kefalas towards Palailoni and Drapanos
Drive through Palailoni towards Drapanos
In the centre of Drapanos, after the taverna on your left, turn right with the mini market on your left-hand side.
Continue out of the village
After 200 metres turn right at the ESA sign.
Follow the track until you come to the ESA building.

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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:

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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.

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

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Home of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilisation on earth, nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Crete is rich with mythology, gastronomy, music, art and agriculture. You can have your own authentic experience of a sustainable lifestyle and feel first hand the strong connection between nature and community. ESA is thrilled to collaborate with Cretan Urban Adventures to co-create an 'immersive experience' for a richer connection with LIFE!