Who we are
Welcome to Kamarantho, our open farm in the village of Kamari in Paros,
2.4 kilometers from the picturesque port of Aliki and 12 kilometers from Parikia, the island’s capital.
On a piece of land of 5.6 acres, in the village of Kamari in Paros, we are building, step by step, our dream: an open farm that aims to collect and present the natural wealth of the island and, more broadly, of the Aegean ecosystem.
We faithfully follow the principles of organic farming. We are inspired by the principles of permaculture and focus on following its cultivation methods.
Stavros Tsavalos, NTUA engineer, and Katerina Papadimitriou, Greek language scholar, partners in life, got to know and love Paros in the 1990s. In 2008 they bought their own land in Kamari Village. Their goal was to gradually create a polyculture farm, respecting the environment, as well as the natural potential and the native vegetation of the land. They started timidly, with little knowledge and many difficulties.
In 2014, after completing two successful career paths, each in his own field, they “went back to school” to learn about organic farming, olive-growing, and small farm management, at the Institute of Agricultural Research at the Syngros Estate. Meanwhile, they searched for appropriate partners for this undertaking. In 2013 they were fortunate to meet:
The Kamaranthos logo, linear and minimalistic in its conception, inspired by the blue of the Aegean environment, the green of the olive and the color of Parian earth, was designed by our good friend, Architect Vaggelis Zouglos.
There are and have been many occasions when other people of the island, locals and more recent residents, have worked side by side with the basic team.