Although non-members of GAIA are always welcome to help with Gaia projects, Gaia are looking for regular financial support. You can become a member of GAIA for just 25€ a year. If you have a property in the area, this is a small price to pay for the help the GAIA voluntary firefighters provide in case of fire. For more information contact the Gaia Base in Ag Nikolaos 27210 79199,  or Tel 27210 78065 /69 7238 8217

For details of how to find the Gaia Base see INTERACTIVE MAP

Website: GAIA      and    Facebook

Interventions/Actions in the last period: GAIA - Actions


Update from Gaia 6th January 2019

Candidate Votes Council Role
Behari Fation 30 Member
Christodouleas Konstantinos 9  
Lampropoulou Venetia 13  
Mpelogianni Elpida 20  
Theologos Paraskevas 24 Member


In November 2018 Elections were held for the Active Volunteers Committee, a sub-group of the main council

Name Role
Kostas Xideas Chief of Volunteers
Takis Kampanaros Deputy Chief
Hansi Weppner Communication in English and German
Roland Muller Communication in English and German




The Gaia base is on the main road from Kalamata to Areopoli just past the turning to Ag Nikolaos, on the right hand side.


TO MAKE A DONATION OR PAY MEMBERSHIP FEES: If you are unable to pay cash at the Gaia Base, money can be transferred to the GAIA bank account - FISIOLATRIKOS POLITISTIKOS SILOGOS LEUKTROU MANIS, PIRAEUS BANK, GR62 0171 3430 0063 4304 0035 431, BIC CODE PIRBGRA

In July 2012, GAIA launched their own website in Greek.

PsM posts a regular monthly report on GAIA activities.

GAIA activities are not confined to firefighting. They are involved in many local environmental activities and projects, including cave and mountain rescue, planting trees, removing weeds and clearing roads, recording stone paths, protecting wildlife and recycling. They are also on call to assist in dealing with road accidents and medical emergencies.

The voluntary group GAIA was established in 2000 by Dr Orfanidis, and since 2008 has been contributing to the protection of the wider area with fire-fighting vehicles and volunteer firefighters.

Since 2010 Gaia has operated under new rules, but continues to be entirely voluntary and NON-political. Perhaps you would like to help by making a donation or becoming a member of GAIA? Membership costs € 25 for a year.

In additon to cash donations, donations of items (especially those on the 'wish list') are always welcome. If you are not in Mani, you can make a direct transfer to the Gaia account at Piraeus Bank.

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