Farm Skyros, Greece

9 reviews9

Explore amazing Greece by caring for rare endangered ponies

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Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We are looking for volunteers with equine experience who want to develop their skills in horse behaviour, communication / understanding & pony enrichment projects . We aim to work from a positive reinforcement and ethical horsemanship perspective. You will also be involved in helping with the daily care of 37 ponies ( watering, feeding and mucking out) and also 17 rescue cats , 2 dogs , a crazy goat and some chickens.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Greek
  • Between 19 and 41 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Get in touch with nature
  • 6 Meeting international travelers
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Practicing English
  • 3 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 1 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions



I stayed at Amanda and Stathis' farm for two months. Both of them are incredibly kind and welcoming, treating their volunteers with much respect and open hearts. Their dedication to the project is mind-blowing. They both give their all and still go above and beyond to care for not only the many beautiful horses, but all the animals they have taken into their care. The farm is a place where you can truly learn more about yourself, while also never getting too bored as there is always something to do or discover around the farm/island. I had a wonderful time there and would definitely come back!

about 1 month ago



I really enjoyed my time at the farm where the horses and other animals are treated with so much respect and care. The work is mucking out, feeding and giving water to the horses etc.. It is physically hard work but very rewarding. Food is super delicious. The living area is rustic and simple. At the farm you will have alot of time to think and reflect and in the freetime you can go to the beach, go to the taverna, go to the church and go on walks. I stayed for 7 weeks but could have stayed longer. Elin

4 months ago

amanda replied

Elin Thank you for everything. You were a pleasure to host and a joy ro have at the farm. We all miss you very much for your authenticity, positive energy, kindness and good energy. Good luck with all your further adventures.

United States


I stayed at the farm with Amanda and Stathis for 2 weeks to put up a fence. Overall was an amazing opportunity to truly experience the local day to day. It is obvious that these animals are cared for at the highest possible level and they are always at the forefront of the farm's decisions. I felt the experience was advertised well and didn't have any surprises with accommodations. If you are comfortable in the elements and enjoy nature than this will be a perfect fit!

6 months ago

amanda replied

Thank you Marco for your help support and interesting conversations. Go well in your travels.



I had a wonderful time at Amanda's! the ponies (and the other animals) are more than well cared for, you can really see that Amanda and Stathis are real animal lovers & have dedicated their life to this project, very inspiring! not only their animals are treated with respect, but it's the same with us volunteers, I felt very welcome. the work is fair and easy but still important (e.g. mucking out, filling up waters). unfortunately, i injured my ankle and decided to leave to get treatment (I've had problems with this before, so i had to be careful). Amanda was very understanding & supportive:)

7 months ago

amanda replied

Stella we really hope your ankle heals well and it was a pleasure to host you here . Just a sadness that it couldn't have been for longer.
Take good care and heal well.



My time at Amanda's and Stathis' is incredible! I extended my stay and I'm still here, enjoying great company and the island's and farm's calmness. Amanda and Stathis are genuinely nice people, treat their volunteers with a lot of respect and don't let you feel exploited at any time. The work is meaningful and quite easy. It's majorly about mucking out the fields, but also common farm jobs (e.g. weeding, pruning). Volunteers share a room, which is basic, but has everything one needs and it's really enjoyable when you get along with your roommates :). Good+enough food is provided! Go there!

8 months ago

amanda replied

Thank you Elias.. We have so enjoyed hosting you and we are sure you have become a part of our returnee volunteer family. Thank you for all your help and support and also for the insightful and intelligent conversations and of course your wonderful cooking. . You really are a fabulous example of a strong, intelligent yet also gentle, kind and thoughtful man . It is a pleasure to host you.

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