Greece is renowned for their beautiful beaches and blue waters, but few release the unlocked beauty of nature in the waters itself! The sea Turtles that can be found in Greece are sadly under threat and if you would like to enjoy helping protect these turtles, in the beauty of Greece, this trip is for you! This sea turtle holiday is suitable for young and old, students, families, friends and couples. Children as young as 8 years old can participate, as long as there is adult guidance.
Accommodation will be in a caravan, tent or apartment in 1 of Greece’s finest camping sites, camping Gythio Bay. Sandy beaches provide the setting for this project where you make a difference! The holiday location is near Gythio, a pretty coastal village. A perfect setting to enjoy those long, warm Mediterranean Summer evenings. A local, friendly group leader is there for you to make this the perfect Summer get-away with a difference.
Details about this amazing tour are provided below:
Arrive at Athens airport. Preferably before 3PM. Meet the group and the tour leader! Your hotel for the first night will be along the pretty Athens Riviera. Within walkable distance from the Sea Turtle Rescue Center. In the evening there’s a welcome dinner. Great Greek food & company in an authentic Greek place!
Your small group gets the transfer in a comfortable vehicle to the South-Peloponnese (289 km/180 miles, 4 hours’ drive), Gythio. The drive is over good roads and the scenery is beautiful. Halfway: it’s time for a break at the world-famous Corinth canal!
Your accommodation for the following week will be at Camping Gythio Bay, in Mavrovouni. Near Gythio town. A stunning location, right on the beach where you will be offering your services for the Caretta caretta or Loggerhead Sea Turtles.
Dinner & overnight at an apartment, caravan or tent at luxury Camping Gythio Bay. Time permitting,you get your first presentation & training – about the loggerhead sea turtles.
Start sea turtle volunteering.
Depending on the time of the year, activities include:
During your stay, you may also be needed for activities like:
However, there is plenty of time to chill, explore and relax. The actual volunteering will take roughly 4 hours a day. This means there is time to:
Alternatively, you could visit nearby places like:
Dinner is Greek, authentic and delicious. vegan/vegetarian options available.
Transfer from Gythio back to Athens airport is included. Take a flight back home or extend your stay. We suggest finding a flight with a departure later than 2 PM. Of course, you could extend your stay in Greece.
Sea Turtle Rescue Tour in the Sea Turtle Rescue Center
All sea turtle volunteering activities on the beaches
Training & local support by staff of sea turtle protection society Archelon
All breakfasts and dinners
1st overnight in hotel in Coastal Athens BB
7 overnights in Camping Gythio Bay, Mavrovouni
Private transfer from airport Athens to Sea Turtle Rescue Center in coastal Athens area on day 1
Private transfer from hotel in coastal Athens area to Sea Turtle beaches South Peloponnese on day 2
Private transfer from beaches South Peloponnese to Athens airport on last day
Donation for sea turtle protection society Archelon, a t-shirt of Archelon and membership for 1 year
Tour operator liability insurance
Flights (to Athens and return flight)
Lunches, drinks, and tips
Optional activities or excursions such as windsurfing, visiting Mystras
Price and availability can be further discussed through direct enquiry with Animals around the Globe.
Adult price: 850 EUROS
Child price: 750 EURO
As this is a summer tour, and groups are always limited this tour is in high demand.
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Due to Covid-19, you can cancel any time with a full refund up to two weeks prior to your trip.