ARCHELON: Athens Animal Tour: Save the Sea Turtles of Greece

Athens Animal Tour: Save the Sea Turtles of Greece

Glyfada, Greece


Non-profit organization

2 hours
From$24 USDper person

ARCHELON raises awareness for turtles in need, and sends them back into the wild when they are healthy enough to survive on their own.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience beautiful Greek wildlife while aiding in the recovery and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles.
  • Tour a terrific rehabilitation center and get a close look at the services provided to Greece’s animals.
  • Meet the people who dedicate their time to the turtles, while enjoying the opportunity to care for one of the animals yourself.

Tour revenue is invested in the care, rehabilitation, and food for the injured turtles, allowing them to eventually return to the sea when healthy.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday & Thursday

  • Start Time

    10 AM

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages


  • Tour Participants

    1 to 5

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment


  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Get to know the Sea Turtles of Greece on this unique and meaningful tour! ARCHELON takes the phrase “slow and steady” very seriously when returning sea turtles to health. Come out and observe the process of rehabilitation for beautiful sea turtles on a personal level! You will be taken on an exclusive tour of the ARCHELON Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, where you will see the everyday effects of the organization's work. Next, you will be introduced to our international team of volunteers who give much of their time to the turtles. Discuss the importance of their work with them, and learn more about the ways in which they provide care. Save the best part of the tour for last, and meet the “patients” of ARCHELON's center. Assist team members in nursing the turtles, knowing that the injured animals you've helped will someday return to the great blue sea!

Tour Start Address

Third Marina of Glyfada, Glyfada, Greece

How To Get There

From Athens center : Tram line 5 to Voula (Paleo Dimarchio) or by taxi.
From Athens airport : Bus X96 (Platia Glyfada) or by taxi.



To implement monitoring and research of the sea turtles while developing management plans, habitat restoration, raising public awareness, and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles.

Main Programs

  • Sea Turtle Rescue Center.

  • Rescue projects in Zakynthos, in the Peloponnese, in Crete.