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

Athens Animal Tour: Save the Sea Turtles of Greece

Athens, Greece

ARCHELON

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$21Per person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

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

  • Come "sea" beautiful Greek wildlife, and aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles.
  • Tour our terrific rehabilitation center and get a close look at the services we provide 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.

The money we receive pays for the care, rehabilitation, and food for the injured turtles we take in, allowing them to eventually return to the sea when healthy.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Tours available on Mondays and Thursdays

  • Start Time

    1 pm

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian

  • Difficulty

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

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Casual

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 10

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Here at ARCHELON, we take the phrase “slow and steady” very seriously when returning sea turtles to health. Come out and observe the process of rehabilitation for the sea creatures 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 our 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. We will save the best for last, when you can meet the “patients” of our center. Assist our team members in nursing the turtles, knowing that the injured animals will someday return to the great blue sea!

6 Visitor Reviews

  • December 18, 2016

    It was amazing! I had a great time.

  • July 18, 2016

    We were lucky to have been on the day of releasing one of the saved turtles back into the Sea. The speeches were too long especially in the sun heat with the children started losing interest, yet it was nice to be there and see how enthusiastic the young volunteers were.

  • May 29, 2016

    I have personally volunteered in this rescue center and have followed its progress through the years through by keeping with the Archelon's amazing staff. The team does their very best to keep the center going and growing stronger, with so much enthusiasm and passion for turtles and nature conservation overall. In addition, the whole rescue center is set on the beach and in old train wagons! An amazing site to visit and a great place to see nature protection and conservation in action!

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Tour Start Address

Solomou Str. 53, Athens, AT, 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.

More About ARCHELON

Mission

Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, has been 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.