Make a donation
Small and large donations help ARCHELON maintain the necessary staff, infrastructure and equipment at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and at nesting beaches.
At the nesting beachesMake A Donation
More than 5,000 Loggerhead nests are recorded in 110 km. of nesting beaches in Greece every summer. Of the thousands of the turtle hatchlings, less than 1/1,000 will reach adulthood and return to lay their eggs on the same beaches 20 years later. What will our beaches be like then? Help volunteers get to the beaches, monitor and protect the nests and make sure that the hatchlings reach the sea safely.
The Sea Turtle Rescue CentreMake A Donation
Injured sea turtles arrive at the Rescue Centre year-round. Help us remove plastic, nets and hooks from their stomachs, treat them and release them safely back into the sea. The Centre accepts over 30 sick or injured turtles every year and over 100 volunteers, from all over the world, help with their treatment and rehabilitation. Support them.
Adopt a sea turtle
Your symbolic adoption translates into real action with ARCHELON. We have been on the nesting beaches recording real nests, tagging turtles, helping tiny hatchlings reach the sea, since 1983. Choose the beach you prefer and adopt a nest, a mother turtle or a hatchling.
Or, choose to adopt one of the injured and sick turtles at the ARCHELON Rescue Centre, covering the costs of their feeding and treatment for a month.
With each adoption you will receive an e-package that includes your adoption certificate in printable form and photos. You will also frequently receive our newsletter through your email to stay updated on our activity.
For more information about adoptions, contact us at tel. (+30) 210 5231342 or at firstname.lastname@example.org using the word “ADOPTION” as the subject line.
Adopt a hatchling (30€)
Choose a beach between Zakynthos, Kyparissia Bay, Crete and south Peloponnese and name your hatchling. We will send you information from their first steps on the beach by e-mail! We are removing plastic and trash from the nesting beaches to help it make a good start in life.
Adopt a “mother” turtle (50€)
Choose a beach between Zakynthos, Kyparissia bay, and Rethymnon. An adoption certificate and information about the female turtles nesting will be sent to you electronically. We monitor their population and help the marine ecosystems stay healthy.
Adopt a loggerhead’s nest (80€)
Choose a beach between Zakynthos, Kyparissia bay and Rethymno and we will send you the adoption certificate and information about the number of nests in that area. A nest will give 70-100 hatchlings in two months. Baby turtles will hatch during the night or at dawn and will rush into the sea. Life goes on.
Adopt an injured turtle (150€)
It has arrived injured or sick at the ARCHELON Rescue Centre with the help of people from all over Greece. There is a good chance to save it and let it continue its life in nature. Cover its treatment costs for one month and we will send you the adoption certificate with the latest news of the Rescue Centre.
- Ε-Shop Purchase
In our e-shop you can find unique gifts for kids and adults, made by environmentally friendly materials, and designed especially for ARCHELON.
Since 1983, hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, inspired by love and respect for the environment, participate in ARCHELON’s research and conservation projects in Zakynthos, Peloponnese, Crete and the Rescue Centre in Glyfada, Attica.