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The ARCHELON Sea Turtle Rescue Tour is now available!


For those looking for a more unique and educative activity for their family or friends in Athens, there is now the Sea Turtle Rescue Tour, a special visit to the Sea Turtle Rescue Center of ARCHELON in Glyfada!

Wallace, one of the miracles happening in the Rescue Center


The release of Wallace back to the sea took place on July 1st and was a touching event. The strong winds and big waves did not prevent about 350 people from joining the event to say good bye to Wallace.

Year two of loggerhead satellite tagging in Southern Kyparissia!


Satellite tags were deployed in 12 loggerhead turtles in order to investigate their movements at sea between each nesting effort as well as their movements after their nesting is completed for the season.

The nesting season has officially begun in Koroni - Messinia!


The first nests of sea turtle Caretta caretta were found in Koroni by ARCHELON’s volunteers on 19th and 20th of June. Unfortunately, the very first was found predated by wild animals, the second was protected successfully.


Our Accounts for 2018

More than 650 people contributed

  • About 510 full-time volunteers participated in conservation actions on the field and 25 of them took up duties of field leaders. About 14% of these volunteers came from Greece.
  • About 114 volunteers supported the operations of the Rescue network, the care and rehabilitation of injured and sick turtles and environmental awareness at the Rescue center throughout the year. Out of these, 50 were part time volunteers resident s of Athens greater area and 64 were full time volunteers from different countries.
  • The selection and training of field leaders and the rest of the volunteers in sea turtle monitoring, conservation, rescue, care and rehabilitation, communication and fund raising has been a year round activity of ARCHELON. More than 70 internships from 25 educational institutions were accepted in the 2018 projects.
  • Administration, management and coordination duties were performed by 15 members of staff, while about 15 people - ARCHELON members- offered their expertise and voluntary services as members of the Board of Directors, the different Committees and Working groups.

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ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece