ARCHELON (Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece)

Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece logo

ARCHELON aims to conserve the sea turtle population of Greece and raise awareness of environmental issues.

Established in 1983 as Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, ARCHELON aims to conserve sea turtles and their population, by research, monitoring and data collection, rescue and rehabilitation. ARCHELON operates in Zakynthos, the Peloponnese, Crete, Glyfada and the Greek coastline. It also focusses on environmental education and public awareness.

How You Can Help

Time: minimum stay five weeks for volunteers in Greece; less than five minutes for donation.

Volunteer with ARCHELON in Zakynthos, Crete, the Peloponnese, Amvrakikos or Glyfada. Volunteers must be 18 years old; English is the language used in all projects although a certain number of Greek speaking volunteers are required for each project. Volunteer participation fees cover administration costs, insurance, training costs and more.

Money: typically ten euros or more

Donate to ARCHELON on a one-off basis or explore their turtle adoption options. Visit the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Glyfada, Athens and make a donation, or purchase from the ARCHELON online shop.

Location: Greece

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(This information was updated 09/08/22 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)


Published by Francesca

Author • Founder and Managing Director of the Do Something Directory • Still can't believe MCR reunited.

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