Protecting endangered turtles in Greece

By protecting endangered turtles in Greece you can bond as a family as monitor beaches for new nesting sites, preventing access, and assisting hatchlings reach the sea by reducing light pollution

About this volunteer project

This charity is a partner to the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan, and a member of the European Union for the Conservation of the Coasts (EUCC).

It works to mitigate and reverse population reduction of sea turtles. 

Main volunteering activities:
  • Monitior and protect sea turtles and their nests
  • Protect hatchlings from light pollution so they find their way to the sea
  • Identify and rescue injured/sick turtles
Key information:
  • The typical number of days on this fulfilling project 3-5
  • It involves helping throughout the day, and at night during hatching season
  • April to October is the season
  • This volunteering project blends well with activities in Crete or Zakynthos, such as hiking and beach relaxation
Protect sea turtles in greece
Protecting endangered turtles in Greece
Impact to Date:
  • Approximately 50 miles of beaches are monitored each year
  • Over 2,500 nests are protected against predation, human threats, and sea inundation each year
  • Approximately 300 sea turtles are tagged each year  to monitor their movements at sea
  • Over 50 injured turtles are treated each year, and released where feasible
This project is for you if:
  • You are looking for a project that enables you to work with turtles and improve their survival rates
  • You like being outdoors
  • You are happy rolling up your sleeves 
  • You are ok with volunteering at night if helping during hatching season

Nearby activities:

  • Spectacular hikes
  • Fascinating towns
  • Beautiful beaches

Suggested Itinerary for Greece

Price: US$6,000 per adult, $3,800 per child under 12

This adventure enables you to bond as a family by conserving endangered sea turtles, and explore the wonders of Ancient Greece in Athens, discover the unique beauty of Santorini, and encounter the magnificent hiking trails and beaches of Crete.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the joy of protecting an endangered specie
  • Explore fascinating Athens with your private guide, and enjoy a Greek mythology themed tour
  • Be in awe of the beauty of Santorini
  • Snorkel and swim
  • Hike and explore the wonders of Crete
  • Relax on beautiful beaches

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Volunteering costs
Note: We can arrange your flights for you as well

Day by Day Sample Itinerary

Note – this is a sample itinerary, designed to give you a flavor of Greece, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.

You can customize this trip to suit your specific requirements, in fact any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation.

Got a crazy request, or an off-the -radar place you have longed to visit? Just let us know – we delight in delighting you!

Here are some suggestions to customize this itinerary:

  • Head into the Peloponnese 
  • Explore the magical monasteries of Meteora
  • Kayak on the hidden gem of Lake Kremaston
  • Enjoy a cooking class
  • Explore some of the lesser-known islands such as Amorgos and Antiparos

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If you like the sound of this family adventure that counts, get in touch to make it a reality