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Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

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Great cause! ❤️

An enthusiastic group of people who do what they can to help the protected sea turtles. I... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Brussels, Belgium

archelon see turtle 🐢 care center is non profit organization volunteers to help adult wounded... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
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Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been to protect the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans, habitat...more
Old Town Marina, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 694 043 3211
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

An enthusiastic group of people who do what they can to help the protected sea turtles. I « adopted » one, to help finance their much needed protectionprojects. They have a stand at the Old Harbour, next to the place where the Pirateship is located.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MichelleRaa
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

archelon see turtle 🐢 care center is non profit organization volunteers to help adult wounded turtles providing them with the treatment and care until they are strong, 💪🏼 safe to be released to the ocean 🌊 again 💜 @ Glyfada 🏖

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Wa1eed1989
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

My daughter saw a nest excavation after a hatching on the beach of our hotel. Congratulations to the volunteers for engaging her interest to a point where she could tell me alot about it! She was listening. Good to see conservation in action on holiday.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 260flossy
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Spoke to some of the team near Rethymnon harbour and then watched a controlled nest excavation the following day. Really interesting to find out about the work they do. The excavation was very crowded. Great that so many people were interested but it did mean...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CJ B
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Full marks to the dedicated team spending so much time trying to protect the wonderful turtles here in Rethymnon. Very knowledgeable girls at the Old Port answered all our questions and gave us a real insight into the many problems facing this endangered species.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank blisterman
Reviewed July 5, 2018

you wouldn't expect to see Archelon there! it is known that in Zakynthos is their main HQ but the girls here are really helpful and kind

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank apostolidougeorgia
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The Protection Society provides a daily service to plot the arrival of the turtles, the protection of their eggs and the return of the hatched young to the sea. Volunteers do a magnificent job of protecting the eggs and any injured turtles. The small kiosk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank judithcZ9747NM
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Archelon is a greek non-profit NGO, almost entirely run by a bunch of inspiring volunteers which dedicate their free time during nesting and hatchling season from May to October to save the sea turtles of Crete! You should visit their Kiosk at the Venetian Harbour,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank LucaVos
Reviewed August 9, 2017

My low star rating is not for the NGO Archelon, which is working to conserve endangered sea turtles, but rather for the public excavation of sea turtle nests which they sometimes conduct. I went to one excavation, and it quickly became apparent that the young...More

Date of experience: August 2017
18  Thank kljwinnipeg
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Sadly we were not in Crete during the egg laying season, so we didn't manage to see the turtles coming ashore to lay the eggs or the young ones making there way to the water. However we met a couple of the team in Chania...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank happilyretired_12
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Paula F
October 21, 2018|
Response from judithcZ9747NM | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paula. In Rethymnon, there is a kiosk devoted to the work of Archylon Sea Turtle Protection Society. They will be able to give you details of sites in your particular part of the coastline. There is a 20 mile stretch... More