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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
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.
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 🏖
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
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 overall. There were many turtle trails and eggs along the beach where I was staying. Each early morning 3 people from the Society walk a section of the beach to mark all the sites and count the eggs. We accompanied them and watched them working. The depth of the eggs and the distance from the water’s edge is very important. The depth has to be 50 centimetres, and the distance not more than 50 metres in this particular area. Each site is marked with a metal triangle, and the gps position, then the trail from the sea is smoothed over. It is a wonderful experience.