Sea Turtle Rescue Center

NileGuide Expert Says:

Need a unique souvenir? Adopt a Greek Sea Turtle for a good memory, a good cause, AND good karma.


Solomou 57
104 32 Athens, Greece


+30 210 52 31 342

NileGuide Expert tip:

Go to Archelon's website and fill out an application if you're interested in volunteering to rescue sea turtles while spending time on a Greek island over the summer.


The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, or "Archelon" was one of the first Sea Turtle rescue centers in the Mediterranean. The municipality of Glyfada and the Greek Railway Organization provided the space for the group to give medical treatment and rehabilitation to approximately 50 sea turtles per year. They also spend a considerable amount of energy educating the public on the caretta caretta or "Loggerhead" turtle, listed as an endangered species. Protecting nesting zones and reducing the mortality rate at sea are among the highest priorities of these conservationists.

Visitors can view sea turtles on their last stage of rehabilitation on weekends from 11am-5pm.


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