How to help
How YOU can help to protect the sea turtles
the beaches clean. Don't throw plastic or nylon objects
in the sea.
- Switch off or cover bright lights
which are visible from the nesting beach.
- Don't dig out the nests. The sea turtles,
the nests, their eggs and the hatchlings are protected
by Greek law and international conventions.
- Don't move nest signs or protective
cages above the nests.
- Don't touch the
hatchlings. It is important that they find on
their own their way to the
- Don't light fires
at night on the nesting beaches.
- Avoid using vehicles
on the beach.
- Avoid going very
fast in a motor boat, close to a nesting beach.
a supporter of ARCHELON.
- Become a volunteer on our
summer projects in Zakynthos, Peloponnesus
and Crete or
at our Rescue Centre in Glyfada.
- Become a member of the Rescue
Network and if you find dead or
turtles call us at (+30)
210 89 44 444.
- Adopt a hatchling, a mother
loggerhead, an incubating nest
or an injured sea turtle under
- If you are 8 to 18 years
old, you may become a member
of CHELONOPAREA, our active
- Visit the Sea Turtle Rescue
Centre in Glyfada (3rd
Marina of Glyfada, behind the
TRAM stop "Paleo Dimarhio").
- Visit ARCHELON's website
to learn all about
sea turtle conservation