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Massive crowd salutes "Eleftheria" in Retrhymno
Published: 01/07/2014
On June 25, “Eleftheria”, a sea turtle who had been seriously wounded and treated for about a year in ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society, was released in perfect health in the sea of Rethymno. “Eleftheria” had no difficulties in finding her way to the sea leaving behind her touched observers who kept applauding her until she totally went out of sight.

Release of Caretta Caretta sea turle ''Eleftheria'' in Rethymno, Crete
Published: 23/06/2014
‘Eleftheria’ is an adult female turtle, who was found injured near nesting beaches in Peloponnese, in August 2013. On Wednesday 25th June, she will be released in Rethymno in cooperation with the Municipality of Rethymno during a special event open to the public.

Caretta Caretta sea turtle nesting has started in Crete
Published: 04/06/2014
Caretta Caretta nesting has officially begun in Crete, which is the third most important breeding habitat of the animal in Greece. Οn the morning of June 1, the first sea turtle nest was discovered by the ARCHELON volunteers, in the Gulf of Messara, on Kalamaki beach.

The first Caretta-caretta nest of the season in the Gulf of Kyparissia
Published: 27/05/2014
During the early hours of Monday the 26th May, the first Caretta Caretta nest was spotted by the Volunteers of ARCHELON in the Gulf of Kyparissia, specifically in the area between the villages Agiannakis and Elaia.

Sea Turtle nesting has begun on the Greek beaches!
Published: 21/05/2014
The first Caretta caretta sea turtle nest of the season is always an important event because it shows their "patriotism" and loyalty for the areas in which they were born and also choose for breeding.

December 5, International Volunteer Day
Published: 04/12/2013
ARCHELON has been accepting volunteers from all around the world with different interests, ages, nationalities and habits for 30 years now. Throughout 2013, in total 461 volunteers participated in ARCHELON’s field projects and offered 15.205 days of volunteer work for the protection of sea turtles and their nests.

Warm atmosphere at the celebration for ARCHELON’s 30th Anniversary
Published: 28/11/2013
In the welcoming and warm environment of the Athens 9.84fm Auditorium, the 30th anniversary of ARCHELON was celebrated, on Wednesday the 20th November.

The release of “Kanela” from Romanos Beach.
Published: 05/08/2013
Young “Kanela” was released at the Romanos Beach, in front of “Navarino Dunes” establishments, in “Costa Navarino”, in Friday 2nd of August while the sun was setting! Members, friends and supporters of the Archelon Society as well as visitors and staff of Costa Navarino were there, in order to say goodbye, for her return trip to the Mediterranean Sea.

“Marina” was successfully released in Chania, Crete
Published: 23/07/2013
“Marina”, a heavily injured sea turtle, which was treated at the ARCHELON Rescue Centre for six years, was released on 19th July in the coastal area of Pyrgos Psilonero, in Chania.
During the event, which was organized with the collaboration of the Municipality of Platania, a great number of tourists as well as locals from the surrounding areas participated, in order to closely observe this rare animal and wave goodbye on the start of her new journey after years of treatment.

Vandalisms threaten caretta at Southern Bay of Kyparissia!
Published: 12/07/2013
The shocking immoral destruction of whole car tyres of ARCHELON’s Research Field Station vehicle (at 12/07/13) adds on the grand theft of the scientific research equipment (at 13/06/13), the repeated vandalisms against sea turtles nests, the outrage and the threats against the researchers.

First Nest of Caretta Caretta Sea Turtle in Crete
Published: 28/05/2013
On the World’s Turtle Day, the first Caretta Caretta nest was recorded in Crete, which is the third most important reproduction habitat of sea turtles in Greece. Every summer, turtles come to Cretan beaches to lay their eggs. So this year, on May the 23rd, ARCHELON’s volunteers recorded their first nest in the area of Pigianos Campos, in Rethymno Bay.

Caretta Caretta nesting in Kyparissia Gulf has started
Published: 27/05/2013
At the dawn of Sunday, May the 19th, the volunteers of ARCHELON spotted the first Caretta Caretta nest in Kyparissia Gulf and specifically in the site between the settlements of Agiannaki and Elaia.  

Sea Turtle nesting in Zakynthos has begun earlier than any previous year!
Published: 15/05/2013
The first Caretta caretta sea turtle nest of the season is always an important event because it shows their "patriotism" and loyalty for the areas in which they were born and also choose for breeding. 

5th December, "Global Volunteer Day", Volunteering in the midst of Crisis
Published: 04/12/2012
For 30 years, ARCHELON is receiving the help of thousands of volunteers to protect the sea turtle. Every summer, from 1983 until today, 500 people from around the world, are taking part in projects of ARCHELON in order to protect the sea turtles during their nesting season (May to October). The sea turtles of Zakynthos, Peloponnese, Crete and the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre every year receive the care of young and older people who, with a great deal of excitement, provide their knowledge and their work for this purpose.

First hatchlings to reach the sea at Zakynthos, 2012
Published: 24/07/2012
Hatching season has begun once more, with Sekania beach being the first to begin. On the night of July 17th 2012, one baby turtle begun its dangerous life journey, following the light of the stars and leaving its traces on the sand as a pleasant surprise for the morning observers of the beach, the ARCHELON morning survey team, working in collaboration with the Management Agent of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.