Glyfada –The Sea Turtle Rescue Centre


The Sea Turtle Rescue Center has been operating since 1994 in Glyfada, Attica, next to the sea. It was founded by ARCHELON with the support of the Municipality of Glyfada and the Ministry of the Environment and is one of the first Sea Turtle Rescue Centers in the Mediterranean and the only one in Greece. Part of its infrastructure is housed in old train wagons provided to ARCHELON by the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE).

Approximately 70 injured or sick sea turtles each year arrive at the Rescue Center, where they undergo treatment and rehabilitation and their return to the sea is organized. The operation and maintenance of the Rescue Center is based on qualified permanent staff, volunteers who are residents of Attica and volunteers from all over the world.

In 2018, 30 sea turtles where released and over 8000 visitors were guided and informed at the Rescue Center.


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Sea turtles at the Rescue Centre



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