PROJECT AREAS

The Peloponnese - Koroni

 

Koroni and the adjacent Zanga - Memi beach are found at the southwest end of the Messinian Gulf, about 50 km from the city of Kalamata. The 2.7 km long beach, is a prime summer tourist destination that that hosts an average of 46 nests per year. The beach is included in the Natura 2000 site with GR2550010 code, SITENAME “THALASSIA PERIOCHI NOTIAS MESSINIAS”.

ARCHELON's project in the area began in 1995 and today includes the following activities:

  • Recording of reproductive activity with morning observation - estimation of number of hatchlings
  • Protection of nests
  • Collection of data on threats and compliance with protection measures
  • Seasonal Information Station
  • Presentations in tourist units and beach awareness activities.

The volunteers live in an organized campsite in the town of Koroni, famous for its Venetian castle and the golden sandy beaches that surround it. From Koroni, it is worth seeing ancient Olympia, ancient Messina, the town of Pylos and the city of Kalamata, the medieval castle of Methoni, and the birds in the Gialova lagoon.

In 2017 over 5,000 visitors were informed by ARCHELON in Koroni.

 

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