How to support ARCHELON


Small and large donations help ARCHELON maintain the necessary staff, facilities and equipment at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and nesting beaches.


The Sea Turtle Rescue Centre

The Sea Turtle Rescue Centre

Injured sea turtles arrive to the Rescue Centre all year long. Help us remove plastic, fishing nets and hooks from them, treat them and release them safely back to sea. The Centre receives more than 30 injured or sick turtles every year and more than 100 volunteers, local and from all over the world help in their treatment and release. Be their supporter.

The nesting beaches

The nesting beaches

Over 5000 loggerhead nests are recorded on 140km of beaches in Greece every summer. From the thousands of hatchlings emerging from the nests, less than 1/1000 will reach adulthood and will return to the same beaches to nest after 20 years. How will those beaches be then? Help the volunteers get there to record and protect nests and make sure the hatchlings reach the sea safely.




Your symbolic adoption is transformed to action by ARCHELON. We are there on the nesting beaches and record real nests, we tag turtles and help hatchlings reach the sea, since 1983.

Select the beach you prefer, be it Zakynthos, Kyparissiakos bay, Crete or south Peloponnese and adopt a nest, a “mother” turtle or a hatchling.

Or, go for the adoption of a sick and injured turtle from ARCHELON’s Rescue Centre and cover the expenses needed for food and medicine for a month.


Adopt a hatchling

Adopt a hatchling (30€)

Choose a beach between Zakynthos, Kyparissia bay, Crete or south Peloponnese and give it a name. We will send you information from the first steps on the beach by e-mail! We are removing plastic and trash, to help it make a good start in life.

Adopt a “mother” turtle

Adopt a “mother” turtle (50€)

Choose a beach between Zakynthos, Kyparissia bay or Rethymno and we will let you know when and where the turtle was recorded to come out of the sea and nest! We are there to monitor the turtle population and help marine ecosystems stay healthy.

Adopt a loggerhead’s nest

Adopt a loggerhead’s nest (80€)

Choose a beach between Zakynthos, Kyparissia bay or Rethymno and we will let you know when exactly it was made! A nest will give 70-100 hatchlings in two months. Baby turtles will hatch during the night or at dawn and will rush into the sea. Life goes on.

Adopt an injured turtle

Adopt an injured turtle (150€)

It has arrived injured or sick at the Rescue Centre with the help of simple people from all over Greece. There is a good chance to save it and let it continue its life in nature. Cover its treatment costs for one month and we will invite you to a digital tour at the Rescue Centre to see it!

With each adoption you receive a digital package which includes a printable certificate of adoption and a screensaver for your computer. You will also receive ARCHELON’s seasonal newsletter by email.

For more information about the Adoption program contact: (+)30 210 5231342 or email: with the word ADOPTION as a subject.




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Since 1983, hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, inspired by love and respect for the environment, participate in ARCHELON’s research and protection projects in Zakynthos, Peloponnese, Crete and the Rescue Centre in Glyfada, Athens.





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