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The nesting sea turtles in south Peloponnese


ARCHELON's activities in south Peloponnese were successfully completed by the volunteers / researchers who participated last summer. A significant number of nests of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) was recorded on the beaches of Messinia Romanos and Zaga Memi, and on the beaches of Lakonikos bay. See more…

The challenge of the nesting sea turtles on Crete


A big thank you to the field leaders and the volunteers of ARCHELON who brought the projects in Crete to completion, as well as to all those who helped by implementing the measures for the protection of the nesting loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). However, new challenges were added to these from previous years. See more...

The National Action Plan for the Loggerhead sea turtle


Among the first 8 National Action Plans for endangered species approved by the Ministry of Environment and Energy in 2021 is the one for the Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). See more…

NEW DEADLINE for Field Leader Applications: 07/02/2022


More than 30 Field Leaders help us run the projects for the monitoring and conservation of sea turtle nests in Zakynthos, the Peloponnese and Crete. Read more…


Our Accounts for 2020

Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, the core activities of ARCHELON were successfully completed. Travel restrictions and the need to comply with the measures against the spread of COVID19, had as a consequence the cancellation of thousands of educational visits / tours to the Rescue Center in Glyfada and the cancellation of participation for about 80% of volunteers from abroad in all projects.

At the ARCHELON Rescue Centre, we took care of 52 sea turtles, most of them loggerheads and a few green turtles. Fortunately the Centre managed to operate throughout the year, receiving injured or sick sea turtles.

This was the year of the loggerhead nesting! We recorded 7.600 nests on 73.8 km of nesting beaches that were surveyed daily in Zakynthos, Kyparissia bay, Crete and southern Peloponnese. Monitoring and protection of loggerhead nesting started with small teams of researchers/volunteers, which were later enforced with more people.


ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece