Kyparissia Bay in the western Peloponnese of Greece is a nesting site for one of the world’s most endangered – and oldest – marine species: the Loggerhead turtle. GVI works in conjunction with ARCHELON’s local project which is focussed on critical conservation efforts to preserve and protect this vital habitat, and will give you the unique opportunity to contribute to – and learn from – the work, the community, and each other.
No other place in the world has such a diversity of landscapes in such a small area. From exotic islands and white beaches to snow-capped mountains, Greece has it all.
Whether you are in Europe on a gap year, a career break, or under 18 and looking to make a difference, volunteer in Greece and help contribute to the conservation of the endangered loggerhead turtles at one of the most important nesting areas in the region.
GVI has been operating volunteer projects all over the world for the past two decades, and our projects in Greece are no different.
We are proud of our approach of establishing long-term and sustainable projects, in which the local community is always consulted first and foremost in order to determine their needs. With the contribution of volunteers, we work together with ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, to achieve these goals.
Travel to the Mediterranean and volunteer with turtles in Greece on ARCHELON’s local project. GVIs role is to support ARCHELON. The project site is a 10 minute walk from the village of Giannitsochori, a small and traditional village and a known beach resort with amazing Greek historical ruins close by. Participants make a difference by conserving endangered loggerhead turtles which nest on the white sand beaches of Giannitsochori. Come help us record nesting activity and protect hatchlings from predators as they make their first journey to the ocean, making a real difference to the conservation of the population.