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From € 895
Greece Eco Volunteering Vacation

Highlights

  • Volunteer at a Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and make a difference by helping these seriously endangered creatures
  • Hiking & volunteering (cleaning, maintenance) on walking paths on a stunning Greek island
  • Visit the Acropolis and other major attractions and have fun with your mates
  • Experience Greek culture & gastronomy in beautiful Greece
  • Connect with nature, local communities & like-minded volunteers

Volunteer in breathtaking Greece! Explore Athens and the Greek Island of Poros while you volunteer with sea turtles, clean beaches and maintain the historical walking trails with your peers. The holiday with 8-day duration starts and ends in Athens. 2018: 9 June.

This holiday is available for everyone >16 yrs. Looking for more volunteering opportunities - for instance with longer duration? Drop us an email and we get back to you with suggestions ASAP

In collaboration with: BeyondAthens

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  • Day-to-day program (CLICK HERE)

    Day 1

    Arrive at Athens airport. Transfer to your hotel in the scenic "Athens Riviera" on the stunning coast south of Athens. Welcome dinner.

    Accommodation: Hotel Sea View, Glyfada

    Day 2

    Sea turtle volunteering!

    Morning
    Intoduction to the Mediterannean and Greek marine life and to the sea turtles and Archelon organization
    Volunteering at the only Sea turtle rescue centre in Greece, located in the Southern suburbs of Athens (Glyfada). Operated by the NGO Archelon.
    Activities may include:
    • preparation and administration of food,
    • operation of the sea water supply systems,
    • carrying and cleaning the animals, as well as cleaning the facilities and equipment.
    • Public Awareness like the running of exhibition area and providing information to visitors.
    • Other duties such as basic maintenance activities as well as cleaning of surroundings and living quarters.
    The Sea Turtle Rescue Centre is within walkable distance from your hotel. After the volunteering, you get some time to unwind in your hotel or to relax at a nearby beach.

    Light lunch/ pic nic

    Afternoon
    Athens walking tour including visit to Acropolis with all of its magnificent monuments (Partenon Temple, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Erechteum), visit Acropolis Museum and the Plaka district (all admissions included).

    Accommodation: Hotel Sea View, Glyfada

    Day 3

    Morning
    Volunteer at the only Sea turtle rescue centre in Greece, located in the Southern suburbs of Athens (Glyfada). Operated by the NGO Archelon.

    Light lunch/ pic-nic

    Afternoon & evening
    Free

    Accommodation: Hotel Sea View, Glyfada

    Day 4

    Morning
    Volunteer at the only Sea turtle rescue centre in Greece, located in the Southern suburbs of Athens (Glyfada). Operated by the NGO Archelon.

    Light lunch/ pic nic

    Afternoon & evening
    Transfer by private vehicle to Poros island (2,5 hrs. approx.) followed by short ferry boat crossing. Arrive at charming Poros Island!
    Introduction to "Paths of Greece" projects and Poros island.

    Accommodation: Odyssey Apartments, Poros island or similar

    Day 5

    Morning
    Volunteer with "Paths of Greece". Clean, maintain the historical walking trails of scenic Poros Island. All equipment and tools will be provided by the experts.

    Light lunch/ pic-nic

    Afternoon and evening
    Free (optional activities such as sea-kayaking and scuba-diving are available upon request!) Or just swim and relax on one of its beaches. Poros town is nearby and here you buy souvenirs, shop and stroll through its postcard perfect alleys.

    Accommodation: Odyssey Apartments, Poros island or similar

    Day 6

    Morning
    The group will volunteer with Paths of Greece, helping with cleaning/ maintenance of some of the footpaths of the island.
    Light lunch/ pic nic

    Afternoon
    The participants will engage in the cleaning of one of Poros’ main beaches. For this action the local community will also be involved and through this small initiative we will aim to re-establish the beach to a decent condition, raise awareness in the local community, municipality etc., and make a bold statement to claim the rights of the public to free and well-maintained beaches.

    Accommodation: Odyssey Apartments, Poros island or similar

    Day 7

    Morning
    The group will volunteer with Paths of Greece, helping with cleaning/ maintenance of some of the footpaths of the island.
    Light lunch/ pic nic

    Afternoon
    Short Ferry crossing followed by private transfer to Glyfada, Sout of Athens.

    Back to your hotel at the coast.

    Accommodation: Hotel Sea View, Glyfada

    Day 8

    Departure. Get your transfer to Athens airport

  • Pricing (CLICK HERE)

    Price p.p. €895 based on double room occupancy

    Single supplement: €200

    Includes:

    • All land transfers including transfers from/ to Athens airport to/from Hotel Sea View, Glyfada on arrival and departure & drive to and from Poros Island (fuel, driver, all road tolls, all taxes)
    • English-speaking (other languages available upon request) local tour leader services
    • B&B accommodation in hotel in Glyfada area (South coast Athens)
    • B&B accommodation in family owned apartment hotel in Poros island
    • All activities (included necessary gear and equipment) as described in the program
    • Ferry boat tickets for short crossing to Poros.
    • Light lunches/ pic-nic lunches
    • Welcome dinner on day 1
    • One farewell gift/ memorabilia
    • General liability insurance
    • All applicable taxes and VAT
    Excludes:

    Fee of 30 Euro p.p. for Archelon to cover volunteering at Sea Turtle Rescue Centre:

    • Administration and training costs
    • Fee of an ARCHELON leader who will be in charge of the group
    • An exclusive Volunteer t-shirt and being supporters of ARCHELON for one year (annual subscription)

    International flights

    Travel insurance

    Drinks & Dinners (apart from welcome dinner at day 1)-dinners available for <10 EURO p.p.

  • More information (CLICK HERE)

    The weather from mid-June until late August is usually hot with sunshine. Until early June and from early September the weather is cooler with a possibility of rain.

    Make sure you bring along following:

    · Durable and casual clothing for fieldwork (e.g. overalls and sweatshirts, shorts)

    · Swimming suit, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, rucksack

    · Comfortable and cool clothes and shoes (especially in June, July, August)

    · Waterproof and warm clothes and shoes, especially in spring and autumn

    · Optionally camera, music, electronic equipment etc.

    A first aid kit is available but you should bring with you any medicine you take or you may need, such as allergy medications.

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