8 days
Duration
Athens, Poros Island
Location
16+
Age
9 June & 22 September
Dates

Make a real difference on this small-group volunteering vacation with 8-day duration!   

Highlights

  • Volunteer at a Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and help the injured sea turtles
  • Hiking & volunteering on walking paths of a scenic Greek island: Poros
  • Visit the Athens’ 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! This Eco Volunteering Vacation in Greece has it all: Explore Athens and the oh-so charming 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.

This holiday is available for everyone >15 yrs, with a wish to make a positive difference.

View or download tour program pdf of the: “Eco Volunteering Vacation in Greece 2018”

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In collaboration with: BeyondAthens

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Athens, Greece
TOUR DURATION 8-days
PRICE €895 based on double room occupancy

€1.095 based on single room occupancy

Includes
  • All land transfers including transfers from/ to Athens airport to/from your hotel on arrival and departure & drive to and from Poros Island
  • English-speaking (other languages available upon request) local tour leader services
  • 4 overnight stays on the Athens Riviera – Alexander Beach Hotel 
  • 3 overnight stays on scenic Poros Island – Cascade Holiday Resort
  • All activities as described in the program, admissions to Athens sites
  • Ferry boat tickets for short crossing to Poros Island
  • All breakfasts and lunches/ pic-nick 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
    • 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.

 

 

Day-to-day program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

1

Day 1 - Arrival -meet fellow travellers & welcome dinner (D)

Transfer to your hotel in the scenic “Athens Riviera” on the stunning coast south of Athens. Meet your fellow travellers later that day and have a welcome dinner! Briefing on program for next days.
Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel, Anavyssos
2

Day 2 - Sea turtle volunteering & Athens visit (B,L)

Morning

Transfer to the Sea turtle Rescue centre. Introduction to the Mediterranean 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.

• other duties such as basic maintenance activities as well as cleaning of surroundings and living quarters.

Lunch/ pic – nick.

Afternoon

Athens walking tour including visit to the Acropolis with all its magnificent monuments (Parthenon Temple, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Poseidon Erechteum), visit Acropolis Museum and the Plaka district and marvel at the highlights of Athens.

Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel, Anavyssos

3

Day 3 - Sea turtle volunteering (B,L)

Morning

Volunteer at the Sea turtle rescue centre and care for the sea turtles. The turtles are kept in basins until they are fully recovered from their injuries or illnesses. This may take years and this is why funds and volunteers are dearly needed here. Most of the turtles are wounded from either boat collisions, attacks by fishermen, entanglement in nets or swallowing of hooks, plastic and so on. Most are loggerhead turtles.

Light lunch/ pic – nick after the job is done

Afternoon & evening

You will be transferred back to your lovely beach hotel. There is time to sun bath on the beach or swim in the pool or emerald green Mediterranean Sea. Dine in your hotel or one of the quaint nearby taverns.

Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel,  Anavyssos

4

Day 4 - Sea turtle volunteering & transfer to Poro s Island (B,L)

Morning

Last morning to volunteer at the Sea turtle rescue centre .

Followed by a lunch/ pic nick lunch.

Afternoon & evening

Transportation by private vehicle to charming Poros island. This drive will take around 2.5 hours. The last stretch of our journey encompasses a very short ferry boat crossing. Upon arrival you get an introduction to the project by “Paths of Greece” and Poros island.

Accommodation: Cascade Holiday Resort, Askeli – Poros Island

5

Day 5 – Poros Island (B,L)

Morning

Volunteer with the experts of “Paths of Greece” that are upgrading the historical walking trails of Poros. Help clean and maintain the paths of quaint Poros Island. All equipment and tools will be provided by the experts.

Followed by a lunch/ pic – nick lunch.

Afternoon and evening

You get time to spend on your own. Swim & relax on dreamy beaches or engage in more activities: take a Greek cooking class, go sea-kayak or scuba – dive. Poros town is not far away and here you buy souvenirs, shop , dine and stroll through its postcard perfect alleys.

Accommodation: Cascade Holiday Resort, Askeli -Poros Island

6

Day 6 – Poros Island (B,L)

Morning

The group will volunteer once more with “Paths of Greece in order to maintain the local walking trail network.

Afterwards eat lunch/ pic – nick lunch.

Afternoon

More eco-action! It’s beach clean-up day. Go clean one of Poros’ main beaches. For this action the local community will also be involved and through this small initiative we aim to re – establish the beach to a decent condition, raise awareness and make a bold statement to claim the rights of the public to free and well – maintained beaches.

Accommodation: Cascade Holiday Resort, Askeli – Poros Island

7

Day 7 - Poros Island & back to coastal Athens (B,L)

Morning

A last morning to volunteer with “Paths of Greece”, helping with cleaning and maintenance of the old footpaths of the island.

Light lunch/ pic nick lunch.

Afternoon

Transportation back to coastal Athens.

Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel,  Anavyssos (coastal Athens)

8

Day 8 - Departure (B)

Say goodbye to your friends. Transfer back to Athens airport.

Sea turtle volunteering
loggerhead sea turtle Greece
Acropolis Athens
Poros Island sunset
Eco volunteers
Hiking Greece
Poros
Diving in Greece
Poros sunset

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