8 days
Duration
Athens, Poros Island
Location
16+
Age
9 June & 1 September
Dates

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

 

This Eco Volunteering Vacation in Greece has it all: you discover Athens & Poros Island. Work as a volunteer with sea turtles in the sea turtle rescue centre & maintain the historical walking trails of Poros Island.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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 (coastal Athens)
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 adm inistration of food.

• operation of the sea water supply systems.

• carrying and cl eaning 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. Light lunch/ pic – nick included.

Afternoon

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

Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel Anavyssos (coastal Athens)

3

Day 3 - Sea turtle volunteering (B,L)

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 – nick

Afternoon & evening

Free Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel  Anavyssos (coastal Athens)

4

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

Morning

Last morning to Volunteer at the Sea turtle rescue centre . Light lunch/ pic nick

Afternoon & evening

Transportation (by private vehicle & short Ferry boat crossing) to Poros island (2.5 hrs. approx.) Introduction to “Paths of Greece” projects and Poros island.

Accommodation: Cascade Holiday Resort, Askeli Poros Island

5

Day 5 – Poros Island (B,L)

Morning

Volunteer with “Paths of Greece”. Clean, maintain the historical walking trails of sc enic Poros Island! All equipment and tools will be provided by the experts. Light lunch/ pic – nick

Afternoon and evening

Free – optional activities such as sea – kayaking , Greek cooking class and scuba – diving are available upon reque st. Or just swim and relax on one of its beaches. Poros town is nearby 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 with Paths of Greece, helping with cleaning/ maintenance of some of the footpaths of the island. Light lunch/ pic – nick

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: Cascade Holiday Resort, Askeli Poros Island

7

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

Morning

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

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.

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