8 days
Athens, Poros Island

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


  • 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! Steer away from those standard travel spots and choose something different this Summer! 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.

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In collaboration with: BeyondAthens

PRICE €895 based on double room occupancy

€1.095 based on single room occupancy

  • All land transfers including transfers from/ to Athens airport to/from your hotel on arrival and departure & drive to/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
  • 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)


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 travelers later that day and have a welcome dinner! Briefing on program for next days.

Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel, Anavyssos

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


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.


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

Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel, Anavyssos


Day 3 - Sea turtle volunteering (B,L)


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 bathe 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


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


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


Day 5 – Poros Island (B,L)


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


Day 6 – Poros Island (B,L)


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.


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


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


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.


Transportation back to coastal Athens.

Accommodation: Alexander Beach Hotel,  Anavyssos (coastal Athens)


Day 8 - Departure (B)

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

Sea turtle volunteering
Sea turtle in Rescue centre
Poros Island sunset
Diving in Greece
Hiking in the Paths of Poros Island
loggerhead sea turtle Greece
Eco volunteers
Group viewing Sunset in Poros island

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