Peloponnese turtle conservation holiday, Greece

“Become part of a team of volunteers helping to protect sea turtles along the south coast of the Peloponnese, with afternoons off to enjoy the beautiful beaches and authentic Greek culture.”

Highlights

Morning surveys | nest shading/protecting | public awareness work | running info kiosk | beach cleans | beach patrols | nearby watersports centre | Gythio | Greek meals included (including veggie and vegan options) |

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31 Jul 2022
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Responsible tourism

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Environment
This trip is all about sea turtle conservation! It proves that tourism can be a significantly important tool for conservation, by respecting wildlife and biodiversity in every possible way! Specifically:
* You will become a conservationist yourself when participating in this project!
* Included in your travel package is a donation to the sea turtle protection society of Greece. Both when you visit the Sea Turtle Rescue Center and when you later volunteer on the beaches!* Wildlife species are not harvested, consumed, displayed, sold, or traded.
* No captive wildlife is held – no healthy turtles at least UNLESS the sea turtles are injured or sick (in case of the Sea Turtle Rescue Center)
* The trip supports and contributes to biodiversity conservation, including natural protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value.
* Interactions with wildlife, considering cumulative impacts, do not produce adverse effects on the viability and behaviour of populations in the wild. Any disturbance of natural ecosystems is minimized. No turtle swimming or turtle petting
* Information about and interpretation of the natural surroundings is provided to tourists in the area, as well as explaining appropriate behaviour while on the beaches where turtles nest. When you volunteer for the sea turtle protection society YOU will be the one raising public awareness on these issues!
* For most of this holiday you stay in 1 spot: the coastline of the South Peloponnese
* The necessary transfers are group transfers, in a minivan.
* When volunteering you will mostly just walk. Because the long stretch of beach is right in front of the accommodation!
* For optional excursions possibility to use the public transportation (bus) or rent a bike.
* The food is mainly locally sourced, seasonal and fresh. Olive oil (produced on the premises) is used in the food too. Plenty of vegan, vegetarian options available.
* Lodging is in a camping with a “back to nature” concept - with minimal electricity and power use.
* Guides are local, thus reducing his/her need to travel.
*For most of this holiday you stay in 1 spot: the coastline of the South Peloponnese. The necessary transfers are group transfers, in a minivan. When volunteering you will mostly just walk. Because the long stretch of beach is right in front of the accommodation! For optional excursions possibility to use the public transportation (bus) or rent a bike.
*The food is mainly locally sourced, seasonal and fresh. Olive oil (produced on the premises) is used in the food too. Plenty of vegan, vegetarian options available.
*Lodging is in a camping with a “back to nature” concept - with minimal electricity and power use.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

One of our core values is to celebrate a Diversity of Place & Culture whilst delivering you rich and authentic experiences at an affordable price. It is done because we are 100% local. Expect authentic experiences such as local traditional cuisine and local traditional architecture in an area untouched by mass tourism! * so the operator of this tour is a small, local independent tour operator business
You support the community in the following ways:
* Information about and interpretation of the local culture, and cultural heritage is provided to travellers by locals
* Your tour leader is local, offering local knowledge and expertise
* Local services and goods are purchased and offered, following fair-trade principles.
* Supporting local small entrepreneurs to develop and sell sustainable products that are based on the area’s nature, history and culture (including food and beverages, crafts, performance arts, agricultural products, etc.). The owners of the camping produce and sell their own top olive oil on the premises.
* Purchasing policies favour locally appropriate and ecologically sustainable products, including building materials, capital goods, food, beverages and consumables.
* The camping in the countryside is family-owned. This is also where the research centre of the charity is located during the Summer months. The setting of the campsite is basically an olive grove.

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Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019 by

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Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was doing night patrol, really trying to look for turtles and potentially help them in the water, along with educating people about how they can help keep the turtles protected and safe. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2018 by

I really enjoyed it....Seeing the turtle hatchlings make their way to the sea. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2018 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was rescuing some hatchling turtles, which had been confused by the lights of the adjacent campsite...Two hours after the "turtle emergency" was declared, all but a handful of the escapees had successfully flapped their way to the water Read full review

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