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Join a sea turtle walk


Join a sea turtle walk

Join a sea turtle walk in Rethymno and enjoy a lifetime experience.

Rethymno is the city’s  primary beach for swimming and at the same time a nest beach among the most important sites for sea turtle nesting in Greece.

Sea turtles are still considered threatened or endangered, and there are several reasons why. This includes,  besides pollution,  caughts  in fishing nets and human destruction of habitats.

The female Caretta caretta returns to the beach where she was born, to lay eggs, and so the cycle of life continues. The egg laying season is from May to September. The hatchlings emerge from their sandy nest 2 months after being laid.

Volunteer-led beach walks are daytime and give participants the opportunity to see nests or if you are lucky enough to see live Caretta-caretta depositing the eggs or  returning to the water.

Archelon hosts sea turtle walks in small groups and is volunteer-driven for turtle watch and to view nesting loggerhead sea turtles at Rethymno’s sandy beach. 

Rethymno beach sea turtle walk
sea turtle  public excavations

This walk is part of ARCHELON's multi-sectoral environmental awareness program and aims to integrate environmental interpretation as a conservation tool to raise awareness about the nesting beaches, the sand dunes and proper human - sea turtle interactions. These turtles are  part of our coastal ecology and all injured sea turtles should be reported to Archelon volunteers or to port authorities.

For more information and for reservations for turtle walk

City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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  +30 28310 21459
  +30 28310 21459
  21 El. Venizelou Str, 74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

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