Shore Excursion Details

Go Green-The Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Go Green-The Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

DETAILS

  • 81/2
    hrs Estimate Duration

Watch injured and ill sea turtles being rehabilitated at Archelon, an organization that monitors, rescues and cares for sea turtles and their habitats. Many of the sea turtles at the facility are loggerheads, the most common turtle species in the Mediterranean. Even so, their numbers are dwindling because their nesting beaches are being lost and the turtles are accidently being caught in fishing nets. As you tour Archelon’s sea turtle rehabilitation center, you can expect to see injured turtles being treated in hopes of releasing them back into the wild one day. The organization also aims to educate the public to better understand the region’s marine biodiversity, the impact of pollution on all wildlife and the importance of sustainable practices. You might also learn how satellites are used to track loggerhead turtles as they migrate to and from their nesting sites in the Mediterranean.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Visit a marine rehabilitation center that cares for injured and sick sea turtles.
• See how turtles such as loggerheads are treated so they can be released back into the wild.
• Gain insight into the value of sustainable practices and how pollution impacts sea turtles.


HELPFUL HINTS
• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hours of easy to moderate walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is not recommended to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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