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Discover Greece on a marine conservation program that is making progress in the conservation of Greece’s sea turtle populations. Participants will camp on the beach of a quiet fishing town with the chance to access beautiful nature reserves and old-world history. During free time, discover medieval towns, explore the natural wonders and take in the rich culture that makes Greece a favorite for travelers worldwide.
Project Life The work is varied, with all volunteers rotating around the different roles: turtle patrol, camp duty, bamboo harvesting (used to protect the nests) and an environmental education program for the locals and tourists. The days are long, it is hot and you will have to walk long distances (at least 5km) during surveys. Your accommodation will be in tents right next to the beach, providing you with a breathtaking scenic view to wake up to each morning. The campsite will have a number of facilities, including a mini-market, a self-service restaurant and access to a telephone. In between your shifts, you will have plenty of time to soak up the sun on the sandy white beaches or relax with your fellow volunteers back at the campsite. Although the climate will be hot and can get very humid, by living so close to the beach you will be able to cool down with a quick dip in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. Depending on how shifts you are structured, you will also have one day off a week, giving you time to explore the local area and immerse yourself even more into the breathtaking natural beauty, culture and history that Greece has to offer!
|Population||10,955,000 (2015 estimate)|
|Major Airport(s):||Athens International Airport (ATH), Heraklion International Airport (HER), Rhodes Island International Airport (RHO), Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Industry|
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Length of Trip: 2 weeks