inside/out tour company has developed an exclusive small group experience for its clients by special arrangement with the local sea turtle rescue organization on Zakynthos.  This opportunity for sea turtle conservation and adventure on Zakynthos is a unique privilege only available to travelers with inside/out. Volunteer opportunities here are typically limited to longer-term individual placements.

Your project work will focus on assisting in the construction of a new sea turtle rehabilitation center on the island, monitoring sea turtle nesting activity and a beach clean up. You may have the opportunity to assist technical volunteers with hands on sea turtle assistance, but our project will surround protection, education and work on rehabilitation facilities. The Mediterranean Loggerhead Sea Turtle is an endangered species with its primary nesting grounds on the beaches of Gerakas, adjacent to where you will live, work and play during your adventure.  We will stay in small local eco-village accommodations, family-owned and operated. Food is locally grown and organic.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Athens, Greece
INCLUDED Accommodations – Private single room
All Local Transportation during program
Meals – Breakfasts and lunches
Private Guide
Permits
Volunteer opportunity logistics and supplies
NOT INCLUDED Transportation to Athens
Passport & Visa Fees
Travel/Medical Insurance
Vaccinations
Personal Equipment

Adventure activities include a trek up Mt. Skopos, snorkeling and a 2-day catamaran sailing tour of the Ionian Sea where you will have the option of actively learning and participating in the sailing of the vessel or relaxing and enjoying the sea tour. There may be opportunities for you to see and swim with turtles in the wild.

Our work will have a longer lasting impact in sustaining the viability of the species, whose continued reproduction is threatened by tourism and development.  This area is home to the Mediterranean Monk Seal as well, with a population of these seals living in near proximity to our eco lodges.

We will also spend a day at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Athens, touring the facility and volunteering with the sea turtles in rehabilitation there. We’ll have a few extra days in Athens to explore the ancient city.

This trip will be suitable for solo travelers, couples and friends as well as families.  Rooms and lodging can be arranged to accommodate families separately.  Single supplements also available.

A portion of proceeds from the trip will also be earmarked for the projects.

Duration 1-2 weeks
Qualifications No special skills or experience are required
Physicality 6/10
Age All Ages are Welcome

 

Learn more about Inside/Out on their site at www.theinsideandout.com.