Sea Turtle Conservation in Greece

Company : GVI
Location : Giannitsochori
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Travel to ancient Greece to work on turtle projects working to conserve the endangered loggerhead turtle nesting area.



  • Become fully immersed in the Greek culture and explore in your free time.
  • Make a lasting impact while seeing turtles lay their eggs and watching the hatchlings head for the sea.
  • Exploring nearby nature reserves and admiring the local architecture.
  • Opportunity to complete online courses endorsed by the University of Richmond in the United States 
  • Gain practical experience needed for a career in conservation


More Information

Based in the beautiful Kyparissia Bay, join a team of dedicated volunteers and interns as we work to conserve turtle populations in Greece.

This project goals work directly towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #14 Life below water and #15 Life on Land.

As a participant on this program. dependent on seasons you could expect to be involved in the following: nesting activity surveys; bamboo harvesting and the building of protective grids; beach clean ups; data input as well as information workshops for locals and tourists on the importance of turtle conservation.

At the start of the season, you are guaranteed to see turtles nesting by the end of the season project work becomes more focused on ensuring the safe passage of the hatchlings to the ocean. 

This program includes an optional Marine Conservation online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.

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Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have spent over 65% of all funds directly on our projects.  It is our mission to support field operations in the long term.  Rather than abandon programs that recruit fewer volunteers we strategically invest from our fully staffed sites to help maintain our presence across the globe. The remaining 35% that is not directly invested in our programs covers the cost of volunteer recruitment, the operations of our head office.

Cost for the program by duration:

  • 2 weeks - £1,795
  • 4 weeks - £2,445
  • 6 weeks - £3,145
  • 8 weeks - £3,845
  • 10 weeks - £4,595
  • 12 weeks - £5,295


  • 18+ 


Start Dates

11 Jun 2022
25 Jun 2022
09 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022
20 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022

10 Jun 2023
24 Jun 2023
08 Jul 2023
22 Jul 2023
05 Aug 2023
19 Aug 2023
02 Sep 2023
16 Sep 2023

Costs / Benefits

2 weeks - £1,945
4 weeks - £2,695
6 weeks - £3,445
8 weeks - £4,245
10 weeks - £5,045
12 weeks - £5,795



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