Rethymno Beach
RETHYMNO BEACH

We appreciate your interest!
The Sea Turtle Beach Walks program will be launched again in Summer 2023.

Book a Sea Turtle Walk! Get a close look at the nesting beach and learn about sea turtles during a 30 min walk with an ARCHELON volunteer.

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.

Walk along a part of the nesting beach of Rethymno, where you will have the opportunity to learn about sea turtles, the threats they face, and our conservation work. You will start your walk by learning some interesting facts about sea turtles and their life cycle / biology. There will be stops along the beach, at specific points where we will share with you information about the fragile ecosystem of sand dunes, and to show you tracks of female sea turtles, hatchlings or sea turtle nests depending on the season. During our walk, you will receive information about the challenges that these incredible protected marine creatures face from human activity and what YOU can do to help them.

THE IMPORTANT BITS

  • You need to reserve your place online.
  • There is no ticket or participation fee.
  • Each group is limited to 8 adults and 8 children.
  • Each child is required to be accompanied by a guardian.
  • The tour is suitable for children over the age of 4 as it requires some walking on the beach (approximately 30 minutes).
  • You will need a hat and some water.
  • The walk is available in English.

MEETING POINT

The Sea Turtle Beach Walk on Rethymno beach starts at 8:00 am, in front of the Life Guards Observatory, a bit further from the Sentido Pearl Beach Hotel. It ends 30 minutes later on the beach in front of the Taverna of Camping Elizabeth.

AVAILABILITY

Reservations are accepted up to 24 hours before the tour start time. In addition, you can make your reservation up to 10 days before the tour.

Currently, the Rethymno beach walk is only available in English. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We are trying to make it available in Greek as soon as possible.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel your reservation, please either follow the cancelation link at the bottom of the confirmation email you received.

CONTACT

Telephone Number: +30 6936828652
Monday-Sunday 07:30-17:00

Email: crete@archelon.gr

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