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Zakynthos’ dive sites in top eight list!

In a recent article about the eight best places to scuba dive in Greece, two dive locations in Zakynthos made the list. Other dive sites on the list included Crete, Santorini and Mykonos. The two Zakynthian dive sites featured were: Marathonisi Marathonisi is described as a must-visit dive destination for …

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Turtle hatchlings thrown in the sea

From news we received late last night it seems that tourists, as well as some boat owners, are not respecting our treasured Caretta Caretta (turtles). This year a number of turtles have chosen to nest outside of the designated marine park area of Laganas Bay and Vasilikos peninsula. Sadly though …

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ARCHELON active in Kalamaki

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, is to hold a “kids day” event at Kalamaki beach. In the continuation of ARCHELON’s education programme, they will be holding two events arranged especially for children.  Starting tomorrow, Sunday, 4th August, 2019 at Kalamaki. The meeting point will be on the …

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Beach cleaning

It is necessary to collect and remove the rubbish from the beaches, to help the sea turtle, Caretta-caretta, lay her eggs and the successful hatching of them. The management authority of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, in collaboration with ‘ARCHELON’, WWF Hellas and the Environmental School of the Ionian …

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Zakynthos’ Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta)

Situated at the south of the island of Zakynthos is the National Maritime Park of Zakynthos. It runs from Laganas all the way across to Gerakas on the most south eastern tip of the island. It also includes the island of Marathonisi (Turtle Island). The park is home to endangered …

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