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Kefalonia

Unspoilt beaches, crystal-clear waters & rugged green landscapes

Our projects are based in Kefalonia, the largest of the islands in the Ionian Sea just west of Greece. We are currently monitoring and collecting research data on sea turtles in two coastal towns; Argostoli and Lixouri. 

If you want to volunteer a little closer to home, but still want to experience a breath-taking destination, then Kefalonia is the place to visit. This charming island boasts impressive limestone cliffs, rugged green landscapes and long stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches. 

Relatively untouched by tourism, this picture-perfect paradise is the ideal place to explore. You can take a canoe into the 300 year old Melissani Caves, climb the towering Mount Ainos or just relax at one of the many beautiful beaches.

Our programmes start on Sunday (Argostoli) and Tuesday (Lixouri) every week between May and September and you can choose to join us from 2-4 weeks.

Our structured and safe programmes mean volunteering in Greece is ideal for first time and solo travellers. Our pre-departure buddy lists and dedicated Facebook group allow you to talk with everyone going at the same time as well as previous participants. Volunteering is the perfect way to meet like-minded people and allows you to explore Greece as a group.

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 in-country & UK support
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information & support
  • Assistance with all aspects of your trip

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From £450

Greece Sea Turtle Conservation

Volunteer to help with our efforts of conserving critically endangered sea turtles that frequent the sandy beaches of Kefalonia. Gain hands on experience as you contribute to important research, all while meeting new people, having fun and exploring the beautiful island. Working alongside environmental biologists and conservationists, you will play a massive part in securing the future of these fascinating creatures in the Mediterranean.

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Assos

This tiny and secluded village, is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places on the island. The traditional Ionian architecture will leave you feeling like you’ve gone back in time. Colourful houses dot the scenery, breaking up the dominant blues and greens of the landscape.

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Argostoli

The islands Capital, Argostoli, hosts some historical sites and museums, perfect for getting to know the history of the island and its population. It’s also the best place on the island to shop. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, or unique pieces of handmade jewellery, you’ll find it here. Enjoy some of the islands best cuisine at one of the many restaurants on offer.

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Sami Village

Visit the charming coastal town of Sami, the filming location to the 2001 film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The long, tree lined waterfront offers spectacular views across to the island of Ithaca. Surrounded by a dream landscape, tourists visit to enjoy unique swimming and diving experiences, as well as the traditional restaurants and cultural events and festivities.

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Points of interest

Although Kefalonia is fairly small, there are so many places you must see while there! From canoeing into the 300 year old Melissani Caves, taking a photo from the hilltop of Myrtos Beach, to hiking through the expansive national park and climbing the towering Mount Ainos. Don't worry though, there are many places to just sit back and relax as you take in your serene surroundings in the sun.

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