Messina Mare SeaSide Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kalo Nero
... through Kalamata and miles of olive groves. Some Olympic facts: The winner's wreaths were made from olive branches not laurels. 45,000 spectators sat on banks on sides of stadium. Only the judges had seats. They were referred to as the 'Olympic Fights' not 'Games'. There was only one winner, no losers (except for quitters ...
I keep thinking each day we see something new and amazing that it doesn’t get much better than this, only to discover that there is another incredible experience just around the corner! Our visit to Olympia has to be right up there with the best. We had an exceptional guide, who was just so passionate about her country and its ancient history. She enthralled us with stories of Zeus and his wife Hera and explained that his ...
Closing of camp & reflective thoughts on the season
The season closes at the end of September. There are less than 20 volunteers left at this stage as the work is now at a minimum. At the height of the season we were nearly 40 volunteers at one stage. That seemed very crowded and made cooking quite difficult at times. During nesting and night survey season if you strayed past the kitchen area into the tents you had to ...
Public Awareness – Kiosk & Presentations/Slideshows
As Archelon is a non-profit making non-governmental organization the only funds that it receives are by donations and sponsorships. Part of our volunteer duties meant we had to either sit at Agiannakis Environmental Station or in a wooden kiosk on the beach front in Kalo Nero. At each of these places there would be 2 volunteers who would stay for a 3 hour shift ...
Soon after nesting season was in full swing the night surveys began. Yet again there were teams and beach sectors but the make up of the teams and the sectors were different from Morning Surveys. There were normally 3 people in a Night Survey team – the Tagger, the Restrainer, and the Scribe. The sectors were O North (only part of the O Sector), A South ( the busiest part of the beaches for turtle activity & ...
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