Messina Mare SeaSide Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kalo Nero
... and varied it’s hard to believe it could all be true. We encountered the first point on arrival, ie the complete lack of English spoken by our host. Now in the tourism industry I feel this might be a point of hindrance for any bourgeoning enterprise, but fortunately for us my ‘travel Greek’/charades skills were enough to get us through. On most counts I feel that the reviews were a tad unfair; I mean yes, it ...
... told him 50 Euros and then said she would give it to him for 35. Then Andrew said ‘No, too expensive’ and she dropped it to 30 Euros. Andrew still said it was too expensive and came out to me. So we sent in the master negotiator. I went in (leaving Andrew with the bags this time) and asked to see the room. Then I offered her a price of 25 Euros for the night (it was literally just a room with a small ensuite, nice but not über-chic or anything) and ...
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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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet