not-for-profit NGO founded in 1983 with primary objectives to study and protect sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans, habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles.

ARCHELON is a Partner of the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan and its members of ARCHELON participate in the IUCN/Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG) contributing to the formulation of regional and global strategies for the conservation of sea turtles.
ARCHELON the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.
ARCHELON works closely with state agencies, local authorities, research institutions, other NGOs, fishermen and local inhabitants in order to mitigate and reverse population decline of sea turtles. Priority is given to the elaboration and implementation of integrated management plans in the major sea turtle nesting and foraging areas of Greece