These are mostly women that come to the island from May till August.

I mean of course tortoise-women πŸ˜€

Each 2-3 years they return to Gerakas Beach at the very headland of Zakynthos to lay their eggs in the sandy nests. From more then a hundred eggs only a few turtles reach their edult life.

For protection the nests are marked with special constructions and information in several languages.

Turtles’ nests protected

Each morning young volunteers from all over the world check the nests and help the weaker turtle-babies reach the sea and sail away.

I filmed for you one of such struggles:


Gerakas beach itself is also very picturesque and silent, especially on early morning. You can enjoy a bit of rest watching the photos on my FB account: