PMGY volunteer in Greece participants are based in Kefalonia, which is an island in the Ionian Sea west of the mainland. Our project field stations are based on two of the islands most popular towns in Argostoli and Lixouri. Kefalonia is famous for its green mountains, breathtaking beaches and crystal clear waters. Carrying a rich history in cultural tradition, it is the biggest of all of the Ionian Islands. Famous for its sea turtles, cuisine, traditional villages, pristine beaches and vibrant nightlife, the island really does have something for everyone.
The conservation program runs daily from the start to the end of the sea turtle nesting season. As a result, participants volunteer six days per week to help with all the fieldwork activities required. You will have one day free to relax or travel further afield. In your free time, it is worth exploring the beauty of the island and the quaint towns that exist within it. As our volunteers will testify, the wider travel opportunities are extremely important to the whole experience and it is something we certainly recommend. Our local team is able to suggest activities, day trips and transportation but please note this is usually an independent experience outside of the core program.