Stopover in Zakynthos (Greece)

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From July 21 to 22

Tara is on its way to discover Zakynthos

On July 21st, Tara will make a short stopover in the Greek Island of Zakynthos. This island is part of the Marine Protected Area managed by the Zakynthos National Marine Park.

Zakynthos National Marine Park is the most important spawning place for loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean, with more than 500 female turtles laying their eggs every summer on the different beaches located in the south of the Greek Island. Zakynthos also is an important tourist destination, which welcomes about 650,000 visitors per year. The Marine Park’s staff thus conceived a management plan that could allow to combine massive tourism with the preservation of this sensitive species.  

Learn more about the loggerhead sea turtles living in the Zakynthos National Reserve Park: