Who We Are

Earth, Sea & Sky is an NGO established in Zakynthos, Greece in 1993 by Yannis Vardakastanis. Yannis became a full-time conservationist in 1991 and since then has been steadily working to protect Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtles) and other marine life in and around the island of Zakynthos. Yannis’ efforts are focused on the village region of Gerakas, where he grew up, on the southern tip of the island.

Volunteer With Us!

Volunteers are vital to our program, and assist with everything from the daily maintenance of our centre, to beach front research.

The Gerakas Volunteer project is currently open from April to October; due to extend over the whole year once the Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre is completed.

The Centre

At our Information Centre in Gerakas our passionate staff and dedicated volunteers work closely together to inform around 30,000 visitors and tourists a year about sea turtles and other wildlife, how to protect nests and hatchlings, reminding people they are visiting a protected area, how they can reduce their impact on the habitat and asking them to respect the laws of the Marine Park.