If you are a nature lover, you’ll love the adorable Caretta-Caretta turtles! This sea turtle species is the only one that finds shelter in Greece.
Caretta-Carretta Sea Turtles
The Caretta-Caretta Turtles, also known as Loggerhead Turtles, are between 1-1.2 meters long and can live up to 65 years. Many beaches in Kefalonia are protected during the Caretta-Caretta reproduction period. This is because the female Caretta-Caretta turtles drag themselves out of the sea at night and bury their eggs in the sand to hatch. After about 60-70 days, the newborn Caretta-Caretta turtles get out of their eggs and drag themselves to their natural environment, the ocean!
If you actually want to see a live breathing adult Caretta-Caretta turtle in Kefalonia you can go at the Koutavos Lagoon in Argostoli. You can locate them near the De Bosset Bridge and alongside the waterfront, where they sometimes follow the fish boats and swim around in search for food. Make sure you take your cameras and take some pictures of this fantastic legendary sea creature!
Stay at this Kefalonia Villa and visit Argostoli in the morning to see the turtles near the fishing boats looking for food. During the hatching season, visit the many beaches where you will see the many hatchlings emerge and gently being laid to sea. You can join many volunteers on the Island to survey the nesting beaches of kefalonia to protect the turtle nests.