Care for nature

Information about nature & Caretta Caretta Turtle in Zante Zakynthos Greece

Zakynthos Zante Caretta Caretta Turtle

The National Maritime Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ) was founded by a Presidential Decree in December of 1999 and is the first of its type in Greece, administrated by a Managing Entity, and is an example in terms of the application of management measures for the other protected areas of Greece.

The most important goal of the NMPZ is the protection and preservation of the shores where sea turtles lay their eggs, in the Bay of Laganas. Its specific goals include environmental education and information, sensitizing the public concerning nature activities, safeguarding the natural and cultural landscape and developing tourism activities in accordance with the principle of sustainability.

In the area of the National Maritime Park we meet populations of the Mediterranean seal Monachus monachus, systems of sand dunes, underwater meadows of Posidonia oceanica, and coastal ecosystems with hundreds of types of flora and fauna.