Information provided by the National Park guide
When visiting the Nature Protection Areas be aware of the following restrictions
- No access to the nesting beaches from sunset to sunrise (approximately 7pm to 7am)
- Use of umbrellas is only allowed within a 3-5 meter distance from the water.
- Digging sand where turtle nests are located is strictly prohibited.
- Keeping a safe distance from the nesting cones at all times is required.
- All wheeled vehicles are prohibited to enter the restricted areas.
- Horses and dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
- Using light sources at night time is prohibited.
When visiting protected beaches
- Do not leave rubbish behind.
- Do not throw rubbish and plastic bags in the sea as they are often the source of suffocation for the sea turtles who mistake plastic bags for jellyfish.
- Do not use torches or light fires on the beach.
- Do not remove sea shells and starfish from their environment.
- If you come across any type of violation towards the protected areas please report it to the National Marine Park authorities immediately.
When visiting forests/islets and natural resorts
- Do not smoke or light fires
- Take all your rubbish with you
- Do not pick flowers
- Report any fire by calling 199 emergency number
- Keep pets on a lead
If you come across marine species in the sea
- Decrease your boat speed and keep a safe distance (100 m) from dolphins and seals.
- Do not attempt to approach or follow the animals.
- Allow the animal enough time to make its way and depart immediately if you notice signs of disturbance
- If you see a sea turtle keep a distance of 15 meters and do not observe it for more than 10 minutes.
- Do not attempt to follow, touch or swim with the turtle.
- Boat speed should not exceed 2 knots during observation time. Boats waiting to observe turtle should maintain at least a 45 meter distance.