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Hellenic Wildlife Hospital (EKPAZ)

Hellenic Wildlife Hospital (EKPAZ)

Aegina is the proud home of the Hellenic Wildlife Hospital (EKPAZ) located just outside the mountain village of Paxia Rachi. It’s the oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center in Southern Europe and treats upwards to 4500 animals every year.

Most of the animals here are victims of illegal hunting and sadly, many are unable to ever be released back into the wild. Several rare and endangered birds are treated here such as Herons, Pelicans, Eleanora Falcons, White and Black Storks as well as Spotted and Imperial Eagles and various types of buzzards.

EKPAZ is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that depends heavily on donations and volunteers. An interesting way to contribute is through the center’s adoption program. Individuals or organizations can adopt an animal and receive updates and pictures on its progress as well as the memorable opportunity to be present for its release into the wild, all in return for financially supporting its individual care.

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The center is open to the public from 11am-3pm and the staff, who are all volunteers, are available to give you a tour. There is also a gift shop including souvenirs with all the proceeds going towards operational costs and provides the perfect opportunity for those wanting to take something from Aegina while at the same time giving something back.

 

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Contact Details:

Metohi, Aegina 180 10, Greece

6979914851

ekpaz@ekpaz.gr

www.ekpaz.gr

Entrance Fees:
  • €2 per person for groups
  • €1 per person for individuals/families
Opening Hours - Winter
  • 11:00-15:00
Opening Hours - Summer
  • 11:00-15:00

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