Local authorities on the island of Crete have decided to prohibit visitors’ access to three gorges during the days for which Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a warning of Very High Risk of Fires, Level 4 and Alert, Level 5.
The decision affects access to Samaria Gorge, Agia Irini Gorge and Imbros Gorge.
The relevant decision was signed by the deputy regional governor of Chania Apostolos Voulgarakis.
According to amna, access to the three gorges on the above mentioned days is allowed to service workers, Civil Protection officials as well as members of Volunteer Groups that have been registered at the General Secretary of Civil Protection.
The Civil Protection issues warning of Risk of Fires when it is necessary.