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Samaria Gorge closed to visitors on Sept 29, due to weather

The Natural Environment and Climate Change Organization has decided to close the Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete on Friday, September 29, 2023 after taking into account the meteorological forecast for rainfalls in the Gorge and the wider area. The decision has been reportedly taken for the safety of …

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Earthquake: Tourist with serious leg injuries in Samaria gorge taken to hospital

The 45-year-old Spanish tourist, who suffered serious leg injuries during a hike in Samaria Gorge after the earthquake in Chania, was rescued and transferred to the local hospital. The man was injured when parts of a rock fell on him following the earthquake that stroke with 4.9 Richter on Sunday …

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Samaria Gorge opens for visitors in May

The Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will be ready to welcome visitors in May as the maintenance and restoration works of its main path have started, local authorities said on Tuesday. The work is being implemented by the Management Unit of Samaria National Park and Protected Areas of …

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Body of missing German mountain climber found on Crete

The body of a missing German mountain climber was recovered from the Vorizia gorge on the island of Crete on Thursday, The 53-year-old man pn vacations on Crete went missing on September 2 Firefighters and police were alerted on Thursday after a body, believed to be that of the missing …

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Electronic ticket now available for visitors of Samaria Gorge

Visitors to Samaria Gorge, one of Crete’s top natural attractions, located in the region of Hania, will now be able to purchase their ticket electronically via the website tickets-samaria.necca.gov.gr, or pay for admission by card at the gorge’s entrance points. Apart from making it easier for visitors to plan ahead, …

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Samaria Gorge opens again to visitors on June 12

The Forest Directorate of Chania announced on Friday that the Samaria Gorge will be open again for visitors from 7 o’ clock in the morning on Saturday, June 12 throughout the main route Xyloskalo-Aghia Roumeli. The crossing of the Gorge will follow the health protocols that have been decided and …

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Hikers tragedy: Singapore couple, Greek instructor die in Xylokastro gorge

A couple from Singapore and a Greek 40-year-old instructor assistant found a tragic death in Agios Loukas gorge in Xylokastro on Saturday.  Another Greek, the chief instructor was found alive but injured by rescue teams on Sunday. The four hikers attempted to descent the gorge of Agios Loukas on Saturday …

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Samaria Gorge closed on Tue due to upcoming extreme weather

Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will remain closed to public on Tuesday, October 22, 2018. This was the decision by the Forestry Department in Chania as meteorologists forecast extreme weather phenomena due to barometric low “Orestis.” When the weather conditions normalize and no damages have occurred, the Samaria …

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Unique “Fish Fossil” found in Samaria Gorge in Crete (pictures)

Amazing finding in Samaria gorge on the island of Crete: a 20-kilo heavy “stone” in fish shape. Experts from Technical University will examine the unique discovery. Is it the fossil of a pre-historic fish or just a game of nature and erosion? The “fish fossil” would be another confirmation that …

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Twelve Cretan Santas in Kavousi Canyon (great pictures)

Twelve Santas climbed down the canyon of Kavousi on the island of Crete and sent us their wishes together with great pictures.    My favorite Santa… The Pancretan Group of Canyons Crossing & Exploration (P.O.E.F.- www.canyon.gr) organized the event on Sunday, December 18th 2016. Twelve members of the group dressed …

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