PRESS RELEASE The President and members of the Board of Administration of Samaria National Park Management Body would like to express their deep regret for the death of the distinguished botanist Dr. Oliver Rackham. O Dr. Rackham was a professor at Cambridge University in the field of botany and historical ecology and for his contribution to scientific research he was awarded the Grand Cross Star of the Order of the British Empire. Dr. Rackham for four decades studied the flora and ecology of the island of Crete, and along with Jennifer Moody was the co-author of the book “The making of the Cretan landscape”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Rackham
May 21st is the European Natura 2000 Network Day. It aims to make European citizens more aware of the natural riches the Natura 2000 network holds, of the conservation work they carry out and of the benefits brought by the protected nature to people and to our planet. In this framework, the Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency and the Management Unit of Samaria National Park and Protected Areas of Western Crete announce that on Saturday 21st of May 2022, the entry to the National Park of Samaria will be without an entrance fee. Visiting hours remain the same.