Recording & monitoring of habitats types & flora species of Directive 92/43/EEC & other protected species

  • Monitoring of 15 habitat types & 34 flora species
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Contracting Authority: SamariaNational Park Management Body
  • Contractor: Collaboration of “ΟΙΚΟΜ ΕΠΕ” & Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh)
  • Contract value: 305,000€
  • Funding: Operational Programme «Environment & Sustainable Development», NSRF 2007-2013, co-financed by ERDF and national resources.
  • Aim: The monitoring of the habitat types and plant species of Community interest takes place in response to the country’s obligations under Directive 92/43/EEC.
  • Implementation area:
    • 2. SCI: LEFKA ORI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI, with code no GR4340008
  • Implementation stage:
    • Completion of Phase I: Preparatory work
    • Implementation of Phase II: Field Work
    • List of habitat types to be monitored
    • Code/Description
      • 3170*: Mediterranean temporary ponds
      • 3290: Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion
      • 4090: Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse
      • 5210: Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp.
      • 5310: Laurus nobilis thickets
      • 5420: Sarcopoterium spinosum phryganas
      • 5430: Endemic phryganas of the Euphorbio-Verbascion
      • 6220*: Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea
      • 8140: Eastern Mediterranean screes
      • 8210: Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation
      • 9290: Cupressus forests (Acero-Cupression)
      • 92C0: Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis)
      • 92D0: Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae)
      • 934A: Greek Quercus coccifera woodland
      • 9540: Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines (Pinus halepensis)
    • List of plant species to be monitored
      • Scientific name
      • Alyssum fragillimum (Bald.) Rech. f.
      • Anchusa cespitosa Lam.
      • Anthemis samariensis Turland
      • Arum purpureospathum P.C. Boyce
      • Brachypodium sylvaticum (Huds.) P. Beauv. subsp. creticum H. Scholz & Greuter
      • Bupleurum kakiskalae Greuter
      • Centaurea lancifolia Spreng.
      • Centranthus sieberi Heldr.
      • Cephalanthera cucullata Boiss. & Heldr.
      • Chaerophyllum creticum Boiss. & Heldr.
      • Clematis elisabethae-carolae Greuter
      • Cuscuta atrans Feinbrun
      • Cyanus baldaccii (Bald.) Holub
      • Cynoglossum sphacioticum Boiss. & Heldr.
      • Dianthus juniperinus Smith subsp. juniperinus
      • Dianthus juniperinus Smith. subsp. heldreichii Greuter
      • Dianthus sphacioticus Boiss. & Heldr.
      • Euphorbia rechingeri Greuter
      • Euphorbia sultan-hassei Strid, Bentzer, Bothmer, Engstrand & M.A.Gust
      • Festuca polita (Halacsy) Tzvelev subsp. cretica (Markgr.-Dann.) Foggi & H. Scholz
      • Helichrysum heldreichii Boiss.
      • Hieracium schmidtii Tausch subsp. creticum (Zahn) Greuter
      • Himantoglossum jankae Somlyay, Kreutz & Óvári
      • Hypericum aciferum (Greuter) N.K.B. Robson
      • Myosotis solange Greuter & Zaffran
      • Nepeta sphaciotica P.H. Davis
      • Onobrychis sphaciotica Greuter
      • Origanum dictamnus L.
      • Ranunculus radinotrichus Greuter & Strid
      • Scilla depressa (Speta) Valdés
      • Scilla minima (Speta) Valdés
      • Sideritis syriaca L. subsp. syriaca
      • Thlaspi zaffranii (F.K. Meyer) Greuter & Burdet
      • Zelkova abelicea (Lam.) Boiss.
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Announcement for the issuance of an e-ticket

We would like to remind visitors that, if you wish, you can now issue the entrance ticket to the Samaria Gorge on-line, for the specific date that you are interested in, from the website: https://samaria-tickets.necca.gov.gr/checkout There, you can also find information on the different ticket categories/ exemptions, the route, the access, and safety within the National Park. Alternatively, you can issue your ticket upon arrival there. Thank you.