Monk seal & sea caves

Recording and monitoring of the monk seal (Monachus monachus) & habitat type 8330 (Marine caves)

  • Duration: until the end of 2015
  • Contracting Authority: SamariaNational Park Management Body
  • Contractor: “ΟΙΚΟΜ ΕΠΕ” company
  • Contract value: 36,840 €
  • Funding: Operational Programme «Environment & Sustainable Development», NSRF 2007-2013, co-financed by ERDF and national resources.
  • Aim: The monitoring of the habitat types and animal species of Community interest takes place in response to the country’s obligations under Directive 92/43/EEC.
  • Implementation area:
  • The marine area of ​​jurisdiction of the Samaria National Park Management Body (from the exit of Agia Eirini Gorge to the exit of Imbros Gorge), with a total coastline length ~ 51 km.
  • Implementation stage:
  • Completion of Phase I: Preparatory work
  • Implementation of Phase II: Field Work
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The Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency would like to inform you that, taking into account the latest forecasts, the National Park of Samaria will be open again from Saturday 24 September 2022, from both entrances, for the entire length of the route. It is reminded that, as is the case during the operation period of the National Park, if information is received about weather phenomena that may put in danger the visitors and the personnel of the National Park, or in case of occurrence of damages on the main path, the Gorge will be closed immediately and visitors will be asked to exit according to the instructions of the rangers. In case it is considered necessary, there will be an update press release.

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