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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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Press Release Friday 20-05-2022

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.