Rules and Regulations Of Samaria National Park

Dates and opening hours

The National Park opens on 1st May until 15th October each year, from 7 am until 4 pm, with entrances at Xyloskalo and Ayia Roumeli.

Guidelines for visitors

Visitors can walk along the length of the main footpath. All those who wish to walk beyond the main footpath require a special licence.




        1.  Destroying or removing Park technical works and materials.
        1.  Cutting trees and bushes, uprooting and collecting plants and seeds.
        1.  Collecting and transporting plant soil and firewood.
        1.  Lighting fires in general and smoking in all areas apart from the recreational areas.
        1.  Camping in any form and staying the night within the Park.
        1.  The free movement of any animals accompanying visitors.
        1.  Displaying and erecting boards and signs.
        1.  Selling food and other items as well as their display or distribution.
        1.  Consumption of alcohol.
        1. Hunting of all animals.
        1. Removal or destruction of all nests, eggs and newborns and the general disturbance or destruction of wildlife.
        1. Swimming in the Park’s rivers and streams.
        1. Annoying other visitors.
        1. Dumping waste in areas other than the waste bins.
        1. Damage to the geological formations and cultural monuments.
        1. Photographing visitors for commercial purposes.
        1. Grazing of animals.
        1. Setting up beehives without a licence from the Forestry Service.



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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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