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Ovgoro : A modern exploration experience of the Lefka Ori, or White Mountains, in the island of Crete (Greece).

The “Ovgoro”   The “Ovgoro” app provides a modern exploration experience of the Lefka Ori, or White Mountains, in the island of Crete (Greece)   app provides a modern exploration experience of the Lefka Ori, or White Mountains, in the island of Crete (Greece).

“Ovgoro” originates from the Cretan dialect and is used to describe an open space with view.

NO INTERNET IS REQUIRED TO USE THE APP.

The traversing of seven different routes, including the Samaria Gorge, becomes easier and more interesting with the use of your device as a guide. These routes include:

Samaria Gorge
Xyloskalo – Gigilos
Xyloskalo – Kallergi Refuge
Agios Ioannis – Kakos Poros
Agios Ioannis – Kormokopos Cave
Agia Roumeli – Lykos Bay
Anopolis – Loutro

The app is based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and a web of installed beacons.

The beacons have been installed in various points of interest in the town with various themes, such as the history of the region, the natural environment, culture and architecture.

The system is activated when your device approaches one of these beacons.

Once this happens, the app presents rich information for the point of interest which has been matched with the particular beacon.

If you wish, you can follow the hyperlinks within the app for more information.

The goal of the app is to highlight the infrastructure of the city and encourage various visitor groups to gain new experiences.

The evaluation of the supervisory material was conducted with the valuable support of the Management Body of Samaria National Park.

In which ways can I use the app?
-You can explore the area and let the app automatically inform you when you are close to a point of interest.
-Also, you can learn more about the points of interest before you start exploring, by checking out the options in the main menu.

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See the article here and download the application of Ovgoro   The “Ovgoro” app provides a modern exploration experience of the Lefka Ori, or White Mountains, in the island of Crete (Greece)     from App Store.

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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.