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PRESS RELEASE From the Forest Directorate of Chania

PRESS RELEASE From the Forest Directorate of Chania: We would like to remind to visitors who are planning to cross Samaria Gorge that they should  be particularly careful, especially at points where there are warning signs for stone falls. They should always follow the instructions provided by the park rangers and carry the necessary equipment for their personal safety (appropriate clothing and footwear, sun protection means, any medication that will probably be needed in the gorge, and whatever they find suitable for their own safety). Tourist offices visiting the National Park should inform their customers about the actual conditions inside the gorge as well as for the conditions of fitness required for the crossing of the central path. Finally, it should be noted that the visit to the National Park is the sole responsibility of the visitor.

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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.