Visits to the National park are allowed from May 1 to October 31.There are daily buses starting from Chania to the head of the gorge, called Xyloskalo.Due to bad weather, there is case the Gorge to be closed some days. So the visitor, before visit the Gorge must communicate with Xyloskalo at 28210-67179.
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.