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Samaria Gorge Opens For Visitors

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#1 yannis_s


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:14 AM

Samaria Gorge in Crete opened for visitors at its southern entrance at Agia Roumeli for the first two kilometres of its length (lazy way). The Chania Forests Department said that walks along the entire length of the Gorge would be possible from next Wednesday, April 29.

It also warned guides and tourist agencies organising tours of the gorge to alert visitors about the precautions necessary in order to make the journey through the Samaria Gorge as safe as possible.

"Visitors must comply with the notices placed along the length of the path, be in good health and physical condition for this kind of activity, wear appropriate clothing and shoes, carry a mountaineering stick and know the spots along the path where there is a higher risk of falling rocks," forest department officials stressed, warning that the climb down required strong knees and a good level of fitness.
Yannis Samatas