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Erno
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Samaria Gorge will remain closed until further notice

by Erno » 19 May 2017, 19:36

Samaria Gorge will remain closed until further notice - 19 May, 2017

Bad weather caused damage - No announcement on when to open

According to the Forestry Directorate of the prefecture of Chania, the Samaria Gorge will remain closed, as this week's bad weather has caused considerable damage, resulting in a problem to cross the gorge.

So the Samaria National Park will remain closed.

According to the announcement, everybody is doing their best for cleaning the gorge, so that the Park can be visited again as soon as possible.

From: http://flashnews.gr/post/312254/kleisto ... s-samarias
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Re: Samaria Gorge will remain closed until further notice

by mike » 20 May 2017, 05:40

One person explained it thus: they go down to check damage, as happened Friday. But this takes 6-7 hours. Then they have to file a report (hand gesture to suggest huge document). Then send it to office in Chania, which by this time is closed. So, the soonest decision is on Saturday, meaning earliest opening is Sunday. On top of this, there are a number of steps/checks in repair process. These could be carried out at same time, but just as likely in sequence, and by different people. The cynical or realistic estimate (depending on point of view) is Monday open at earliest. Of course, Roumeli is losing thousands of € per day, so they have a special interest in a speeded up process.

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Re: Samaria Gorge will remain closed until further notice

by sethuk » 23 May 2017, 12:33

LOCAL
Samaria Gorge Reopens!
May 23, 2017 CretePost.gr Newsroom Comment(0)
As officially announced by the Forest Dept. of Chania, Samaria Gorge will reopen on Wednesday, May 24.

The gorge closed due to rockfall in the main path, during last week’ showers.

Workers removed all rocks and the main path is open again.

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Re: Samaria Gorge will remain closed until further notice

by mike » 26 May 2017, 10:54

And it may or may not be closed again tomorrow (Sat, May 26). It has been an exceptional May as far as the weather is concerned.

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