Back to the Roots of Cretan Tradition

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Snake enlarged Ο όφης… Στο φαράγγι της Ελιγιάς. Look who we found…our friend the snake. Hiking in Eligias Gorge.


Ο όφης… Στο φαράγγι της Ελιγιάς. Look who we found… Hiking in Eligias Gorge.

Πάντα ῥεῖ

Με τα χρόνια, ο ποταμός άλλαξε πορεία. Η γέφυρα αυτή είναι πολύ πολύ παλιά. In time, the river has changed it’s course.This bridge is very very old. “ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ” Αυτοί που μπαίνουν στα ίδια ποτάμια δέχονται συνέχεια άλλα κι άλλα νερά Ever-newer waters flow on those who step […]


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Samaria Experience: The Programme

The Samaria Experience – back to the roots of Cretan traditions

The “Samaria Experience” is a unique programme of activities created and run by a prominent family from the villages of Samaria and Agia Roumeli.

For many years Roussos Viglis has been dreaming of conveying his intimate knowledge and deep love of one of the most remote and wildest places in Europe. Finally the time is ripe and the “Samaria Experience” started running from spring 2014.

In 4 days of activities centered around the village of Agia Roumeli and the gorge of Samaria you will get an understanding of what it was like to live in this beautiful but harsh place: how people lived and how they survived in almost complete isolation, what they ate, how they cooked.

You will also discover the gorge of Samaria as very few see it: away from crowds and through the eyes of people who were born and grew up there.

Our sea...

Καλημέρα Λιβυκό!

Goodmorning Libyan Sea!

The castle of Agia Roumeli

Επήγαμε και στο κάστρο.
Our walk to the Castle.


Το σπίτι των Βίγληδων στη Σάμαρια. Great grandfather’s house Roussos Viglis house in Samaria village.

Bee carrying pollen

Να το το μελισσάκι φοτρωμένο. Συλλέγει νέκταρ από την θρύμπη.
Τhis bee is carrying a lot of orange pollen on her legs. She is collecting nectar from the savory bush.


Ανθισμένη η φραγκοσυκιά στο σπίτι του παππού. Indian fig cactus in bloom at grandfather’s house.