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This was once a booming factory.

One of many old factories we find along the river in the gorge of Samaria. We now think a place like this is the closest we can get to nature, but in the old days it was actually a buisy place to be! For example, the gorge was considered a “highway” to get to Chania. There were many small factories that used the strong current of the river. Flour and olive oil for the whole region were produced this way. People would come with loads of wood all the way from south Heraklion to use the saw mills.

Formations in the rock.


An oasis!

10425075_656842347743294_2818590441264236724_nΣτο καταπράσσινο φαράγγι της Ελιγιάς. Όαση δροσιάς!
In the rich greenery of Eligia Gorge. An oasis!


The Samaria Experience has finally started up!
Here are a few pictures of our first insider’s tour of the Samaria Gorge by the local Roussos Viglis.
Hang on because there are more to come!