Back to the Roots of Cretan Tradition

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In the shadow of the majestic pinetrees, between high mountains…

pine trees samaria

In the shadow of the majestic pinetrees. Nothing like a guided tour of the Samaria Gorge by a true local. 


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.

Sweet appricot

Γλυκό από την βερυκοκκιά μας!

Desert from our appricot tree!

Το κρητικό χωριό.

Το κρητικό χωριό. Ερήπεια, φως και λόφοι.

A village in Crete. Ruins, light and hills.

Agia Roumeli, old village.

Agia Roumeli, old village.