Back to the Roots of Cretan Tradition

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October has reached the gorge of Samaria.


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.

Road trip.

On our way from Chania to Sfakia. This was on the day before Easter. We were going to Agia Roumeli to celebrate there. When we started out in Chania the weather was perfect , with a hint of two small clouds stuck to the mountains. As we reached the plateau of Askifou the picture was completely different. Here the fog and rainy clouds were revealed! There is always the chance of having comlete oposite weather conditions on the two sides of the island due the mountain chain!