Visitors to the Samaria Gorge can now buy their ticket electronically via the website https://samaria-tickets.necca.gov.gr/checkout
The e-ticket is personal and is only valid on the specific day for which it was issued.
General admission to Samaria Gorge costs 5 euros.
children aged 5 and under, European Union nationals up to the age of 18, senior citizens, wheelchair users and their companions, EU students, unemployed people and researchers.
Changes in the resources system:
Until last year proceeds were handled by the Chania Forestry Department and paid into the Green Fund, which then distributed 30% of the money to the three municipalities bordering the gorge.
Apart from making it easier for visitors to plan ahead, the electronic system also allows proceeds from admission fees to be channeled directly into the Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency (NECCA), which will use those funds for the protection of the site.
Under the new system, NECCA will be responsible for distributing a portion of the proceeds to the local authorities, which will then have to report to the agency about how they use the money to the benefit of the site.
Source and photo credit: www.neoiorizontes.gr
The website also provides useful information about the gorge, e.g. a description of the route(s), a map of the route and more.