From Prodromi to Sougia, an Adventure

Always ready to find and travel the footpath less taken, one marked from far below Prodromi into the upper reaches of the Kakos Potamos valley leapt off the latest edition of the Anavasi Hiking Map for Sougia and Paleochora.   The map indicates a “faint path” leading south and south-east from Agios Georgios church, dropping …

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Samaria Gorge

Amazingly, in 14 years of Explore ! we’ve never been down the Samaria Gorge. So let’s put thatstraight, with an afternoon descent in early May, very few walkers on the path, and an overnightstay in Agia Roumeli. First some facts. The National Park of Samaria was established in 1962, covering an area of 4,850hectares. The …

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