A big operation was set up by forestry workers and guards in Samaria Gorge, in order to rescue 70 tourists, who were “trapped” in several places, due to bad weather.

The stream which crosses the gorge filled with water, due to morning rain.

More than 50 tourists were rescued by forestry workers and residents of Agia Roumeli and led to the abandoned village of Samaria.

Also, guards of the gorge rescued 20 tourists from other places of the gorge.

The stream in “Portes”, the most famous point of the gorge, is almost impassable.

All tourists will spend the night in Samaria village, because the Weather National Service predicts more rain during the night.

Samaria Gorge will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13, while the ongoing situation in the gorge is assessed.