No major storm damage found during Samaria Gorge checks in Crete

Inspectors visiting the Samaria Gorge, a national park and popular tourism destination in southwest Crete, found no major damage to the site in the wake of the storms that battered the Aegean island late last month, ekathimerini.comreports.

Regional authorities announced that the three officials, who made their way into the snow-covered gorge through the northern entrance at Xyloskalo, had until Tuesday covered almost half of the 16-kilometer trail, spending the night in the deserted village of Samaria.

They were scheduled to reach the coastal village of Aghia Roumeli on Wednesday.

The gorge is shut from October to April, when bad weather makes some sections too dangerous to traverse.

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