Samaria Gorge closed tomorrow, Friday 29/9

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Samaria Gorge closed tomorrow, Friday 29/9

Postby Carolina » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:38 pm

Due to the weather forecast for tonight/tomorrow, the local authorities have announced that Samaria Gorge will close for the day, Friday 29/9. They will announce an update tomorrow for the weekend.

http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/klistos-tin ... -samarias/

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Re: Samaria Gorge closed tomorrow, Friday 29/9

Postby Kilkis » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:52 pm

The forecast I use, Weather Underground, is predicting as much rain on Saturday as on Friday and a significant amount on Sunday and Monday so if anybody is trying to make plans for a Samaria trip it might be wisest to assume it will be closed all weekend and then be pleasantly surprised if it isn't. When it comes to weather there are never any guarantees but it is pretty common for the first rains of the wet season to come in very heavy bursts and you certainly don't want to be in any gorge if that happens.

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Re: Samaria Gorge closed tomorrow, Friday 29/9

Postby Kilkis » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:39 am

As an aside to the gorge issue, anybody who is relatively new to Crete should be aware that they need to be extra careful on the roads over the next few days. The population of Crete, plus about the same number again of tourists, have spent the summer months carefully laying down a coating of rubber, oil and diesel on all road surfaces. When you add copious quantities of water to that for the first time it forms a very good imitation of a skid pan. Don't expect your brakes to slow you as quickly as normal. There will be plenty of rear end shunts over the next few days. Gradually the rain will clean the roads and everything will go back to normal. While the problem exists in northern Europe it isn't usually as bad as here, because there is more regular rainfall through the summer period, so anybody who has moved here from northern Europe might get a bit of a shock.

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PS Especially bad on two wheels.

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Re: Samaria Gorge closed tomorrow, Friday 29/9

Postby YoMo2 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:18 pm

Warwick is dead right about that. Care needed.

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