The Samaria National Park is exceptionally rich in plant and animal life. In the gorge you will find unique species protected under international law.
It is said that there are 450 plant species in the gorge.
In Samaria you can admire the forests of huge pine and cypress trees, a picture from Crete’s past, when thekri-kri, the wildgoats of Crete inside Samaria gorge island was covered by forests famous for their timber, ideal for building strong ships.
Inside the gorge you may even meet its famous inhabitants, the wild goats of Crete, which the locals call “agrimia” and tourists call “kri-kri”.