Walkers trapped in Samaria gorge

66 walkers  ware trapped in Samaria Gorge because of an unexpected  storm that hit the area  on Saturday.

The gorge that had remained close since the previous weekend because of bad weather  opened early on Saturday morning and  350 walkers started the trail . Most of them were still neat the entrance when the weather warning came and returned immediately to Xiloskalo.

From the hikers who were  not near an exit, 57 hikers reached the guard room of Agios Nikolaos and 9 others went to Vryssi, and stayed there, along with forestry workers and waited for the rain to stop.

They were all taken to safety by the gorge rangers.

The gorge will remain closed on Sunday