Among the well-known flora species, you find the perennial gigantic
cyresses once used in shipbuilding and the construction of the pillars of the
Palace of Knossos by the
There is a total of 450 species of Cretan flora in the gorge, of which 70 are endemic, i.e. they grow in the gorge only.
(Text: Antonis Plymakis)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Chania Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.
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