18/03/2021, 15:08 | Panos
TIP 1: Rent a car to get to Samaria Gorge.It is much more convenient to get your rental car from Chania and after crossing Samaria Gorge to get the Ferry from Agia Roumeli to Sougia and then a bus back to your car at Omalos (Xyloskalo), - the place you parked the rental car at the entrance of the Samaria Gorge-.
TIP 2: We recommend going to the Gorge entrance (Xyloskalo ) as early as possible (6-7 A.M.). You will avoid the tourist crowds, especially in July – August, you will have plenty of time for taking photographs and you will have plenty of time at the various stops that are available through the Samaria Gorge.
TIP 3: Visit the website to verify that it is open. Normally the Gorge is open from May till October, with some mild changes every year depending on the presence of water and snow inside the gorge that alternates its difficulty.


14/03/2021, 10:33 | Nick
FDW (Full Damage Waiver) & CDW (Collition Damage, Waiver).
Well the car rental company waives the right to collect a small deductible -depends on the agreement- from you if the car is damaged, and most importantly it covers most of the car if you are in a collision. It usually costs around 10 euro per day, and significantly reduces the deductibles owed if you do have an accident or there is damage to the vehicle.Essentially, the rental company waivers their right to make you, the renter, pay for damages to the car. If you do have an accident, or the car is stolen, without FDW/CDW Insurance you will have to pay for all of the repairs and recovery charges, which can quickly become tens of thousands of dollars. With FDW/CDW insurance you only have to pay an excess or deductible, which will be significantly less.