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Taxi and transfer to Samaria Gorge Crete

Samaria is a small village that gave the name to the entire gorge. This natural formation is regarded as one of the longest ones in Europe. Every year, more than 200.000 take Samaria Gorge tours.

The popularity of this route is attributable to the beauty of the gorge, its sights, flora, and fauna. A transfer from Aktis.Taxi is an excellent choice to get to Samaria Gorge National Park with comfort.

Samaria Gorge information

Samaria Gorge or Samaria Gorge National Park is the longest canyon in Europe as well as its routes. The length of the canyon is 12.8 kilometers. The length of the route is 18 kilometers.

The tourist routes start at Omalos Village and end in Agia Roumeli. After the trip’s end, the tourists depart by ferry to the nearby cities which provide road links to other directions. Travelers can take a return trip to Agia Roumeni if they want. However, not many visitors are able to overcome such a distance again.

The distance between the canyon’s rocks varies along the route from 3.5 to 300 meters. You can observe the minimum width near the village of Samaria. There are several houses that are equipped due to the needs of travelers in it.

Samaria Gorge hike tours are held from May to October. During these months, one can experience the minimum precipitation amount and the temperatures which are optimal for mountain climbing. Note that the pass along the route is limited during the summer months due to high temperatures. As a rule, the tours during this period begin early in the morning.

Samaria Gorge history

The archaeologists cannot define the exact date of the gorge foundation. Presumably, the ancient temples of Apollo and Artemis were situated within its area. Later, people established the Church of Madonna (XIII - XIV) on their place. The territory of Samaria Gorge was also the home for the Ancient Tara city that was mentioned by the antique writers.

During the times of world and civil wars, the gorge was the location of the rescue for both the soldiers and local inhabitants. When the German troops were bombing Crete, the Greek government had to immigrate to Samaria Gorge. It was their path to salvation.

Starting from 1962, the natural formation bears the name of the national park. Its total area is 4.850 hectares.

How to get to Samaria Gorge?

The Lefkas Ori (White Mountains) and the gorge are situated not far from Chania. The distance from Chania to Samaria Gorge is about 43 kilometers; from Chania to the island’s capital – 144 kilometers. You can easily overcome the distance by bus, taxi, rented transport or transfer vehicle.

Most travelers prefer to make a reservation for a transfer beforehand. This means of transport does not require any changes. Moreover, you do not have to return a vehicle to the car hire office upon completion of a trip. Comfortable transfers from Aktis.Taxi will help you to form a route and implement it, following all the necessary requirements.

How to make a booking of a transfer online?

The website of Aktis.Taxi provides a possibility to book transfers online. A user-friendly interface and brief guidelines will help you make a reservation for transport to Samaria Gorge National Park or Omalos Village. To order a vehicle, you need:

  • select the route;

  • choose the vehicle class depending on your requirements;

  • fill in the form and finish the booking procedure.

At the appointed time, a driver will be waiting for you with a welcome sign. Upon necessity, you can contact the online consultant to clarify the details of an order

Why travel with Aktis.Taxi?

Planning a route with Aktis.Taxi is a wonderful opportunity to travel throughout Greece without extra expenses, enjoying the maximum of comfort. In case of any force majeure issues, traffic jams, out-of-service time, etc., the passengers will not have to pay the extra fees. Thus, you can save up to 20% of the cost per trip. It is a significant advantage in comparison to city taxis. Regarding other privileges, one can define the following ones:

  • a driver who speaks fluent English and the availability of support service;

  • the absence of prepayments;

  • a fixed cost;

  • air-conditioning and Wi-Fi;

  • a wide choice of vehicles.

Plan your route together with Aktis.Taxi and enjoy one of the best vacations in Greece!

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