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Botanical Park Of Crete

Skordalou Platania, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30 697 686 0573
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Chania Town
Type: Gardens
Owner description: CRETE…A SMALL CONTINENT Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offes spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge on... more » Owner description: CRETE…A SMALL CONTINENT Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offes spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge on plants and their material . Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals! In the midst of this colorful and vivid landscape stands a burnt centennial olive tree, a memorial and a reference to the dismal fires of 2003, the park’s history and origin. The newest and one of the most interesting sites of the Prefecture of Chania lies only 18 kilometers outside the city, on the feet of the White Mountains. It is ideal for visitors of all ages, combining enjoyments that only Crete can offer! « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have recently returned from a lovely holiday in western Crete. We hired a car for 3 days and on one of these days we visited the Botanical Park & Gardens. This is a really good and unusual place to visit if you want something different from the beach!! There were so many different trees and plants to see and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The botanical park is a nice enough experience, and if you have time, it may be worth a visit. We just felt that since time on holiday is usually so limited, this wasn't the best use of half a day. They had trees and plants from around the world, which was interesting, but not that different from what you could... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful !!! The way to get there is already so nice... The Botanical Oark is very nice! They have a nice restaurant over there !

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived in the hot midday sun, stopped in the main building and paid the 6euro entrance fee. The pleasant staff member handed us 2 bottles of ice cold water and said feel free to use any of the hats or walking sticks available there. We didn't do that but I would suggest some decent walking shoes or boots making... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to many botanical gardens and this one is great!!!!! It is a bit of a hike. We did wear flip flops and did it ok, but if you are not a hiker, wear good shoes. 5 eruos each and on a hot summer day they gave away a water bottle per person and orange slices. Beautiful hike... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is lovely - a lot of effort has been put into everything by the staff. From the building itself, which is big and new and clean and kept well. Also the labelling of the various plants. Food in the restaurant was delicious and the staff were really welcoming and helpful. All for 6 euros per person - I... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a unique park to experience. It's a cook's dream back yard. The small touches are memorable (old iron pots and tins as decoration, braids of rope hanging from trees, peacocks!) The owners are personable and obviously have aesthetics in mind. Do try the food in the restaurant, because that's really what it's all about - organic, homegrown, delicious... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I loved it! Beautiful view, ideal for walks. A good way to learn about plants in Crete. Good food make it a must.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

gorgeous drive to the park! absolutely perfect & peaceful "hike" through beautiful hillside plants. Sun hats & walking sticks provided. We (adults, 7 & 9 year olds) loved every minute of this place. the restaurant served the very best, freshest, & healthiest meal we had in 10 days of Greece. Please patronize the amazing conservation work that the fantastic staff... More

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Darwen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Because we wren't told the Cretan night we booked was at the Botanic Gardens we got a taxi up there one day (28 Euros each way!!) and did the visit etc. Excellent place and enjoyed the walk round (2.5 hours)' However, the best way is to take the Cretan evening and you get there with a good 1.5 hours before... More

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