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Botanical Park Of Crete

Address: Skordalou Platania, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 697 686 0573
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Ranked #25 of 470 things to do in Chania Town
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: CRETE…A SMALL CONTINENT Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offes spiritual...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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!

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Copenhagen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The staff welcomed us with free fruit from the garden and water bottles for the walk. We then walked up and down in the sandy garden with plenty of interesting and beautiful plants and flowers. They had plants from all over the world, which was really impressive since it didn't seem like a place where flowers would have an easy... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

...and get a little bit of exercise. We've visited the park three or four times. Nothing new to see, but it's always a nice and calm garden walk. The scents of spices and fruit are lovely, and if you enjoy gardening or agriculture, you really find interesting things to see here.

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Chania Town, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food are common , the service are average , after one hour a waiter inform us that two of the five main dishes are finished .

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are a herbalist or a agriculturist, Dont miss it. But if you come to Chania on a business trip or vacations with children, maybe you have better things to see and do...Nice try anyway

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

As a person who admires nature, a walk through the botanical park was a very pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend it to everyone who loves nature and walks

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We spent a few hours before our flight at the gardens. The follow a route over the hills and paths and are fantastic. Great views, lots of wildlife and of course, many many plants. All are labelled and the area is well maintained. Don't miss out of a visit to this one.

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Brives-sur-Charente, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Food was simple wholesome and from the garden lovely views,we Enjoyed the pleasant ambiance and a light salad it all was really fresh

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was an unplanned visit, we stopped for a car break mainly on the way to Elfonsi Beach and glad we did! At only 6 euros each including a bottle of water (you will need at high season), great value, great walk around hillside! Lots beautiful plants, herbs, fruits, flowers to see and smell. Nicely laid out. Very relaxed and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Some of the staff from the restaurant needs behaviourtraining. After my sister went alone for the walk through the garden, we waited at a small theaterplace enjoying the view because we had seen the garden some time ago, when my sister returned the three of us went in to the restaurant to drink and maybe eat something but one woman... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful drive up through the hills to reach the botanical gardens. Free parking, get your ticket inside the restaurant. Food smelt amazing! The gardens are on a large slope with winding gravel paths. Plenty of places to rest as you go round if needed. Lots of incredible plants, flowers and trees to see. great if you love photographing nature. A... More 

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