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Address: Skordalou Platania, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 697 686 0573
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Description: CRETE…A SMALL CONTINENT Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete...
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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Experience the Beautiful Cretan Landscape

Experience Greek hospitality and the magnificent terrain in the Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete, located on the road that leads to the village of Lakkoi, Omalos, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Experience Greek hospitality and the magnificent terrain in the Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete, located on the road that leads to the village of Lakkoi, Omalos, and the Samaria Gorge. It is definitely worth the drive. The Botanical Park of Askordalos is nearly twenty hectares of land; full of carefully labelled and cultivated fruit trees from all over the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You can have a great walk in the valley. The restaurant serves excellent home grown food. The whole garden smelled of oranges in blossom :) They have delicious home made honey there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great walk! Great lunch! I suggest to go with children > 4 y old because some steps are quite tricky for a little child. +++++

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Copenhagen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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