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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 26 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A wonderful place full of fruit trees and exotic and wonderful plants. Walking sticks and hats were available and we were very glad of the sticks as the paths are a little uneven. We had a very nice meal in the restaurant after the walk. We were staying in Agia Marina and the bus service was a little vague, so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Definitely trainers at this time of year as paths can be slippery and are quite steep in places. Your entrance fee includes a bottle of water and loan of a hat and/ or trekking pole or stick so use these if you think you might need them! Staff are helpful and friendly and the whole site is beautifully and ecologically... More

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A beautiful walk but make sure you got the right shoes. A long walk down to the lake then back up. Not recommended if you have breathing and / or walking difficulties. Otherwise a must do

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

During our recent stay in Chania we took a local bus leaving from the Main bus station (9.30 am) to the Botanical Park which is up in the foot hills and in a beautiful and peaceful location. The walk through the winding paths up and down the slopes takes about two hours. There are hundreds of plants, shrubs, trees and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A very nice walk with many trees and shrubs to look at, all in very good order on well-maintained paths (ups and downs, of course, but average fitness is plenty enough). Lovely settings altogether, I really do feel that this is a must-see for anyone who fancies a leisurely walk with nice views close-up and afar. The restaurant at the... More

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