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Flowers of Crete Day Trips

Address: Odos Fillellinon, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Elounda
5.0 of 5 stars 30 Reviews
Owner description: Day trips and holidays around Crete to discover rare and beautiful wild flowers in idyllic...
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Owner description: Day trips and holidays around Crete to discover rare and beautiful wild flowers in idyllic locations far from the beaten track, with artist and writer Julia Jones, President and Founder of the charitable trust Flowers of Crete,dedicated to protection and conservation of the native flora of the island. Trips can be tailor made for guests preferred interests and abilities. Please enquire for more details.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a lovely day with Julie, she took us to beautiful places that we would have never discovered by ourselves, including some with breathtaking views. Our day trip was in August so they weren't many flowers to see, and yet the experience was unforgettable. We highly recommend it to anyone who would like to discover the region around Elounda.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I spent the most wonderful day with Julia in her jeep, we enjoyed it so much that the time just flew away. We were collected from our accomodation and returned there at the end of the day which was great. We had coffee and lunch in some lovely little tavernas and visited places during the day, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went on two trips with Julia and I have to say, despite the weather not being good we had an amazing time. Julia takes you to places you would not otherwise get to see. Her knowledge is encyclopaedic, but she tailors the trip to suit all levels of knowledge. I must say, we have been on many excursions in... More 

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Tiverton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you plan to visit Crete, and wish to spend a wonderful day seeing the indigenous flora amid stunning mountain scenery, then contact Julia Jones at Flowers of Crete, who will take you on a personalised tour, and share her expert botanical knowledge with you. By the end of the day, you'll be firm friends with Julia, and her quirky... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The most exciting and memorable day for myself and my wife during a marvellous fortnight in Eastern Crete in early April - roads up to mountain villages we would not have dared to attempt in our hire car, at least 7 different species of orchids, Minoan tombs, a remote Byzantine church ,an excellent taverna lunch and amazing landscapes - with... More 

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Long Melford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Peter and I had such a wonderful day with Julia high up in the mountains away from the hustle and bustle of Cretan life. We saw the most amazing flowers and butterflies that we would otherwise have never seen if we had been on our own. Thank you Julia for making our stay even more special. We look forward to... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Very enjoyable day with Julia my guide, very friendley and easy to get on with also had a lot of local knoledge not just about the flowers that she shared with us. If I had been alone I would not have seen half as much as I did. Well worth doing if you are interested in nature. Pick up was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

This was a unique trip and experience made memorable by our guide Julia. We got to places and sights well away from the main tourist trails and her knowledge of the abundance of wild flowers in bloom was impressive. We also had ample time to look around by ourselves and to have a meal prepared with fresh local produce. Good... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We have been looking at Spring flowers in Crete on our own for many years.This year we took the plunge and used Julia Jones as a guide.As a result we saw and experienced so much more from our time here.Apart from the fabulous flowers the May Day lunch in a mountain taverna with the lamb with mountain greens will be... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It was our second day in Crete. As flower lovers, with a special taste for orchids, we had an exiting experience on the previous day – so we built high expectation on this morning. Our first stop was for view from the top on the excavations of an ancient Minoan town in Gournia: an impressive sight – but this trip... More 

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