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Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete

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Address: Eparchiaki Odos Chanion-Omalou, Fournes, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offes spiritual...

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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Arrived at end of heavy rain ! Had a coffee whilst things dried up then set off around 2km of amazing plants and trees and wildlife . The smells were fantastic too , information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at end of heavy rain ! Had a coffee whilst things dried up then set off around 2km of amazing plants and trees and wildlife . The smells were fantastic too , information about plants was just enough . Lunch was from home grown produce or locally sourced .Amazing what they have done after fire of 2003.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a coach trip from our cruise ship to the botanical gardens. We were met by a friendly guide. He took us down the valley, not for those with wheelchairs, and we were amazed at the huge variety of plants growing there. Later we were given a cooking demonstration which emphasised how important Olive Oil is to the Cretians.... More 

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Harrietsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These are very interesting gardens, high up in the mountains. There are hundred of species of plants, divided into sections and clearly marked. There is a restaurant there, although we did not eat there, and they offer cookery demonstrations of local dishes. There are a small number of animals, donkeys, goats, deer and peacocks. Inside the ticket office they are... More 

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Thank ericaduckworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a real surprise, and made a beautiful change from lounging around by the pool or on a beach. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different plants. All were well labelled, with informative descriptions. The food in the restaurant was superb!

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Thank Rahul P
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two kilometer trail with well-labeled trees, plants, shrubs, flowers, herbs in an area destroyed by fire in 2009. See cri cri and peafowl and be inspired by signage that reminds you that a walk in nature can heal and reveal. Then have a stunningly good meal at the cafe terrace at the top of the trail. The food is grown... More 

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Vathi, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place,nice vew,excellant restaurant with traditional kitchen.Easy walking,but you need walking shoes and hut.(they give you also from the park).Many trees and flowers from all the word.

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Thank 123451931766
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an enlightening experience to see so many different trees, fruits and plants from all over the world, that we had never heard about. The park is located on a mountainside and it makes for a nice zigzagging stroll! Their lunch includes ingredients from the garden and uses unusual fruit and vegetables. Be wary of the complimentary fruit platter... More 

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Thank Tobias T
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the leaflet at the airport and gave it a go. We were not disappointed. It took a couple of hours and the plants are well laid out with info boards . Very calm and peaceful way to spend the time. Easy to find on the main road with signposts. Lovely food too welcoming staff😀

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some reviews we decided to go. After a devastating fire approx. 13 years ago, this botanical garden was created in order to educate and provide a very pleasant walk to its visitors. We did walk and got out exercise for almost 2 hours, finished at the restaurant and enjoyed a meal of surprisingly excellent quality. Except for the... More 

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Thank Dimitri C
Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with an older friend and were told that the short walk would take about one hour, take a walking stick and a small bottle of water. After about half an hour of walking down hill without any railings, we began to worry about getting our friend to the exit. We continued for about 20 minutes, then we... More 

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