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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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Excellent gardens and an above average restaurant

First of all, these gardens are on the steep side of a wooded mountain valley, so you will need to be able to walk 2 km on slopes and, if it has rained, will require shoes with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony E
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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, these gardens are on the steep side of a wooded mountain valley, so you will need to be able to walk 2 km on slopes and, if it has rained, will require shoes with non-slip soles. Pretty obvious really, except to the visitors to this site who marked the attraction down either because they were not fit... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this Botanical park . It is accessible by bus from Chania (One bus each way, everyday) It provides a well planned and sign posted walk with a short or long route. It takes you through a gorge planted with all kinds of plants including fruit trees, cactus and succulents, flowers and herbs. Most things are well labelled in English.... More 

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Sundborn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing location and very well thought out paths. Having visited many botanical parks during the years I must say that this one is one of the finest. As with most attractions there are a few things that are not top notch such as sign positions versus plants i.e. it is sometimes difficult to know which plant is actually described on... More 

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somerset, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My husband and I visited the Botanical Gardens which on holiday in Stavros and having rented a motorbike, we set out to enjoy the Island. It was quite a long journey from our hotel but roads are not busy and a pleasant ride out to the Botanical Gardens. Plenty of parking and nice greeting on arrival. Given a map and... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden treasure. It's a well organised park that identifies botanical plants, it's names and uses. There is a lecture that is a must to sit through if you want to understand the purpose of plants, food, diet and longevity. The park is 20 hectares and is on a mountain side in a valley. It's unique because... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

A scenic drive away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside towns and resorts of Crete take you into the hills outside of Chania. A beautiful place. Tranquil and well maintatained. A restaurant and gift shop so plan lunch around this destination.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The garden has a wide selection of fruit trees/plants and herbs and it is a pleasure to walk around. The views are also amazing. Had a great light lunch in the restaurant including a free selection of fruit grown there. With an entrance charge of €6, which also included a free bottle of water it is very good value. Would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

With the admission fee, we got a half liter of water each plus there are walking sticks available. The paths are gravel/sand and steep. Gets quite hot in the sun so take a hat.The trees and bushes are well laid out along the pathways and marked with a small story of each. The is a short route that is not... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is one of the best botanic gardens we have visited. It's laid out on the sides of a steep ravine with abundant tropical and sub tropical species, many in fruit when we visited. Add to that a small zoo beside the pond at the foot and an excellent, good value, restaurant, we definitely intend coming back. Suited to all... More 

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israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The botanical garden is located south of Chania. It is 35 minutes drive. The gardens offer nice trees and bushes, but the information is basic lacking seasonal explanation. Another problems is the path that but is hilly not accessible for elderly and people with disabilities. The restaurant offers far from acceptable food. My lamb was very fat and the chicken... More 

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