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Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete

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Eparchiaki Odos Chanion-Omalou, Fournes, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 697 686 0573
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A rewarding day for the botanically minded

This is an old olive plantation, terraced, and therefore a walk down into the valley and a climb... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Matanuska233
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Derby, United Kingdom
You'll love it.....

Spent a very nice morning here last week, we were first into the gardens so had them to ourselves... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andy C
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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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Eparchiaki Odos Chanion-Omalou, Fournes, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an old olive plantation, terraced, and therefore a walk down into the valley and a climb back up. 2 - 3 hours worth but very very worthwhile. A well organised ticket office gives you a bottle of water to go round with -...More

Thank Matanuska233
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a very nice morning here last week, we were first into the gardens so had them to ourselves. Fantastic plants, views and food at the Taverna attached. Well worth a visit and the entry price.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely garden built on steep hills... wear sensible shoes! Your price includes a bottle of water, and most of the garden is shaded... you will see lots of peacocks! I appreciated the cute Greek antiques placed throughout the gardens as well! There were a lot...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gosh what a beautiful place. With three teenagers, and ourselves, we spent a long time walking in these beautifully maintained and fabulous gardens. I have so many pictures it is hard to leave just a few in illustration of the lovely place this is. The...More

1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting there was easy enough no issues with roads. The approach is quite steep to the main entrance and parking is on either side of the road. There was ample parking however just be prepared to park on a incline. We arrived, approached the front...More

Thank Luantia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 1hr from Chania by bus (5.40€). 6€ entry into gardens. Not for infirm or disabled as gardens set into hillside and only track/steps to descend/ascend. Water given with admission - welcomed. Beautiful flowers,trees, herbs and fruits native to Southern Europe. Small garm at bottom...More

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot day but there was enough shade in as you wander around to keep you cool. Used the bus from Chania to get here which was slightly challenged as the road was closed due to a rally but after much arguing the bus went through...More

2  Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to escape the heat of Chania by coming up to the mountains. €6 in including a bottle of water and borrowing a sun hat and walking pole if you need them. Great value. We stayed about 4 hours here first having coffee and light...More

Thank Fredperryway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great price. Very educational. Lovely to see the fruits growing and plants - a huge variety. Age range 5-68yrs in our party. All coped well in heat of 33°C doing the 'short' route. Steep in places and not particularly short, but the trick is to...More

Thank Tamsin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very lovely few hours here in August - never fear the high temperatures as the walk is shady and fascinating. A huge variety of trees, flowers, shrubs and herbs which our 5-year old loved....particularly the range of citrus trees. A small 'farm'...More

Thank LeezieB
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Cathy G
21 May 2017|
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It would be best to contact the Botanical Park yourself as I have only visited during the day. Their contact details are Phone 6976860573
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Sandy41561
17 August 2016|
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Response from GJune44 | Reviewed this property |
It is a distance from Chania to the gardens so a taxi might be expensive. There is a public bus from Chania every day at 9:30. Entrance fee is 6 euros for adults, 4 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6. They have... More
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