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Biotopoi Nature Park

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Address: Kastelakia | Kastelakia, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Phone Number: +30 693 682 0900
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09:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:00
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The Park has the concept of a rich biodiversity ecosystem of Crete. The...

The Park has the concept of a rich biodiversity ecosystem of Crete. The visitors are guided though the rich wild vegetation of the park with the plants of Cretan traditional cookery, the aromatic medical herbs, the beautiful wild flowers from Crete and a lot of animals that live in this ecosystem. Crete with 10% endemic species gave a reasonable target to create this non profit park, to show the exotic flora and fauna of our island.

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Interesting place to see

The walk to the park was nice, going uphill. Park itself is small, but people (volunteers) are doing great work - they tell a lot about plants and animals. That was quite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Alla K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The walk to the park was nice, going uphill. Park itself is small, but people (volunteers) are doing great work - they tell a lot about plants and animals. That was quite interesting excursion. Our small child was happy to feed bunnies and chickens.

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Svendborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's not a very big deal. Just a small park, but it seems like you're visiting friends that work here because they love it and beacuse they care for it. We loved the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Although we were a bit sceptic of being given a guided tour, I'm glad we stuck with it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we found the tour really interesting. And I got to hold a 3 week old chameleon! You get plenty of time after the tour to just enjoy the park and the incredible views. We walked from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There are plants that are natural to Greece and can be seen growing to demonstrate the habitat. There are some captive reptiles such as a tortoise, some chameleons a snake and iguana. There are also some rabbits. There is a school activity centre attached to the park and the children were in there running about shouting and climbing in with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is not English Heritage, 😳you can't take a pushchair and it's not suitable for the less mobile. But it is delightful! A real gem and a great way to spend an hour or two. If the kids are bored with sand, take them here! They can see and hear tales of rabbit eating pythons, fussy dragons called Freddie, hand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The park is a little hard to find but its definitivly worth it! They currently have baby chameleons there, very cute. You can even feed them. Also snakes, cretan rabbits and so on. All is completly original, nothinghas been planted! Alot of typical herbs of crete to see and smell. The volunteers there made a nice tour for us and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lovely local attraction, and a credit to the lovely couple who own/run the site (and all the volunteers too), they really know their stuff and was a real eye opener, even as a nature lover myself i learnt a heck of a lot from our visit. Very hospitable and welcoming place to visit for an afternoon out

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Thank Richard S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic park in a beautifull surroundings! The park is a great koncept made by a greek man and his wife, where they safe plants, herbs and take care of abandoned animals or hurt animals. The park get help from voulenteers from all over the world, who is your guide and do an fantastic job and are very sweet and kind.... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Excellent work in many levels. Protected flowers and herbs and much love to the nature. Activities for children and very important lessons for all of us.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Biotopi Nature Park is located fairly close to the beach (about 1-2 km) in Rethymno, and depending where you live you can walk to the nature park. However, we chose to grab a taxi since we where not completely sure where we were going. The ride only costed 5 Euros for all four of us so it was well... More 

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