Platanus Tree
Platanus Tree
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Norwich, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Delightfully attractive and historic village with plenty to see (eg. communal laundry facilities), plenty of places to drink and eat, and the most enormous tree. All can be seen within an easy stroll of half an hour or so. Great short visit.
Written 2 March 2024
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AaronH1991
Kinrooi, Belgium55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Jaw-dropping tree that shows you we are so small as humans. This piece of nature breathes history and is absolutely worth the visit. There's not a lot parking space but the tiny village with 5 restaurants is worth your time to sit and enjoy.
Written 13 September 2023
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Shan B
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Found up a small hill a short walk from the centre of the tiny village of Krassi is the Platanus Tree, estimated to be over 2400 years old. Next to it is the old (1890) aquaduct. Nice little village and worth the short walk up to the tree. Limited parking along the roadside but it was pretty quiet when we visited in the morning so found a space easily enough. There are a handful of eateries and gift shops on the road too.
Written 21 May 2022
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Marjeta S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Imagine hugging a creature that was alive in the time of Christ... This majestic tree could tell stories! It was just great to sit in its shadow and listen to the wind in its branches. What a beautiful, vital and wise creature! The village itself is very interesting, the ancient fountain reminds us how precious water is... Absolutely worth visiting.
Written 2 May 2022
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StefDS
Deinze, Belgium36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
It's a nice little mountain village that is worth stopping at on your way to somewhere else, for a cup of coffee, lunch, or dinner. The tree is a bonus to the visit: yes, it's a seriously old tree that has withstood the test of time. The thick, rugged trunk is impressive as are the towering branches. It’s directly adjacent to the Megali Vrisi, a water reservoir with small fountains. Also worth the look.
Written 8 September 2021
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Lynne H
Salzburg, Austria507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
A walk through the village and a stop in to one of the taverna is a must . Do not just go to see the tree! The aqueduct is also very interesting and a must see! Very friendly village tucked away in the mountains!
Written 7 July 2021
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cheshire3131
Runcorn, UK617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We visited the tree on a tour of the Krasi village it is next to the village's springs. The village when we were there was very quiet and you could hear the goats with bells in the hills
Written 28 September 2020
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Deryn H
Waterlooville, UK2,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We stopped to visit this tree while on the way to the Plains of Lasithi. It took a bit of finding but was well worth the detour. What a fantastic tree with stories to tell of knights of old. 2000 years old and there are other large trees nearby as well which looked pretty old. Where there are tourists there are locals trying to sell souvenirs and most interesting on the other side of the road to the tree was a old Venetian cistern which was worth investigating.
Written 19 December 2019
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Paul H
Somerset, UK265 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Yes, the tree is seriously ancient, when it was sprouting the Romans ruled the world. The village around it was fascinating but it is just an old tree.
Written 16 November 2019
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Sarah C
60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We included this in a trip around the whole area with local driver/guide. It was situated in a lovely square, next to the roman water supply feature. Again, another important place to visit, given its place in Cretan history and beliefs. It would have been an excellent, experience/review but for the many tour parties who thought it was OK to make loads of shrieking noise and pose for group photos of them climbing all over the base of the trunk. Perhaps a little more respect for this site, and an appreciation that others just might like to see the tree as well whilst soaking up the peace and views - you'd have thought! We had a lovely drinks stop too at the base of the tree. The water spring and arches were also very interesting - don't overlook them. There are two good information boards. I could imagine that, at the height of the tourist season, this place would be heaving with people and the views/experience wouldn't be as good. Make it a place to see as part of a general tour of the villages.
Written 25 October 2019
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