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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 must visit

If you want a little piece of paradise on a beautiful island then visit Crete's Botanical Gardens... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
UserLondon_England
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London, England
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Nice walk

Nice location, you get a free bottle of water as you start your walk, there is a variety of plants... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dave B
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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 4 days ago via mobile

If you want a little piece of paradise on a beautiful island then visit Crete's Botanical Gardens in Chania. Friendly and knowledgeable staff make this 2 hour trek a visit well worth while. Stunning location with an array of fauna, flora and wildlife. Do make...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice location, you get a free bottle of water as you start your walk, there is a variety of plants and trees that keep your interest, you see quite a lot of butterflies around the park.the food in the restaurant is good and so is...More

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunning experience. 2h30m walk up and down a path through the magic of the botanic. This garden is a winning idea due to an extra patient work to give this area new life after the fire that destroyed it several years ago. Placed on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be Cretes best sensory experiences - colour, sound, smell & taste. A family who have invested time & money to make an interesting and relaxing day out. Perhaps best described as the Eden Project with the lid off. Aim to have a meal in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with great view with a very big variety of plants from all over the world!The restaurant provides fast service and a menu with products from the garden. There is also a shop inside the restaurant were you can buy olive oil, cooking books...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely couple of hours here. The gardens are extensive, in terraces on a hillside involving walking for maybe up to two miles. Beautifully laid out in different zones; tropical trees, fruit, vines etc. Signage was good with lots of information in Greek...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a rental car and wanted to check out the area when we saw signs to the Botanical Park & Gardens. We decided to go and I am so happy we did. Highly recommended. Very beautiful park.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For only 6 euros per person this was a fabulous thing to do. You get given a bottle of water each on arrival and orange slices to sample. The gardens are Beautiful, full of trees and plants from all over the world. Pretty hard core...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommended to visit these gardens from someone who had visited and drove out from Hania to discover the most diverse range of plants set over a hill side with a restaurant as well. We were given orange slices to eat on arrival...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours meandering up and down the gardens which are beautiful, thoughtfully laid out and mainly good signage for the plants and trees. €6 includes a bottle of water, use of a walking stick, hat and umbrella if you need them!...More

Thank MichelleGal
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Cathy G
22 May 2017|
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Response from subr51 |
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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