Open on weekends & public holidays - Food served till 6pm

Walking around a green-clad environment, you will come across hundreds of species of fruit trees, dozens of herbs, pharmaceutical and ornamental plants.

Awaken your senses

Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offers spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge on plants and their material

One of its kind in Europe

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!

Back to Nature

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!

Crete... A small continent

The Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete grew from the ashes of that devastating fire.

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.

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LOCATION

17th km, National road of Hania Fournes, Omalos, Crete (view map)
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GPS Coordinates: 35.25.06 N, 23.56.22 E

HOW TO COME

OPERATING HOURS

Open on weekends and public holidays. Dinner served until 6pm

LATEST NEWS

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03/12/2018

10 great botanical gardens around the world! Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete is one of them!

The 20-hectare Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete grew from disaster: a devastating fire in 2004 laid waste to the olive and orange groves around Skordalou village, so the local Marinakis family built the park to showcase the Mediterranean flora and fauna, and encourage hiking. There’s a citrus garden, a tropical garden, vineyards, and an … Continued

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18/02/2017

PHOTOS: The Cretan custom of Christmas Hog in the Botanical Park

The traditional Cretan custom of “Hirosfagia” (The Christmas Hog) revived in the Botanical Park at Fournes, Chania on Saturday. Many visitors tasted several recipes, based on pork. It has to be mentioned that all pork meat was delivered by pigsties from Rethymno and there was no pig slaughter in public. The Christmas Hog In olden … Continued

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07/07/2016

Your photos from The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete

Some of your photos, uploaded in the Social Media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Thank you all for sharing your memories with us! See some of your photos: Katerina Glava Jennifer Lynn Nicole Aalbers Justyna Krajkowska Grace Lubbers