THE GARDEN AND THE RESTAURANT ARE OPEN - Food served till 6pm
Admission: Adults 7€ - Ages 6 to 12 4€ - Ages 6 and less, free (with parents).
Last entrance two hours before sunset.
Walking around a green-clad environment, you will come across hundreds of species of fruit trees, dozens of herbs, pharmaceutical and ornamental plants.
Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offers 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!
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 thousands 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.
17th km, National road of Hania Fournes, Omalos, Crete (view map)
GPS Coordinates: 35.25.06 N, 23.56.22 E
The trail through the Park is natural and entirely suitable for walking, covering a total hillside distance of approximately 2.5 km. At the beginning, the trail follows the mountain slope with ascending and descending routes to finish at the lake of the Park, followed by a twisty path leading to the exit and the restaurant of the Park.
Cretan hospitality has its own history and tradition and is known throughout the world. Besides, it is the main characteristic of all Cretans; opening their home to every foreigner, offering them what they have. Cretan hospitality owes its meaning to these roots. Cretans are as such distinguished for this characteristic; they are special people. And … Continued
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