Thank you very much. We will be ready to welcome you again by early March.

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

Park is open

RESTAURANT

We are open. Dinner served until 6pm

MON - SUN
09:00 - 2 hours before sunset
Dinner served until 6pm

USEFUL INFORMATION

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.


  1. 1. As the trails and the routes through the Park are natural and dependent on the soil composition, it is recommended that visitors wear comfortable shoes such as trainers.
  2. 2. The average time needed for visitors to wander through the Gardens is approximately 2-2.5 hours. There is, however, no time limit on how long visitors can stay at the Gardens.
  3. 3. During the summer season, the best time to visit the Gardens is in the morning to avoid excessive heat and to allow ample time for your stroll without any time pressure.
  4. 4. As the Gardens are the natural habitat of wild animals, dogs are prohibited so as not to disrupt the ecosystem of the Gardens in line with the related regulations of the Greek Forestry Department. However, dogs are allowed on the premises of the Gardens restaurant.
  5. 5. The Gardens feature several visitor rest areas.
  6. 6. At the entrance of the Gardens is a restaurant offering panoramic views of the area, traditional dishes made of locally sourced, organic ingredients and products from the plants of the Park.
  7. 7. The Botanical Park of Crete is open daily from early March to end of November, from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm in the evening. School or society visits and the use of the amphitheatre are welcomed upon prior consultation.
  8. 8. Admission fee is 6 euros for adults and 4 euros for children aged between 6 and 12 years. Entry for children under 6 years old is free.

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