Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete Chania Family Vacation Kids Love Greece

Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete

    Just 18km from the city of Chania, this unusual park is the perfect stop for a relaxing break. It hosts thousands of fruit trees, herbs and spices, medicinal and ornamental plants.

    The passion of the family that owns the park is obvious in every detail. The climate of the area also contributes to the creation of this small oasis.

    The main signposted walk lasts approximately two hours, while there is a short cut for the less fit. Do not hurry your way through, the slower the tour the more you will enjoy the park.

    Your kids will love the pond at the far end of the park where a lot of aquatic animals live. Do not forget to pay a visit to the restaurant which offers authentic Cretan flavours. The ingredients used for the dishes are fresh and pure – taken directly from the garden – while pricing is reasonable.

    Families should know

    • It is advisable that you do not visit the park at noon, especially during the hot summer days. The best time to visit the park is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon
    • Wear comfy shoes for trekking
    • If you have a baby in a buggy, you will not be able to do the trekking as the paths are not accessible for buggies
    • In certain places, the path is a bit steep and you need to be careful with your children
    • You should supply yourselves with hats and sun cream for your children. If you have your own car, you should also visit the nearby areas and discover wild Cretan nature
    • The foothills of Lefka Ori offer unique scenery at any time of the year – the road, however, is narrow with a lot of turns. It is recommended that you drive carefully
    Telephone: (+30)6976860573
    Address: 18th km National road of Chania, Fournes, Omalos

    Kids will love

    • The natural pond with ducks and geese
    • Picking fresh fruit directly from the trees

    Parents will love

    • The warm welcome including fresh fruit
    • The panoramic view of the park from the restaurant
    • The warm smiles of the staff and the great service
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    Best season to visit

    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter
    • spring
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    • The love the owners have for the gardens is impressive. Everything is so meticulous with great attention to detail.

    • If your children get tired during the trekking, you can stop and enjoy a cool breeze in various places with shade within the park.

    • We attended the cooking classes and were impressed from the variety of the Cretan diet.

    • We visited the park and loved the experience but also the food at the restaurant. All ingredients used are taken directly from the gardens. We changed our plans and went again during the last day of our vaction, only to eat one last time at the restaurant. We really wanted to keep this as our last memory of the trip.

    • At the middle of the gardens stands a one hundred year old burnt olive tree as a memorial and reference to the great fires of 2004, which inspired the creation of the park. Literally the park was born out of the ashes!

    • If you do not have time to taste the food of the restaurant, do not miss out trying the home made cheese pie and lemonade.

    • Τhe park and service offered are great examples of Cretan nature and hospitality.


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