The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete are located away from the seaside towns and resorts of Crete.
✦ Why Botanical Gardens and Park of Crete?
Besides the visit to the gardens, you will have a road trip to the mountains and it has one of the best scenic drives in Crete.
✦ What is in the Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete
This is a large park that is on a mountainside and in a valley. It is a hidden treasure on this island.
It’s a well-organized park and the gardens are well laid out. And it identifies botanical plants, their names, and their uses.
The gardens are very unique because they have three altitude levels. These include:
- The alpine
Certainly, these altitudes make it to be fun to walk around the park.
✦ Why is it the Best Road Trip in Crete
Regardless of where you stay on the island, there is an exciting scenic route to the Botanical Park and Gardens Of Crete. And this will end up being your best road trip on this island. The main reasons being:
✦ 1. The Views
The views make the trip worth it.
✦ 2. The Serenity
It is immensely serene and tranquil in this area. And if you love the sounds of the birds and nature, you can’t miss this out when on the island of Crete.
✦ How Are the Botanical Park and Gardens
They are a lot of different plants, shrubs, and trees that are growing here. For instance, the eucalyptus, to tea and coffee, just to mention but a few.
If you visit during the summer, the plants bloom beautifully. The following are some things to enjoy in the park:
✦1. The Walk
This is a fun walk up and down the mountain. Just keep it in your mind that the descent and ascent are quite steep. It is not just a stroll in the park.
✦ 2. The Lake
After descending into the valley part of the Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete, there is a nice lake that is surrounded by citrus and orange trees.
✦3. The Animal Park at the Botanical Gardens and Park of Crete
Next to the lake is a small animal park. This is for domestic animals and it is quite impressive.
✦ Why is this Park Different?
It is not an easy walk, but well worth it.
There is are a lot of shaded parts around the park and there are more than enough benches to sit on and to enjoy the scents and sights.
After the walk in this charming setting, the walk ends up once again back at the reception area. Here, there is a restaurant and you can enjoy fresh meals or juices that are made from the produce from the park.
✦ Some Tips
- If you are a lover of plants and with an urge to see the Cretan landscape, this is something for you
- The walk is about 2 to 3 hours
- At the entry, water bottles are given to the visitors
- The walking sticks are also available
- Wear a good pair of walking shoes
- Bring water with you
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