Botanical Parks Tour & Tasting near Chania

Terraced Gardens at the Botanical Gardens near Chania
Discover the colorful and diverse world inside Crete's Botanical Park and Gardens, thanks to the region's special micro-climate. You'll start with a welcome snack of herbal tea and fresh fruit, then enjoy free time to wander through three different climate zones. Look for tropical avocado trees, citrus trees, and other Mediterranean and sub-alpine flora. 

Whenever you're ready, you'll sit down to enjoy lunch on a beautiful terrace overlooking the park. As you dine on locally grown produce and ingredients sourced directly from the gardens, you'll learn a bit about traditional and modern Cretan cuisine. To end your meal, try the local digestive herb malotira, often called "the tea of the mountain." Or enjoy a stronger drink known as tsikoudia, a white local spirit.

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Itineraries with Botanical Parks Tour & Tasting near Chania

Taste of the Cyclades and Crete - 14 Days

The glittering Cyclades span hundreds of miles, with centuries of history under their belt. The two-week version of this itinerary starts in glamorous Mykonos before a stop in Naxos for beach time and a cooking class. Then, make your way to the volcanic sunsets and cliffside architecture of Santorini. End your trip on Crete, where amazing beaches, excellent cuisine, and great hospitality await.

Local Life on Crete - 6 Days

Fall in love with the largest Greek isle with the 6-day version of this unique itinerary. With a focus on culture and local flavor, you'll stick to Chania's highlights and the surrounding countryside. Make (and eat) an authentic Cretan feast, learn and lunch at the famous Botanical Park and Gardens, and relax on some of the most beautiful pink sand beaches in the world.

Laid-Back Athens, Tinos, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 20 Days

Slow down and indulge in the rich flavors and inviting waters of Greece with this itinerary. Start in the capital, where you'll see the sights and sample the street food, before heading to the islands. Visit the hidden gem of Tinos, where you'll learn about the centuries-old marble craft. Continue on to Mykonos for some beach time before heading to Santorini, where you'll cruise around its volcanic caldera. Then make your way to Crete to explore its historic villages and relax by its magnificent lagoons before returning to Athens for a sunset sendoff.