Family Treasure Hunt in the Botanical Gardens of Crete

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Discover why scientists describe Crete as the "Miniscule Continent" with a treasure hunt at the Botanical Gardens. Because the island shares the environment of three continents (Africa, Asia, and Europe), it offers an impressively diverse fauna and flora. Crete contains some of the most impressive examples of this historical and geological "sharing."

On this family treasure hunt, you'll explore all three continents in a beautiful, green setting on the outskirts of the renowned Natural Park of Samaria. Encounter peacocks and hunt for banana trees and try to spy the rarest flowers in the garden. After the tour and a game, you'll enjoy traditional cuisine at the garden’s terrace overlooking the northern coast. Your host will continue to share interesting information about the island's natural environment and answer any questions.

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Interactive Athens and Crete for Families - 10 Days

Workshop your way around Athens and Crete for 10 days with this itinerary full of family-friendly activities for school-aged children. Paint and play in Athens amid the Parthenon and Panathenaic Stadium, then take a ferry to Crete to enjoy the beaches and botanic gardens of Chania. Your last stop is Heraklion, for hands-on experiences with history and bread-making at the hearth.