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Address: Odos Fillellinon, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Day trips and holidays in all parts of Crete to discover rare and beautiful...

Day trips and holidays in all parts of Crete to discover rare and beautiful wild flowers in idyllic locations far from the beaten track, with artist and writer Julia Jones, President and Founder of the charitable trust Flowers of Crete,dedicated to protection and conservation of the native flora of the island. Trips can be tailor made for guests preferred interests and abilities. Choose from high mountains, sacred caves, Minoan shrines and sanctuaries, remote tavernas, wild flowers, birds of prey and much more. Experience secret and wonderful areas that most people will never get to see. Please enquire for more details.

Although based in Elounda, mountain trips are offered all around the island. Please ask for details.

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Orchid tour with Julia Jones

Three days of looking for orchids with Julia were fantastic. Julia is a great host, she knows all the good spots, she recognises the plants and tells some marvelous stories. In a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three days of looking for orchids with Julia were fantastic. Julia is a great host, she knows all the good spots, she recognises the plants and tells some marvelous stories. In a short time we found about 25 species, all around Elounda. Including some very rare Ophrys species, that are endemic for Crete. If you interested in flowers and the... More 

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Julia J, Owner at Flowers of Crete Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you, Raoul. It was a pleasure. More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The wonderful flowers of Greece, Crete, I very estimate this magic of the nature; There are so special sorts, so pretty wildflowers, Sylokremida can grow 1 m high, the nicest are the wild orchids; Ophrys, viola and with a black velvet lip, she is to see everywhere in Greece from february to may, there are also many nice iris and... More 

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Julia J, Owner at Flowers of Crete Day Trips, responded to this review

Many thanks, Manuela. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is my fifth visit, stayed two weeks which is not enoughI go twice a year, julia takes us into the beautiful mountains, to see the endemic plants that she is an absolute expert on, and little villages and towns. In my spare time I paint with Julias guidance and help. A thoroughly fantastic holiday will go again soon fingers... More 

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Julia J, Owner at Flowers of Crete Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you Nadira, I am so glad you had another good time. My fingers crossed that we see you in November More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Having been unable to have a day out with Julia on our last visit to Crete, we had booked well in advance. She had warned us that flora and fauna weren't at their best in September but that she would still be able to give us an informative day out. We met at 10 am from our accommodation and were... More 

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Julia J, Owner at Flowers of Crete Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you both, so much. I thoroughly enjoyed our day out too and hope to see you sometime in the future. There is so much to see here :) More 

Westbury,Wilts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My husband read about this trip and we booked it when we were at home. The season for spring flowers was just about over but we had a wonderful day. Julia met us at our Appartments and we headed for the mountains. We stopped at a lovely place for coffe which had a great shop attached to it at amazing... More 

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Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We had seen a tripadvisor review about this trip in Crete so decided to enquire about it from Julia. Price and date agreed and we looked forward to it. It was for husband and myself. Last day of holiday and Julia arrived a little bit early to make sure she was on time for us. We had a lovely day... More 

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Julia J, Owner at Flowers of Crete Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you both It was a lovely day, although bereft of many flowers. It was a delight to see the first of the narcissus though and we were probably about a month too early for the Spiranthes spiralis orchid. Maybe next time :-) Julia More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

It was one of the best painting holidays I've been on with an added bonus of some of the most beautiful flowers to see. Julia is an exceptional host and her knowledge of flowers and Cretan plants and History of Crete is phenomenal. Am going back again for sure. This was my second trip in 5 months. The weather was... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We booked this trip with Julia months back, to go out in September knowing full well it wouldn't be a Flowers of Crete trip as the timing wasn't right; we just wanted to see parts of Crete we wouldn't see otherwise. A few days before, Julia emailed me to let me know she has a journalist and two women who... More 

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Julia J, Owner at Flowers of Crete Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi Both, Thank you for your review. Just wanted to clarify that the meal at Yiannis' taverna would have been the same even if he had taken my booking - it would just have arrived sooner. It is a very simple traditional taverna and, of course, the menu there is very limited. I am so glad you enjoyed your day... More 

birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We had a. Day with Julia yesterday, and as a none plant lover I have to admit I wasbt expecting to enjoy myself. However, Julia is fantastic company and was able to keep plantys and none plantys alike entertained. I found her informative without condescension which is a difficult trick to pull off. We saw a view if the island... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Our day out with Julia was the highlight of our holiday. We had a truly memorable day looking for orchids in the mountain meadows. We were lucky enough to find some due to Julia's expert knowledge. We saw and photographed many other equally beautiful wild flowers, as we wandered among the olive trees, to the sound of goat bells and... More 

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