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Biotopoi Nature Park

#15 of 73 things to do in Rethymnon Features Animals
Kastelakia | Kastelakia, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 693 682 0900
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Very enjoyable morning

Had a wonderful tour of the nature reserve, seeing the different animals and being educated on the... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Majorrob234
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Fab place. See it

A super place with sweet wise inspirering guides in a naturpark with fantastic plants and animals... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Anne L
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The Park has the concept of a rich biodiversity ecosystem of Crete. The visitors are guided though the rich wild vegetation of the park with the plants of Cretan traditional cookery, the aromatic medical herbs, the beautiful wild flowers from Crete and a lot of animals that live in this ecosystem. Crete with 10% endemic species gave a reasonable target to create this non profit park, to show the exotic flora and fauna of our island.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Kastelakia | Kastelakia, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour of the nature reserve, seeing the different animals and being educated on the flora and fauna of Crete. Our little one (3) really enjoyed it, especially the rabbits and tortoise!

1  Thank Majorrob234
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

A super place with sweet wise inspirering guides in a naturpark with fantastic plants and animals. See it!!!! The Best Thing I saw in Rethymnon.

2  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Small garden with guided tours by mostly young people doing internships. There are a lot of herbs and different animals as well as a litte cave to see. The view over Rethimo is fantastic. You get a lemon-water at the beginning and end and have...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little nature reserve which is maintained by volunteers, who will guide you through a small trail showing the native flowers and fauna of Crete. There is a small collection of rabbits and lizards. The key is here is not to expect...More

2  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The walk to the park was nice, going uphill. Park itself is small, but people (volunteers) are doing great work - they tell a lot about plants and animals. That was quite interesting excursion. Our small child was happy to feed bunnies and chickens.

1  Thank Alla K
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's not a very big deal. Just a small park, but it seems like you're visiting friends that work here because they love it and beacuse they care for it. We loved the visit.

2  Thank PalleDrost
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Although we were a bit sceptic of being given a guided tour, I'm glad we stuck with it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we found the tour really interesting. And I got to hold a 3 week old chameleon! You get plenty of time...More

2  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

There are plants that are natural to Greece and can be seen growing to demonstrate the habitat. There are some captive reptiles such as a tortoise, some chameleons a snake and iguana. There are also some rabbits. There is a school activity centre attached to...More

1  Thank SUSAN S
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is not English Heritage, 😳you can't take a pushchair and it's not suitable for the less mobile. But it is delightful! A real gem and a great way to spend an hour or two. If the kids are bored with sand, take them here!...More

2  Thank Joda1988
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The park is a little hard to find but its definitivly worth it! They currently have baby chameleons there, very cute. You can even feed them. Also snakes, cretan rabbits and so on. All is completly original, nothinghas been planted! Alot of typical herbs of...More

1  Thank Jonas F
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