May 8, 2015

Suggested Trips around Crete



Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete



Take a trip back to nature by visiting the Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete. Located 18 km away from Akali Hotel, the Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete offer a large variety of trees from all over the world, medicinal and ornamental plants as well as animals. Tip: The best time to visit the park is early in the morning in order to avoid the heat and enjoy an excellent meal based on local organic products in the park's restaurant. For those that wish to escape from the city's noise it is an ideal choice.


Operating Hours:
March to November (daily): First entrance at 9:00 am - Last entrance one hour prior to sunset.  


Contact
15th km, National road of Hania
Fournes, Omalos, Crete
Mobile phone.: 6976860573
email: info@botanical-park.gr




Balos & Gramvousa (Day Trip)



Paradise isn’t so far after all…only 1 hour approximately (sailing time) away from the Port of Kissamos one may find absolute paradise. Every morning you may select among many boats which sail off to Gramvoussa Island and Balos lagoon (tip: pre-book your tickets in order to assure your seat and don't forget your umbrella and sunscreen) and return in the late afternoon. At Gramvousa, besides enjoying the crystal clear waters, you may visit the Venetian castle built between 1579 & 1584. Balos and Gramvousa, the breathtaking beaches with coral sand, for sure will be a lifetime memory. 







Lake Kournas


For those that wish to visit an alternative destination other than those of the famous beaches of Crete, Kournas lake is a lovely choice. Located approximately 45km away from Akali Hotel, Kournas lake offers you a variety of activities such as walking around the lake, swimming, paddle boat ridding and finally tasting traditional Cretan dishes in one of the taverns. A beautiful landscape in a valley surrounded by hills is waiting for you to explore it.






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