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It's a tree

The tree is pretty impessive looking and nice thing to see. The area though is really minimal, just... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Patience is worth finding this beautiful tree

We were on our way to see the Botanical gardens of crete and decided to throw in an extra... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Phee N
Havant, United Kingdom
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3 Nov 2018
“It's a tree”
9 Nov 2016
“Patience is worth finding this beautiful tree”
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

The tree is pretty impessive looking and nice thing to see. The area though is really minimal, just a small cafe near the tree and nothing else. We stopped there on a bus tour from Elafonissi beach. Wouldn't go there just to see the tree.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were on our way to see the Botanical gardens of crete and decided to throw in an extra stop. Well several stops in fact as trying to find this proved a little difficult as we were taking the road through Galatas down from the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Phee N
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Many may say it is just a tree, it might be true, but it has survived all sorts of events throughout its existence. The locals have a huge respect for the olive trees, they depend on them. preserving such old tree is important. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ana C
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I had heard about this tree and the accompanying taverna and spring water and thought that it was a must see on our drive to Elafonissi. It's not that easy to find, as there are few signs that are subtle, but they do direct you...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Joey E
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We didn't have any trouble finding this tree because our bus tour to Elafonissi Beach stopped at Skapanis Taverna, which is where the tree is located. The whole area is replete with tall trees, and the taverna is very quaint and filled with reasonably priced...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 15 September 2014

Great taverna close by, beautiful location, fascinating tree and very photographic. We only found it by chance by reading the guidebook.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Chachani
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We rented a car so we were free to drive around the island and we decided to try and find this amazing tree. We drove by the first time, as it's not that easy to find and there wasn't anyone there to ask. But we...More

Date of experience: August 2013
6  Thank Eva A
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Were recommended to see this tree by Manolis from the Skapanis Taverna (see separate review) and he showed us how to get there from the Lassithi Plateau. The tree is at the back of the village but is well worth finding. It has been well...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank David B
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

After searching the area for about 30 minutes we gave up! No information and the locals don't seem to know about this either!! Good luck if you can find it :-/ Shame!

2  Thank CTKev
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The Plane tree is an amazing sight. You can get up close to it - plenty of photo opportunities! It situated in an olive grove with a taverna. It's very peaceful (not many visitors) and the taverna owners very friendly (limited English spoken). If you...More

Date of experience: May 2013
10  Thank Somuchtosee01
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