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Krasi and the oldest tree

Krasi was one of the few Cretan villages to survive the Nazi devastation of World War 2. It is on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
malholme
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Lewes, United Kingdom
Stunning !!

We came in beautiful village Krasri by Happy Train tour from Stalis which stopped here for about 90... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
BalkrishnaShroff
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Mumbai, India
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Main Square, Krasi, Crete 700 05, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Krasi was one of the few Cretan villages to survive the Nazi devastation of World War 2. It is on a hill overlooking the Lassithi plain, and is very photogenic. In the centre of the village is a huge 2000 year old plane tree with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

We came in beautiful village Krasri by Happy Train tour from Stalis which stopped here for about 90 minutes. The monumental tree was gigantic. People claim it is one of the oldest in Europe and about 2000 years old. Now days local feasts take place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BalkrishnaShroff
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It is around 1 hour far from Heraklion but worth to visit. The tree is a giant creature. In from of the tree they have a spring water. The village is beautiful and locals are very welcoming.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Faranak84
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The tree is situated in the beautiful grounds of a taverna. The size of the trunk is off the scale,over 14 meters in diameter, a must see on your visit to Krasi.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mick L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

well worth a visit, the local are very welcoming and friendly, the locals offer you home made raki and home grown fruit. Go sit in the shade of the tree and enjoy a meal and a drink. we went on the happy train.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tracy r
Reviewed 23 June 2018

EVERY time I come to Krasi I am amazed at the size of this plane tree which dominates the main square of the village. My latest visit came during a tour of the Lassithi Plateau and it involved two interesting changes. The first is that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank singhasam
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

When I Reade in the guide that the tree was the main attraction of the village I though "what a stupidity". But once there, the tree is impressive. The biggest one that I had seen in Europe. Altogether with the fountain in front of it,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PhileasFoggdelBorn
Reviewed 15 June 2018

To see it in person is the only way to fully appreciate the height of this natural gem. Its height and width is colossal.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jon C
Reviewed 10 April 2018

What a privelege to see such a magnificent tree. It grows next to a natural spring and clearly loves where it is located. Amazing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sajt293
Reviewed 1 November 2017

cant believe a tree can be so old, 2000 to be precise, this is opposite the fountain, im glad its been made a greek monument, nice restaurant under this for sitting in the shade with a coffee or wine and sit and absorb the history...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lisa84Sissi
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