Crete is an island full of beautiful flowers. There are more than 2,000 species of plants, and a huge percent of them are endemic to Crete. Lots of flowers grow in the Chania area, especially in the Lefka Ori mountain range (White Mountains), Heraklion, and the Rethymnon area.
During April and May Crete is abundantly covered with wildflowers. There are wild orchids, coloured chamomile, poppies, anemones, iris, field gladiolus, etc. You can go hiking or organize a jeep safari to see all the beauty of wildflowers in Crete. Springtime is the best time for discovering and enjoying the massive array of beautiful flowers in Crete. However, the flowering continues through summer and well into October.