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Our Gardens

Danai Beach Resort occupies a private area of 40,000 m2 gifted with lush vegetation and an uninhibited view to the sea. On our garden grounds you have the opportunity to visit a Botanical Garden and a Tree & Flower Garden.

BOTANICAL GARDEN
A "bouquet of aromas", full of taste and healing properties, from nature to you. A collection of herbs such as: chamomile, mint, lavender, rosemary, basil, oregano, horseradish, echinacea, parsley, coriander, aloe vera, hibiscus. One of the reasons our dishes are so aromatic is the regular use of freshly cut herbs from our garden! You will find most of them at the Danai Beach Resort 5th Avenue street market!
  • About the herbs:
Chamomile is a daisy-like plant of the Asteraceae family. Its dried flowers make a herbal tea well known for its calming and relaxing properties. It facilitates sleep, soothes stomach ache and it is alternatively used to brighten natural blonde hair.
Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family. A well known herb with a distinctive aroma and a variety of uses: as a condiment, a drink, in healing, in aromatherapy, in decoration - even for protecting clothes from moths. The essential oil extracted from lavender has been used in perfumes, bath and cosmetic products since ancient times. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Infusions of lavender soothe and heal insect bites and burns. The oil extract cures headaches. The seeds and flowers placed in small sachets and kept by your bedside aid relaxation.
Aloe Vera acts as an antibacterial and antifungal gel that is excellent for acne, cracked lips, dermatitis, burns and bruises, sunburn, sunspots, cold sores, cuts, ulcers, inflamed gums, tooth plaque. This centuries-old, fast acting, soothing agent, should be in every medicine cabinet. Aloe Vera offers remarkable moisturizing benefits that help condition the skin, making it smooth and healthy. As a juice it is commonly used to relieve digestive discomfort.
Rosemary, a native of the Mediterranean, also a member of the mint family, is a woody perennial herb used as a decorative plant in gardens, but with many culinary and medicinal uses. Its name comes from the Latin “ros marinus” (dew of the sea). According to Greek mythology it was draped around the Greek goddess Aphrodite, when she rose from the sea, born of Ouranos' semen. The Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a white-blossomed rosemary bush, when she was resting, and the flowers turned blue: The shrub then became known as the "Rose of Mary". It is reputed to improve the memory and is used as a symbol of remembrance.

TREE & FLOWER GARDEN
The Resort is built in the woods. A unique landscape that combines a hilly side with a variety of conifers, a tamer surrounding of garden flowers and an open view to the sea -all under the rejuvenating Greek sun! We invite you to take a long walk and enjoy the aromas and unique colors of the numerous flowers blossoming around Danai Beach Resort.
  • About the flowers
Amaryllis symbolizes pride, timidity, determination and radiant beauty.
Hyacinth stands for sincerity, forgiveness, regret, games and playful joy. The name comes from the Greek Hyakinthos and is first mentioned in Homer, being the name of a youth accidentally killed by the god Apollo.
Chrysanthemum in yellow symbolizes slighted love and jealousy, and in white absolute truth and fidelity.
Cyclamen flowers, native to the Mediterranean basin, stand for resignation and farewell.
Marigold is said to come from Mary's Gold. Marigold flowers were "golden gifts" offered to the Virgin by the poor who could not afford to give actual gold. It symbolizes passion.
Delphinium hybrid or Larkspur, as it is commonly known, symbolizes protection and encouragement, while Gardenias stand for secret love.
Queen Anne's Lace means sanctuary and Wisteria flowers immortality and longevity. Roses in pink symbolize gratitude, in red love and desire, in white respect and in yellow friendship.
Daisy stands for purity, innocence and loyal love.
Hibiscus is the synonym of delicate beauty, whereas Tulip the symbol of abundance and prosperity.
  • About the trees
You will frequently see ivy covered walls around the Resort. Ivy walls are considered to bring a building in peace with nature. You can read your favorite book in the shadow of a palm tree a symbol of peace and opportunity. In many cultures, palms also symbolize victory and fertility. Nowadays they are THE sign of the tropics and a trademark of exotic vacations!
Many of our guests are impressed by the Queen Magnolia tree standing in front of the Reception - especially when in bloom! Others admire our olive trees; some of them were planted here over 200 years ago.  
The variety of trees in Danai’s gardens seems … endless. Conifers like the fir tree are symbols of springtime, fortitude and immortality. Orange trees symbolize innocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness.
Willows symbolize motherhood and knowledge and are one of the first signs of spring. Cherry trees mean awakenings and rebirth; oaks, the mightiest of trees stand for strength and courage!

 

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