The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

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Greece - Crete - Chania

Institution Code: CHAN

BGCI Member: No

Botanical Garden at MAICh
Botanical Garden at MAICh

Main Address:
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
Alsyllio Agrokepiou, P.O.Box 85,
Makedonias str
Crete 73100 Greece

Telephone: +30 28210 35000 (553)
Fax: +30 28210 35001
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Alkinoos Nikolaidis
    Curator's Name: Christini Fournaraki
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Polyxeni Galani
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 2000
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Latitude: 35.5090
    Longitude: 24.0253
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanic garden of threatened and endemic plants of Crete - MAICh
  • Local Address: Makedonias str, Alsyllio Agrokypiou, P.O. Box 85
  • Locality: City: Chania
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Number of Visitors: 1000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 510
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 137
  • Special Collections:collection of 137 species of endemic, rare and endangered plants of Crete

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes