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MONASTERY OF ARKADI ELEFTHERNA, MARGARITES

Description: We start this excursion at the most impressive and historic monastery of Arkadi which is historical symbol, linked to the national pride of the Cretan people as it played a significant role in the Cretan revolt against Ottoman rule in 1866. We then head to Eleftherna, a village of natural beauty. Here we find the ruins of the ancient city of Eleftherna, one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete. We visit the museum and its exhibits that come mostly from the “Nekropolis”. Let us discover ancient customs and habits related to death and the underworlds, as well as the reality of the descriptions of the poems of Homer. Our next destination is the village of Margarites, famous for its pottery art and production. Strolling through the narrow streets of Margarites, we will see doorframes of stonemade houses with beautiful decoration from the times of Venetian rule. The village gives a real sense of how Cretan villages used to be in past centuries. There is an optional visit to the pottery workshop. Enjoy a delicious local traditional meal at the central square of the village with the beautiful view to the olive groves.

Price includes:
Transport with a/c deluxe taxi/mini van/mini bus
English speaking driver
Entrance tickets
Bottle of Mineral water & Snack
Duration : +/- 5 hrs

Please contact concierge for further information

- BOOK DIRECT BENEFITS -
Special discounts
Welcome treat in room
Early Check in / Late check out (upon request)
In the heart of Rethymno’s Old Town
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