Luxury living is just one part of the travel journey. The other and maybe the most memorable is the experiences – all these unique moments we live and we tend to remember for lifetime. Crete – as the biggest island of Greece – has plenty of hidden treasures to explore. Discover the island, guided by locals and transform your regular holidays into a magnificent travel experience that you will always talk about it.
And who knows… it could a reason to visit Crete again.
The famous museum and archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna, as well as the picturesque village of Margarites, known for its ceramics, are in close proximity and definitely worth visiting.The city of Eleftherna was built between 970 – 820 BC by the Dorians (northern Greeks) that came to the island at that period.
The city was one of the strongest and richest cities of Crete. It had a port that was located at Fodele bay. Through that port, the city could trade and communicate with the rest of the cities on Crete, continental Greece, Cyprus, and even cities in Africa.
Starting from the small village Eleftherna, we shall hike through the ruins of the ancient city, where will have the opportunity to admire the Byzantine tower at the city’s entrance, the Roman reservoirs, and tunnels, the acropolis, and the Hellenistic bridge. After our exploration, we will visit the local archeological museum. We will continue hiking through the beautiful countryside we end up at the pottery village of Margarites, where we can enjoy our lunch.There we will have the choice to visit the ceramic workshops and be introduced to the traditional art of pottery which is flourished there from the Minoan period until nowadays.
- Experienced, English speaking trekking guide
- Free transport from/to your hotel with our vans. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Lunch pack (water, energy bar, fruits, juice box)
- Lunch (wine, soft drinks, water)
- Trekking equipment (trekking poles, backpack) upon request