Margarites Village

Margarites village

Margarites village is located around 20 km from Kapsaliana Village Hotel, and boasts a long tradition in ceramic art. In fact, it is a listed traditional settlement where pottery has been the main occupation and source of income of its inhabitants until recently. Visiting it will offer you a picturesque window into modern village life as you traverse the stone-paved streets passing by weathered, stone-built houses adorned with a marvellous display of their ceramic craftsmanship. Make sure you visit the potter shops to admire the artisanship and creativity close-up, thus keeping the community’s legacy alive.


Local insight

Tip: The route from Kapsaliana to Arkadi, Eleftherna, Margarites and back, is particularly scenic, combining a striking landscape with amazing vistas. Make sure you include them all in your itinerary and spend the day site-seeing our environs. Also south of Kapsaliana Village hotel, Amari is one of the most beautiful and untouched corners of Cretan mainland, dotted with quaint, little villages, in which you may get a taste of real Cretan life.

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