Cretan stories: when craft meets history...From Rethymno

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Departs: Heraklion, Heraklion

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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When History meets art and craft. This excursion is for those who want to discover Crete from Rethymnon without a long way driving in bus.

We start from the most important monastery of Crete:
The Historical Monastery of Arkadi.

After that, we will visit the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna with its historical findings from Homer’s era. Afterward, you will enjoy a guided tour to the pottery workshop “TSIKALARIO", where Mrs Helen will show us the art of pottery.

Right after, in a 2 km distance only, you will visit Margarites village where you will have free time for a lunch or a walk.

The last destination on that excursion is Melidoni cave at an altitude of 220 meters. You will discover an amazing cave filled full with stalactites and stalagmites, but also full of History.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Pick-up & drop off in Bali, Panormo,Skaleta,Adele,Platanias,Rethymno,Atsipopoulo,Kavros,Georgioupoli

What's Not Included

Entrance fees about 10€/ person

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Monastery of Arkadi
Our guide will explain you in the bus the history of the Monastery. Then you will have free time to feel this history and visit all the rooms.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Archea Eleftherna
Come and discover the local and religious life of the ancient Eleftherna from 3000 BC until 1300 AC.
4€ fees are required for the museum entrance.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Let's go for some craft. Margarites village is wellknown for its pottery. Before to have free time to enjoy a lunch or a walk in the village, you will go in Tsikalario workshop to learn about ceramic conception and why not, doing your own pottery.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Melidoni Cave
Let's explore the impressive cave of Melidoni, important in the revolution during the Turks occupation.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Tsikalario cretan ceramics
We will visit the ceramic workshop, near of Margarites village. It's like a museum about the ceramic art and history. Mrs Helen, the owner and the artist, will show you live how the clay becomes an object to use....

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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