In the East, within a distance of about 14 km away the village of Margarites is situated.
Margarites are undoubtedly the most important pottery center of the
Western Crete. Leave your vehicle outside the village on the north or south
entrance and walk.
Meet the village streets, visit the
churches, go to the monastery and then pick the coffee shop where you will
drink coffee, soda or raki.
See the sea from afar,
muse, buy pottery for your home, and at noon have lunch in one of the many taverns. In the central square you can visit the Museum of Ceramics. Here rich collection of local pottery is housed. We also suggest visiting one of the most important monuments of Margarites:
The Late Minoan vaulted tomb dating from 1350 BC which is located in the northeast of the village, east of the junction towards Orthe. A long sloping corridor, built from both sides with large hewn stones, leads to a circular domed chamber of the tomb.