Margarites is a traditional, village south east (35km) of Rethymnon town, well known for its hand made pottery “industry”.
Tradition says that pottery in Margarites is as old Minoan Civilization, specializing in small clay pots.
Thrapsano in Heraklion, Tsikalaria in Chania, Kendri in Ierapetra were the other three pottery centers each specializing on different household items.
A very pleasant excursion out of Rethymnon that can include the visit at the local pottery studios and the chance to watch the process live, or visit Ancient Eleftherna near by and the historic Monastery of Arkadi.
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