Cretan history tour and visit to a pottery workshop
Attractions & guided tours

Cretan history tour and visit to a pottery workshop

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Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the Monastery of Arkadi
  • Depart from Rethymno
  • Taste local olive oil and learn more about local pottery
What to expect

This experience will start with a personalized pick-up service at around 7am-8am from your accommodation in Rethymno. After 30 minutes, you will arrive at the most important monastery of Crete – the historical Monastery of Arkadi where you will have one hour of free time to discover its beauty. There is also a small museum where many icons and monastic relics as well as weapons are exhibited.

After that, you will visit the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna with its historical findings from Homer’s era. You will then enjoy a guided tour to the pottery workshop “TSIKALARIO”, in the village of Margarites. Here Miss Helen will show you the art of pottery but, and you can create your own ceramic.

After lunch, you will be led to an olive oil manufactory. You will have the opportunity to learn how Cretan people did olive oil in the past and to taste this amazing product. The last destination will be Melidoni cave. You will discover an amazing cave full of stalactites and stalagmites but also, full of history. Melidoni cave is also called ‘Gerodospilios’. It was used for religious ceremonies. During the Minoan Civilisation, it was a place of worship for Talos, the bronze giant guardian of Crete who protected the island from enemies. After the visit to the cave you will come back to Rethymno at around 4.30pm – 5pm.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Pick-up/drop-off service
    • Transport
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (4-11 age)
    • Infants (0-3): free of charge
    Where

    Rethymno 741 00, Crete, Greece

    Meeting point:

    Let the partner know your address for the pick-up at the check-out in order to use the pick-up/drop-off service. You will receive the voucher with all details (exact pick-up time) by email one day before the activity takes place

    What to remember
    • Please provide your accommodation address and mobile phone number at the check-out in order to use the pick-up service. Arrange your pick-up by using the partner's contacts you will find on the voucher you will receive after booking
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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    Provider
    TRAVEL PATH
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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