Arkadi-Margarites-olive factory-Melidoni cave

The Cretan history awaits for you to be explored

Tour description

In this private tour we will enter deep into the history by visiting Arkadi Monastery and museum of Eleftherna, we will visit colorful villages and dare to go inside a natural constructed cave.

In more details, our first visit will be the historical monastery of Arkadi, which has a unique natural beauty, a sagnificant backgraound from early years and many legends deeply rooted in time. Arkadi is considered as an experiential and spiritual experience.

In our next stop we will have the opportunity to admire the newest museum in Crete, the museum of Eleftherna, with it's various heirlooms from the ancient minoan ages.

After our exploration through history, we will walk around Margarites, a very colorful and picturesque village, well known for it's pottery tradition, which goes many generation back. There we will watch how the pots are being hand thrown and maybe help in the procedure. 

Our lunch break will take place in the middle of the village, in the square, in an outdoor taverna with a valley view.

Nextly our mini tour in the olive oil factory awaits us. There the owner will welcome us with a small taste of their products, which are mainly olive oil and raki (tsikoudia in the cretan dialogue) and explain to us the earlier and the modern production procedure.

Finally we will enter the Melidoni, a natural formed cave, which is estimated from the late Neolithic period, as indeticated by the numerous neolithic tools and items found inside. Melidoni cave has mythological reference considering Zeus as well as a historical importancy during the cretan revolution against the Turks.

Duration: 8 hours approximately 

9.00 am. Pick up from your location with an air conditioned vehicle and cold water bottles.

17.30 pm. Drop off to your location.

→ Our philosophy is to offer customized and private excursions, so changes in any of the existed tours can be organised upon request

Cost

per person 85€ (all included)

Duration

8 hours

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