Arkadi Monastery – Margarites – Archaeological Museum of Eleftherna

Main Excursion Information

Holy Monastery of Arkadi

Visit the historic monastery of Arkadi. The first form of the monastery was probably built either during the period 961 to 1014, or in the first years of Venetian rule. The monastery of Arkadi is located in the prefecture of Rethymno, one of the most important historical places of Crete, which receives especially during the summer season thousands of visitors. raised the demand for Cretan freedom and stirred up the philhellenic feelings of Europe. UNESCO has designated Arkadi a European Monument of Freedom.

Daisies

Then visit Margarites of Rethymno, discovering the art of Clay and the picturesque landscapes of the village. The area is the largest pottery center in Western Crete and one of the largest in Greece -and not unfairly- as it has a long tradition in this field. The main reason is the excellent quality and in large stocks, raw material available which is none other than clay soil. Although a trademark, it is not the only feature of the area, since Margarites is also of historical interest. It is an area that flourished culturally for centuries, from the beginning of the Venetian occupation onwards, something that is evident in its architecture until today. In fact, in Venetian documents of the time, they are referred to as “Magarites” and there is probably hidden the etymology of their name (magarikon meant clay) and not in the favorite flower that, nevertheless, exists in abundance.

Archaeological Museum of Eleftherna

The Museum of the Archaeological Site of Eleftherna – Homer in Crete is the first museum of an archaeological site in Crete. Although smaller in size, it is similar to those of Olympia, Delphi and Vergina. It was created to house the results of the excavations carried out for thirty years in the ancient city of Eleftherna.The originality of this museum, apart from the fact that the Homeric world in Crete is verified, also consists in the fact that the objects of the permanent exhibition will be periodically renewed by new and older findings of the excavations. In this way, the interest of the public will be continuous and will be related to the discovery and expansion of the ongoing excavation work at the archaeological site. The exhibition is framed by original and modern audiovisual applications.

Additional information:

PRICELIST:

Passengers

Low Season

High Season

Up to – 4 persons

120€

160€

Up to – 7 persons

180€

220€

Up to – 16 persons

240€

290€

Up to – 21 persons

270€

320€

EXCURSION DURATION :

7 – 8 hours

PICK-UP FROM:

09:00 (Flexible pick-up time from your hotel.)

RETURN:

16:00 (indicatively based on departure time)

 

INCLUDED:

Flexible pick-up time from your hotel.

Bottle of water for each passenger in the vehicle.

Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles.

Services certified with civil liability ISO: 9001.

All taxes.

Child seats (upon request).

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Entrances, for Knossos & the Museum.

GuideFood & Beverage

OPTIONAL:

Official guide at extra charge

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF PROTECTION MEASURES FOR COVID-19

Contactless Payment – Cloth masks for drivers – Cleaning of its internal surfaces.

Contact

PHONE:

+30 6989298325

E-mail:

luxurytransferscrete@gmail.com

ViberWhatsApp

FIND A TAXI TRANSFER SERVICE – MINIVAN – MINIBUS

We are specialized in providing high quality passenger transportation service to and from all airports, ports, bus stations in Crete and to any destination in Crete.

We also provide transfer services for day trips to all attractions in Crete and for wedding and conference events.

Our fleet consists of luxury vehicles Taxis – Minibuses – Buses and we are ready to make your stay in Crete an unforgettable experience.

Our private tours are unique because they are completely special. Book a private tour with us and we will show you the most amazing sights in Crete. If there’s anything you want to see, just let us know. We can also offer a full range of additional transfer services for groups or businesses. Wedding shuttle service – Handicapped shuttle service.

 

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Arkadi Monastery – Margarites – Archaeological Museum of Eleftherna

Main Excursion Information

Holy Monastery of Arkadi

Visit the historic monastery of Arkadi. The first form of the monastery was probably built either during the period 961 to 1014, or in the first years of Venetian rule. The monastery of Arkadi is located in the prefecture of Rethymno, one of the most important historical places of Crete, which receives especially during the summer season thousands of visitors. raised the demand for Cretan freedom and stirred up the philhellenic feelings of Europe. UNESCO has designated Arkadi a European Monument of Freedom.

Daisies

Then visit Margarites of Rethymno, discovering the art of Clay and the picturesque landscapes of the village. The area is the largest pottery center in Western Crete and one of the largest in Greece -and not unfairly- as it has a long tradition in this field. The main reason is the excellent quality and in large stocks, raw material available which is none other than clay soil. Although a trademark, it is not the only feature of the area, since Margarites is also of historical interest. It is an area that flourished culturally for centuries, from the beginning of the Venetian occupation onwards, something that is evident in its architecture until today. In fact, in Venetian documents of the time, they are referred to as “Magarites” and there is probably hidden the etymology of their name (magarikon meant clay) and not in the favorite flower that, nevertheless, exists in abundance.

Archaeological Museum of Eleftherna

The Museum of the Archaeological Site of Eleftherna – Homer in Crete is the first museum of an archaeological site in Crete. Although smaller in size, it is similar to those of Olympia, Delphi and Vergina. It was created to house the results of the excavations carried out for thirty years in the ancient city of Eleftherna.The originality of this museum, apart from the fact that the Homeric world in Crete is verified, also consists in the fact that the objects of the permanent exhibition will be periodically renewed by new and older findings of the excavations. In this way, the interest of the public will be continuous and will be related to the discovery and expansion of the ongoing excavation work at the archaeological site. The exhibition is framed by original and modern audiovisual applications.

Additional information:

PRICELIST:

Passengers

Low Season

High Season

Up to – 4 persons

120€

160€

Up to – 7 persons

180€

220€

Up to – 16 persons

240€

290€

Up to – 21 persons

270€

320€

EXCURSION DURATION :

7 – 8 hours

PICK-UP FROM:

09:00 (Flexible pick-up time from your hotel.)

RETURN:

16:00 (indicatively based on departure time)

 

INCLUDED:

Flexible pick-up time from your hotel.

Bottle of water for each passenger in the vehicle.

Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles.

Services certified with civil liability ISO: 9001.

All taxes.

Child seats (upon request).

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Entrances, for Knossos & the Museum.

GuideFood & Beverage

OPTIONAL:

Official guide at extra charge

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF PROTECTION MEASURES FOR COVID-19

Contactless Payment – Cloth masks for drivers – Cleaning of its internal surfaces.

Contact

PHONE:

+30 6989298325

E-mail:

luxurytransferscrete@gmail.com

ViberWhatsApp

FIND A TAXI TRANSFER SERVICE – MINIVAN – MINIBUS

We are specialized in providing high quality passenger transportation service to and from all airports, ports, bus stations in Crete and to any destination in Crete.

We also provide transfer services for day trips to all attractions in Crete and for wedding and conference events.

Our fleet consists of luxury vehicles Taxis – Minibuses – Buses and we are ready to make your stay in Crete an unforgettable experience.

Our private tours are unique because they are completely special. Book a private tour with us and we will show you the most amazing sights in Crete. If there’s anything you want to see, just let us know. We can also offer a full range of additional transfer services for groups or businesses. Wedding shuttle service – Handicapped shuttle service.

 

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