Margarites town
Mylopotamos, Rethymno
Margarites (GR: Μαργαρίτες) with 300 inhabitants, is located 27 kilometers from Rethymnon at 300 m above sea level near the amcient town of Eleftherna. Margarites, is a village with Venetian roots, mentioned by sixteenth-century travellers. In the nineteenth century, Margarites was a flourishing town, whose centuries-old ceramic tradition began at least as early as the Ottoman period. Margarites is undoubtedly the most important pottery centre in western Crete.
Visitors can still visit the remains of stone-built workshops and pottery kilns that once produced all of the necessary household utensils, including storage vessels, ritual vases, and even toys. Nowadays, modern ceramic workshops produce a variety of utilitarian and decorative objects.
Margarites also features many churches, the most important of which is the church of Saint John the Evangelist, which dates to 1383. Near the village is a dependency of the Karakallou Monastery of Mount Athos.

In and/or around Margarites town:
(within a radius of 50 Km)

Apartments Christina Panormo
at 8.7km(N) from Margarites town
Apartments Christina

Captains House Traditional Hotel Suites Panormo
at 8.8km(N) from Margarites town
Captains House Traditional Hotel Suites

Stone Village Hotel Apartments**** Bali
at 10.7km(NE) from Margarites town
Stone Village Hotel Apartments****

Bali Star Hotel*** Bali
at 11.5km(NE) from Margarites town
Bali Star Hotel***

Bali Beach Hotel*** Bali
at 11.8km(NE) from Margarites town
Bali Beach Hotel***

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