Trekking Arkadi, Eleftherna, Margarites
The starting point of our walk is the famous Arkadi Monastery which played a major role in the
Cretan Uprise against the Ottoman Empire in 1866. From there we follow the E4 path towards
the East over rocky terrain that gives us a great view on the north coast and takes us along a valley
where we can see the ruins of an abandoned monastery and a small spring.
After this we arrive at Eleftherna where we have a short break for refreshments. We will continue
through the valleys that surround Eleftherna and will pass quite some remains of this ancient city
which we can see from quite close, though they are all behind fences. You can also marvel at very
old, beautifully shaped, olive trees. We have a picnic break with a splendid view somewhere along
After passing by the beautiful remains of a tiny village we will descend into the last valley which is
green and lush.
Our final destination Margarites village is well known for its rich pottery tradition and its historical
architecture. Here you will have some free time to enjoy all this and maybe try out the local
cuisine in the tavern in the village center.
Walking Distance: 12km
Walking Duration: 4-5h
English speaking escort
Bottle of Mineral water
Duration: +/- 8 hrs
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