Margarites – Ancient Eleftherna
A trip through time and history… Our path starts in the small village of Margarites well-known for its history of ceramics.
We follow the path along the valley to the tiny church of Agia Paraskevi decorated with old frescoes and arches. Over the ridge, we follow the path down to the extensive archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna. It used to be a very important city during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and the many ancient ruins can still be admired today. We follow the track down to the well-preserved Hellenistic stone bridge. In the shade of huge plane trees and oaks the old, cobbled footpath takes us on to Lagka neighbourhood. The old village buildings display traditional architecture and many secrets of local, village life. From here the old path, lined with ancient carob trees, leads us back to Margarites, where we find out more about the ancient pottery techniques by following a hands-on demonstration by one of the local potters!
- English-speaking host from hotel pick-up to hotel drop-off
- Private transfers (hotel to Margarites + Margarites to hotel)
- Personal expenses
CIRCULAR ROUTE: If you have your own transport (e.g. hire car) then we can arrange for you to meet your tour leader at the start of the hike – contact us for the exact meeting point
Hiking time (approx.): 5 hrs + stops
Elevation difference: 250m – 380m – 200m – 250m
Walking on: Path (sometimes uneven terrain, earth and stones), dirt track, paved stone path, small asphalt roads.
Suitable for: Anyone in good health who enjoys hiking, children over 12 yrs.
Don´t forget your: Hiking boots (closed/sports shoes), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, snack/fruit, camera, hiking poles (advisable).
Dates and prices
This trip can be organised all year (weather permitting).
We do not have a fixed/weekly programme,
all trips are upon request and depend on availability.
Contact us for an offer!
The pottery village of Margarites
Ancient Eleftherna and Hellenistic bridge
Stunning views and varied scenery
Small groups (max.8-10 persons)