TRUE CRETE

TRUE CRETE

VOSAKOS MONASTERY - CAVE SFENTONι - AXOS VILLAGE - MARGARITES

The sacred Vosakos Monastery is placed beyond the North Slope in a unique natural location, on the plateau of the Tallos Mountain Built in the 17th century.
Next visit is the Cave Sfentoni, which is one of the most beautiful caves in Greece, rich on stalactites and stalagmites.

 



Next Destination: Axos Village. Axos used to be an important ancient city.
Over the years it has become an interesting tourist destination. In the family Tavern ‘Axos’ you will be welcomed to enjoy authentic Cretan delights made by pure natural products.



After lunch, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of agriculture activities such as milking, cheese making, preparing traditional pies named ‘kallitsounia' and distilling Cretan raki.



Walking down the small village roads under the blue sky, surrounded by the mountains view, you will have the chance to see one of the rarest species of hawks! Moving on, you will visit a traditional waving workshop where visitors may see Cretan looms.


The last stop will be at Margarites Village, located between green rolling hills of the Rethymnon region.


The village is well known for its pottery which the visitor can purchase along with other items of traditional art - local craft shops are open to welcome tourists. Margarites are worth exploring: By walking through the village, you will see beautifully decorated doors and walls, which date from the period of the Venetian occupation.
Along with the narrow streets, they form an impressing example of traditional Cretan architecture.