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Margarites Gorge

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Margarites is a renowned village in the Milopotamos province, celebrated for its stunning architecture and traditional pottery. The broader region, encompassing the villages of Margarites, Orthe and Eleftherna, is characterized by a sequence of small, parallel gorges. Tiny watercourses like Margaritianos meander northwards, contributing to the Geropotamos River. These gorges are carved into the white-yellow marly limestone from the Upper Miocene era (8-10 million years ago), a result of the area’s uplift and water erosion.

The gorges’ most striking features are their abundant flora and extraordinary environment. Small groups of horizontally branched cypresses (Cupressus sempervirens var horizontal) blend with low shrubs, wildflowers, and aromatic plants. The local authorities have fashioned small trails that reveal the area’s beauty to visitors.

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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Margarites Gorge located?

Margarites Gorge is located in the Rethymno Region of Crete, Greece.

Is Margarites Gorge suitable for hiking?

Yes, Margarites Gorge is suitable for hiking. However, it is recommended to have proper hiking gear and to be in good physical condition.

What is the difficulty level of hiking in Margarites Gorge?

The difficulty level of hiking in Margarites Gorge is moderate. There are some steep and rocky parts, but it is generally manageable for most hikers.

What is the best time to visit Margarites Gorge?

The best time to visit Margarites Gorge is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is mild and the vegetation is lush.

Are there any entrance fees for Margarites Gorge?

No, there are no entrance fees for Margarites Gorge.

Is it safe to hike in Margarites Gorge?

Yes, it is generally safe to hike in Margarites Gorge. However, it is important to be cautious and aware of your surroundings, especially during rainy or windy weather.

What are some of the highlights of Margarites Gorge?

Some of the highlights of Margarites Gorge include the stunning natural scenery, the crystal-clear waters of the river, and the impressive rock formations.

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Stays near Margarites Gorge

  • 9 / 10
  • Μαργαρίτες Ρέθυμνο

Located in Margarítai, 6 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna and 27 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, CASA CANTICO provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation offers a patio.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

The villa offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at CASA CANTICO, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Psiloritis National Park is 38 km from the accommodation, while Arkadi Monastery is 14 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 65 km from CASA CANTICO.

  • 70 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Μαργαρίτες

Situated in Margarítai in the Crete Region, 41 km from Heraklio Town, Mon Emvasia Margarites Villas boasts a seasonal outdoor pool. Bali is 12 km away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

All units include a dining area and a seating area with a satellite TV. All units feature a terrace and/or balcony with sea or mountain views. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher. An oven and coffee machine are also provided. Bed linen is offered.

Mon Emvasia Margarites Villas also includes a barbecue.

Hiking is possible in the surrounding area. The Museum of Ancient Eleutherna can be reached within proximity. Réthymno Town is 20 km from Mon Emvasia Margarites Villas. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 44 km from Mon Emvasia Margarites Villas.

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€145

/night

  • 380 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Margarites

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Dim Art Traditional Villa – with private pool is located in Áno Tripódhon. The accommodation is 5.4 km from the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna and has free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa with a balcony and mountain views features 6 bedrooms, a living room, a TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 3 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 28 km from the villa, while Psiloritis National Park is 37 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 65 km from Dim Art Traditional Villa – with private pool.

  • 490 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Margarites

Set in Margarítai, Villa Dim – With Private Pool offers accommodation with a private pool. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The air-conditioned villa consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 2 bathrooms with a bath and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 5.4 km from the villa, while Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 65 km from Villa Dim – With Private Pool.

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€243

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  • 510 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Kato Tripodo

Located in Áno Tripódhon and only 5.6 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, The Quintessential Cretan Villa provides accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property was built in 1986 and features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The villa is equipped with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The villa offers a picnic area. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and garden at The Quintessential Cretan Villa.

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 27 km from the accommodation, while Psiloritis National Park is 38 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 65 km from The Quintessential Cretan Villa.

  • 550 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Margarites village

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a patio, Villa Aceso is set in Margarítai. This property offers access to a balcony, ping-pong, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa comes with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Villa Aceso, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 6.8 km from the accommodation, while Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 26 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from Villa Aceso.

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€385

/night

  • 680 m

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