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Hiking Eleftherna – The Ancient City

Hiking Eleftherna – The Ancient City

Product Code : 7008

Total Duration

  • Hiking 5 Hours
  • Total Duration 7 Hours

Full description

An enriching hiking expedition that will transport you through time as we explore the ancient city of Eleftherna. Established between 970-820 BC by the Dorians, a northern Greek tribe, this illustrious city emerged as one of the most formidable and prosperous settlements in all of Crete. Boasting a strategic location, Eleftherna possessed a thriving port nestled within Fodele Bay, facilitating trade and communication not only with neighboring Cretan cities but also with continental Greece, Cyprus, and even African cities.

Our hiking adventure commences in the quaint village of Eleftherna, where we delve into the remnants of the ancient city. As we traverse the captivating ruins, a treasure trove of historical marvels unfolds before our eyes. Admire the grandeur of the Byzantine tower, standing as a testament to the city’s past glory, while the Roman reservoirs and intricate tunnels beckon with their tales of engineering ingenuity. Ascend the ancient acropolis, basking in its enduring allure, and cross the Hellenistic bridge that bridges the gap between the past and the present.

Venturing further, our hike leads us through breathtaking countryside vistas until we reach the picturesque pottery village of Margarites. Here, we are presented with a choice to visit the renowned ceramic workshops, where the timeless art of pottery has flourished since the Minoan period and continues to thrive to this day. Immerse yourself in the traditional techniques and craftsmanship passed down through generations, witnessing firsthand the artistic legacy that has shaped the region’s cultural heritage.

Hiking Distance: 11 km

Price Excludes:

  • Personal expenses, including coffees and alcoholic drinks
  • Tickets to museums and archaeological sites
  • Specialized guides for museums and archaeological sites
  • Anything not mentioned in the “includes” list

What to Bring

  • Trekking shoes

  • Windproof jacket

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat – Sunglasses


  • Experienced Trekking Guide

  • Free transport from/to your hotel with our vans. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Lunch pack (water,energy bar, fruits, juice box)

  • Trekking equipment (trekking poles, backpack) uppon request


  • Minimum number of participants, 3 persons


  • Starting time 08:00
  • Ending time 15:00

Meeting point

Hotel Pick Up ( North Heraklio area)

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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