About the Village of PottersThe village of Margarites is known in Crete as "the village of the potters". This is because Marguerite is known as the island's capital of potters. It seems that here you can see through every window the variety of pottery items offered in the village for sale.
In addition to residential buildings, most of the houses in the village, which are located between Heraklion and Rethymno, are used as workshops for ceramics. Potters and artists create with their own hands and in the best of ancient tradition, a variety of jugs, crockery, ornaments and other clay and ceramic pottery.
At Margarites you can look at the working craftsmen and purchase tools, decorative products and clay objects they offer for sale. This is the place and opportunity to buy some souvenirs and gifts home.
TipsThe tools and artifacts at the entrance to the village tend to be too expensive and touristy. It is worth trying to get a little more inside, into the village, where you will find more authentic ceramics at reasonable prices.