Margarites is situated about 10 km of Melidoni. The Pottery has a tradition of Margarites. Today, the people still work in imitation of ancient Minoan pottery, for tourist consumption. The potters of the village were called “magarikoi” in the Byzantine period. These are given the name to the village. Margarites is a traditional Cretan village. The monastery decorates the village with exquisite garden. The month of August the village organizes one theater performances which is known throughout the prefecture of Rethymnon.
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