In those caves were discovered tombs from the Minoan period, and finds of great archaeological importance. That is the reason why the caves are named "The Caves of Deads" and the gorge "The Gorge of Deads".
Because of its natural beauty and archaeological significance the gorge attracts numerous visitors every year.
The exit of the gorge in Kato Zakros bay
In these caves were discovered tombs from the Minoan period
The exit of the gorge. The Minoan settlement is located in 5 min walking from this point
The crossing of the gorge is easy
The entrance as you come from Pano (upper) Zakros.