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Zakros
Zakros Gorge

One of the most picturesque villages of Crete, Zakros is located 18,5 km from Palekastro and 37 from Sitia. It has 1050 inhabitants, farmers, producing mainly olive oil. Kato Zakros is a small coastal village, site of the fourth large Minoan Palace, located 7,5km from Zakros at the bay of the same name.

Within a few distance from the village of Zakros, starts the Gorge, which ends at the bay of Kato Zakros, almost near the Palace area. This gorge is of outstanding beauty, with large caves in its walls.
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".

Nowadays in Kato Zakros live a few people, occuping with farming, and fishing. There are some taverns and bars available for the visitors.

Clich here to see more photos from the village of Pano (Upper) Zakros

 
Kato Zakros
Kato Zakros
Kato Zakros
Kato Zakros
 
Kato Zakros
Kato Zakros - Gorge
Kato Zakros - Gorge
Kato Zakros
Kato Zakros
 
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT

Pictures of the wonderful region of Zakros, where the fount springs out of the mountains.

Just before the entrance of the village, you turn right, where the label shows. This region is just 1 km away from that turn

 
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS - THE FOUNT
ZAKROS
 
 
 
Zakros

Other Towns and villages in Eastern Crete

Sitia
Ierapetra
Palekastro
Makrigialos
Koutsouras
Mochlos

Zakros

Photos from the village of Pano (Upper) Zakros


 
 

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