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Photos from the village of Pano (Upper) Zakros

Agathias Village Hotels apartments, Studios
Nereids apartments, Studios, Sitia East Crete
Palekastro Kouremenos Hotel Castri Village, apartments, East Crete
Elysee Hotel: Sitia Hotels
Stella Villas - Koutsounari Ierapetra apartments, East Crete
Palekastro Kouremenos, Lagos apartments ans NoraHotel/Sitia, East Crete
Makrigialos apartments - Studios
Maridatis apartments - Studios
Kato Zakros rooms studios on the beach
Kato Zakros studio apartments and Taverna
Kouremenos Crete apartments
Porto Heli apts Palekastro - Kouremenos apartments - Hotel
Apartments in Makrigialos, East Crete. Makrys Gialos studios and accommodation
Crete Car Rental - Heraklion Sitia Airports Rent a car
Galini - Agia Fotia apartments :: CRETA SKY sea view hotel by Makrigialos and Ierapetra
Sitia Travel Agency :: Makrigialos Tourism Holidays Packages :: Sitia Kouremenos apartments
Maria's seafront accommodation in Makrigialos
Long Beach apartments in Ierapetra, Koutsounari, East Crete
Zeus apartments Xerokambos, East Crete
Revans apartments and Beach bar in Makrigialos
Cavali apartments in Xerokambos, Sitia East Crete
Perigiali apartments in Makrigialos, SouthEast Crete
Villa Sunrise, Makrigialos, East Crete
Kato Zakros apartments, eastern Crete accommodation, Sitia Palekastro Studios
Akti Villas - apartments in Kouremenos, Palekastro, Eastern Crete
Xerokambos apartments, Xerokampos rooms to rent - Accommodation
Makrigialos Villas and apartments: Aeolus Villas, Artemis Villa, Ikaros villas & apartments
Sirines studios & Apartments:Sitia apartments
Kato Zakros apartments, Kato Zakros accommodation::Xerokambos, Zakros
Ostria Hotel: Palekastro Hotels - Sitia Hotels
Flisvos Hotel: Sitia Hotels
Thalassa Villas & Apartments:Sitia apartments
Minoan Tours: Rent a Car in Sitia - Sitia Car Rental
Elia studios in Palekastro:Palekastro Studios
Sitia Bellevue Hotel and apartments
Anatoli Rooms, Agathias, Palekastro East Crete
Da Giorgio Restaurant - sea view Taverna Sitia East Crete
Tsimitakis Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sitia - Palekastro East Crete
Dimitra apartments in Sitia East Crete
House Margot in Palekastro:Palekastro accommodation
Διαφημιστείτε - Καταχωρηθείτε


 Sighseeing in Zakros...
 Archaeological Site in Kato Zakros (8 km from Zakros)
 The Beach in Kato Zakros (8 km from Zakros)
 The famous Gorge of Deads (1 km from Zakros)
 The wonderful Xerokambos Beach (11 km from Zakros)


Epano Zakros is 38 km from Sitia. The road passes through Palekastro where it doubles back towards the south. Comparatively large village, Zakros includes in its community the following smaller villages: Kato Zakros, Adravasti, Azokeramos, Kellaria, Klisidi and the small hamlets of Ayios Georgios, Sfaka, Kanava and Skalia. The asphalt road ends at Kato Zakros.

In the Venetian census it is not mentioned even though it is sure that it existed, because it is marked on maps of the district as Xacro. It seems that it must have been destroyed by the Turkish raids of 1471 and 1538 and so abandoned. It is not even listed in the 1671 Turkish census, but only that of 1820.

The etymology of the name is unknown, though it is certainly a pre-Hellenic word. The theory held by some that it is connected with the Za-ka-ron, a sea people who invaded Egypt in the 13th century BC, does not seem to hold water. Angelakis believes that the name is a combination of the Aeolic Za, instead of Dia, with 'akros' : 'Diakros' : Extremity.

Ancient ruins have been located in all the following places: Xerokamboulina, Ambeles, Hiromandres, Anthropolithi, Koukou Kefali, Vigles, Skoulatsa, Tavernes, Skafi Vaklias and Pezoules Kefalas.

On the road to Kato Zakros, just outside the village are the remains of a Minoan villa of the late Minoan period which was excavated by Professor N.Platon. A built-in winepress was found here with two containers and a receptacle in which the must was collected.

Fragments of wall-paintings showing polychrome plant forms were also found, and the discovery of a pithos (storage jar) with a linear A inscription is considered important.

All this district is noticeable for the lush vegetation due to its famous springs, the most important of which are at Mesa Milos, Viglou, Anevaloussa and Palemilos.

From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Archaeologist,1983.

Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros
Zakros - Kato Zakros





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