Kato Zakros  

Kato Zakros - Lassithi Prefecture (Greece)

ZAKROS. Zakros is a traditional Cretan village between Sitia (40 km) and Palekastro (20 kilometers). The inhabitants (about 1000) are generally farmers and fishermen. Zakros consists of Epano (above) Zakros and Kato (Lower) Zakros. Zakros is located on the seafront and about 7 km from Epano Zakros. In the surrounding area there are numerous springs and archaeological finds. Zakros is on the southwest coast of Crete. It is a small fishing village with a large sand and pebble beach. At the beach there are several fish tavernas, cafeterias and other restaurants. Just behind the beach of Kato Zakros are the remains of a Minoan palace located. This palace has prospered in the period 1700 BC to 1450 BC. It came to an abrupt end after a massive earthquake struck the area. It is worth a stroll through the gorge called the "Death Valley". The "Death Valley" runs from Epano (upper) Zakros to the sea at Kato (lower) Zakros. Recommended for walkers and nature lovers.

Epano Zakros (Zakros), which is about 110 kilometers from Agios Nikolaos, is located between two hills and is completely surrounded by olive groves. In Epano Zakros are springs that are well worth a visit.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee

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Average temperature Kato Zakros
January
11.6°C
February
11.8°C
March
13.2°C
April
16.3°C
May
20.1°C
June
24.5°C
July
26.5°C
August
26.1°C
September
23.3°C
October
19.4°C
November
16.1°C
December
13.1°C

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