One of the most picturesque villages of Crete, Zakros is located at the end of the road from Sitia to the eastern part of the island, 38km away from Sitia and 19,5km from Palekastro. It has 750 inhabitants, farmers, producing olive oil of excelent quality, stock breeders and fishermen, and it is the seat of the municipality of Zakros.
The municipality consists of the villages: Zakros ( 260m a.s.l.), Adravasti (75 inhabitants, 300m a.s.l.), Azokeramos (58 inhabitants, 230m a.s.l.), Kelaria (34 inhabitants, 250m a.s.l.), Klissidi (15 inhabitants, 220m a.s.l.) and Kato Zakros a small coastal village, site of the fourth large Minoan Palace, located 7.5km from Zakros at the bay of the same name.
The village can be accessed from Sitia following the road to Palekastro- Zakros. There is regular public bus transportation from Sitia to Zakros.
It is the commercial and administrative center of the area, providing quite few facilities to the visitors.
During the summer many cultural events are taking place in the central square of the village, attracting many visitors.
The landscape is characterized by rich vegetation, due to the numerous springs of the area, while watermills were built in some of them.
The visitor to Zakros has the chance to admire places of unique beauty and archaeological importance, and enjoy the crystal blue sea of the bay of Zakros, in Kato Zakros.
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