1-day trip
to east


Ierapetra - Zakros
One way approx. 77.0 km, 1h 45 min driving time

Drive east and admire the wild paysage all the way to Zakros. Once you reach Kato Zakros you will get the feeling that you have traveled in time in order to arrive at a small secluded paradise. You are in the ideal place to combine a small gorge walk, sightseeing and a great beach. The Gorge of the Dead is located in the area and is easily accessible.

What to Do

  • Enjoy your meal in one of the local tavernas.
  • Visit the church of Agios Antonios.
  • Visit Itanos archeological site.

It took its name by the ancient Minoans who used the caves in its steep cliffs to bury their dead. Visit the Minoan Palace of Zakros which is the most isolated of Crete’s palaces and was probably the Minoans’ gateway to the east! Enjoy the quiet beach to read your book and dive into its dazzling clear waters.



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