Top 8 Things to do in Kato Zakros, Greece

January 2, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best top things to do in Kato Zakros, Greece including Gorge of the Dead, Spiaggia Xerokampos, Gone Surfing Crete, Kato Zakros Beach, Minoan Palace of Zakros, Castle Koxi pool bar - cafe, Chochlakies Gorge, Karoumes Beach.
Restaurants in Kato Zakros

1. Gorge of the Dead

Kato Zakros, Kato Zakros, Crete 72300, Greece
Excellent
59%
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

Gorge of the Dead

Reviewed By welshinlondon - london

Drove to the beach and the taverna booked us a taxi to the start. Went from entrance B.
The B route down to the gorge itself was beautiful and full of spring flowers and some amazing "stink Lily's " the striking purple flowers which Smell a bit like rotting flesh. Great views and you go down of the high up cemetery
Walk itself along the bottom is easy with a few boulders to climb over.
Families could easily do this. With sensible shoes not flip flops and water.
Recommend driving back over the old road over the top of the gorge which we managed in a small hire car with automatic gears. It's a loose gravel road but solid under the wheels. Views are stunning and you get to look down onto the gorge.

2. Spiaggia Xerokampos

35. 04897, 26. 235596 | Kato Zakros, Xerocambos, Crete, Greece +30 2843 028502
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 144 reviews

Spiaggia Xerokampos

Reviewed By Despina-Kleanthi - Athens, Greece

Xerokampos consists of 7 Beaches, all different and wonderful: sand, stones, even clay. The place is no touristic at all, you can absolutely relax and enjoy the clear blue water.

3. Gone Surfing Crete

Plakopoules | Kouremenos beach, Palaikastron, Crete 72300, Greece
Excellent
93%
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5 based on 89 reviews

Gone Surfing Crete

Gone Surfing is a windsurfing center at Crete island on Kouremenos beach, close to Palekastro village. Here you can rent top windsurfing equipment and learn to windsurf safely by our certified instructors. Kouremenos is well known as one the most wind certain Beaches in the world during the summer months.

Reviewed By Paweł K

Gone Surfing is a great place for windsurfing. The spot conditions are just great and what is moreover important the staff is fantastic. Hospitality, familiy atmosphere and a great approach is something really unique these days and you will get all of it from Gone Surfing Team. Once again big thanks for a great week.

4. Kato Zakros Beach

Kato Zakros, Crete 72300, Greece
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Kato Zakros Beach

In Kato Zakros you will find a large and two smaller spotless Beaches with pebbles and sand. Here you will find the peace and relaxation you ask for relaxing and quality vacation!

Reviewed By Terri B - Perth, Australia

Fabulous little beach with water at least ten shades of blue and crystal clear. Most of the beachside tavernas offer loungers and umbrellas free if you have dined. Works perfectly!

5. Minoan Palace of Zakros

Kato Zakros, Crete, Greece
Excellent
33%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
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2%
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4 based on 96 reviews

Minoan Palace of Zakros

Reviewed By RachaelMildenhall

Went here for a visit while on a university field trip for classical studies. The palace is well excavated and much of it is easy to see and wonder through. There are only a few areas roped off so it is great to walk through the various rooms and the view from the top of the site is amazing. The site itself is not far from the gorge of the dead. Highly recommend going

6. Castle Koxi pool bar - cafe

Eparchiaki Odos Platia - Zakrou, Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00, Greece +30 693 249 1260
Excellent
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5 based on 6 reviews

Castle Koxi pool bar - cafe

In pool bar-cafe Castle Koxi, you can enjoy the magical view of Kato Zakros and the Libyan Sea on the best spot of eastern Creta..Next to our swimming pool you can enjoying a drink or a cocktail. In Castle Koxi also works kitchen for all hours.!!!

Reviewed By Klara172 - Moscow, Russia

It's a nice restaurante near Kato Zakros place. A view from the tip of the mountain is amasing. I didn't know it it a swimming pool in such wonderful place.
We've ordered just a greek coffe and a beer and get a lot of complements such as nuts, salt cucumber and chips.
The music and the mood were just perfect.
Nobody around, just spectacular landscape.

7. Chochlakies Gorge

Sitia, Crete 72300, Greece
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Chochlakies Gorge

Canyon Chochlakies is small and easily passable in all conditions and seasons.The gorge starts from Chochlakies village and ends at lovely deserted beach Karoumes. Overall length is 1.5 km. It's green rocky landscape with a brook to accompany you throughout the route.

Reviewed By Michael F - United Kingdom

We have walked Chochlakies Gorge three times in the past few years and found something new and interesting to see each time. Buzzards and sometimes eagles circle above the steep walls of the gorge; goats with bells on their collars scramble up the near vertical cliffs; and little piles of rocks and stones left by other walkers guide you down the stream bed. It's an easy walk -- about one hour and fifteen minutes from the car park by the church until you reach the wide sweep of Karoumes beach. The swimming here is good on a calm day, although it can sometimes be very rough and dangerous. The gorge itself has been completely dry this summer, but in the winter and spring after heavy rain the water can be too deep and fast flowing to walk it in safety.

8. Karoumes Beach

Sitia, Crete 72300, Greece
Excellent
56%
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44%
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Karoumes Beach

From the settlement Chochlakies , located 8 km south of Palekastro and 26 km from Sitia , begins a fantastic , affordable canyon that after 1.5 hour walk ends at the clean and picturesque bay Karoumes . You can reach the most isolated beach in eastern Crete through the gorge or boat from Kato Zakros and Kouremenos .

Reviewed By Michael F - United Kingdom

You have to walk through Chochlakies Gorge or along the E4 coast path to get here, but it's worth it. A big, wide shingle beach with good swimming on calm days. There are a few trees for shade and the surrounding salt flats are an interesting feature if you want to explore.

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