Zakros (Kato Zakros)
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TransferPlan will transfer you from Heraklion airport to Zakros - Kato Zakros as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the primary airport on the island of Crete and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. It is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared civil/military facility.
The airport took its name after the Cretan native and most famous Heraklion resident Nikos Kazantzakis, who left his mark in Greek history as a novelist and philosopher. Heraklion Airport is Crete's largest and busiest airport, also serving as a connection between Agios Nikolaos, Malia, Hersonissos, Stalida, Elounda and other resort towns. The airport has been operating since the late 30s and its annual number of passengers is approximately 5 million. The airport serves both domestic and international flights.
Heraklion Airport is operating in a renovated and modern space since 1971. The airport complex has been expanded in order to accommodate increased traffic and serve an ever-increasing flight network. Especially during peak season, the airport gets really busy, thus some sporadic delays are expected.
The proximity of the airport to the Heraklion town allows the visitor some spare time to explore or simply wind out and have a nice lunch or drink in the local eateries. Furthermore, around the airport, one can find some excellent hotels and resorts in case an overnight stay is required. The historical site of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum are also located nearby and can be easily reached from the airport with our help. Navigating through the airport can be a daunting task, airport staff will be readily available to assist you.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Zakros as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Zakros or Kato Zakros is a traditional fishing village located 107km east of Agios Nikolaos and 40km east of Sitia. Here you will find a picturesque scenery, friendly locals and you will taste the true Cretan life.
Zakros will provide you with all the basic amenities for tourists, but don’t look for luxury and big resorts. The locals are mainly concerned with the production of some of the best olive oil in the world. The village, in general, is underdeveloped, but you will find some rooms to let traditional taverns and shops. The beautiful beach on the edge of the settlement is formed within a large protected bay. It is mainly pebbly with some rocks in places and has ideally tranquil waters. It remains peaceful, even in August and the rocky seabed is ideal for fishing. The setting of Kato Zakros is simply amazing. You will never feel overcrowded here and you can enjoy the unspoiled landscape. Most of the visitors here they come to see the ancient palace of the Minoan times.
The Palace of Zakros is one of the latest vestiges of the Minoan civilization that was excavated in our time. Zakros Palace is the last of the Minoan Palaces that has come into light as a whole. Of the four Minoan palaces to be discovered by archaeologists, the others being Malia, Phaistos and Knossos, the palace of Zakros is the smallest. The palace itself covered an extension of 4,500 square meters and crowned a flourishing urban centre with an area of over 8,000 square metres as a whole. However, Zakros Palace is only a fifth of the size of Knossos, the latter being the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete and the centre of the Minoan civilization in general. Much of what is known about Zakros Palace is due to Platon’s work. The excavations at Kato Zakros continue until today.
Kato Zakros is maybe the most unspoiled, non-touristic destination in Crete. If you are looking for a traditional Cretan village, then this is your place. Here you will feel like a true Cretan.
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