Zakros (Kato Zakros)
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Heraklion Port as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion port is situated at the center of Heraklion Prefecture’s northern coast and adjacent to island’s capital.
The modern Heraklion port was firstly established in the 20th century and expanded eastwards of its older predecessor, the 700-year-old Venetian port that now serves as an attraction and a place of pleasure. Heraklion port is the second largest and busiest harbour in Greece after Piraeus.
The port is conveniently located along the middle part of the Cretan highway that serves the northern part of the island. The highway offers an easy getaway to the towns of Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Kissamos, Rethymnon, Chania and Heraklion. It is busy all-year-round with an approximate number of 2 million visitors annually. The port services very popular routes such as Piraeus-Athens, Thessaloniki and a number of Aegean islands. Itineraries are regular and for other major ports, ships depart daily.
The Harbour hosts visitors for both touristic purposes and commercial activities. It possesses an array of facilities for the convenience of all travellers. In close proximity to the port, one can find in abundance shops, cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance.
The port is an 'umbrella' term covering both the new Heraklion Ferry Port and the old Venetian Harbour. The 'Castello a Mare' more widely known as Koules is a significant walled structure marking the entrance to the old Venetian port. The fortress dates back to the 16th century and is presumed that Cretan rebels were tortured in its underground chambers by mercenaries of the Ottoman Empire during the times of Crete's occupation. The Heraklion old town is located nearby, thus after a visit to the Fortress travellers can enjoy a walk through the vibrant streets of the city or taste some delicacies prepared by the friendly and hospitable locals.
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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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