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  Continue south from Palaikastro to Zakros, 20km away. You will travel through some very delightful low mountains. The village of Zakros is 40km from Sitia near the middle of the east coast of Crete. There are Byzantine churches in the area and the wider area of Zakros has a major Minoan site in a beautiful setting around a gorge.

This text is cited Mar 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

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Zakros - Kato Zakros

  Zakros is the second village in size in the Municipality of Itanos with 800 habitants. It is 20 kilometers away from Palekastro. It is in the middle of a lush lowland with thousands of olive trees. They are the "spring of life" for the economy of the area. Agriculture and the cultivation of olives, is the basic occupation of the local people. The area is famed for the springs and crystal waters that have ceaselessly run for centuries making fertile the land that kindly shares its bounty. This is also the starting point of the famous Canyon of Zakros, cutting through the tall mountains and ending up at Kato Zakros, next of the rubble of the Minoan Palace (forth largest Minoen settlement in size). Thousands of objects have been discovered, masterpieces of the Minoan art. They are decorating the archeological Museum of Iraklio.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Eastern Crete Development Organization URL below, which contains images.

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