Kato Zakros is a most impressive small fishing village, hidden away in the south-east corner of Crete, behind a beautiful tamarisk-fringed beach. There are several excellent fish tavernas on the beach, ideal for relaxing, long lunches or for romantic evening meals! Kato Zakros is also home to one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete, the fourth in size Minoan Palace and has a wonderful atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
Although the palace attracts many visitors during the day, by evening due to a very limited supply of accommodation, Kato Zakros is quiet again and as such is ideal for the visitor who wants to get away from it all. Anyone staying in Kato Zakros will want to walk down the “Valley of the Dead”, approximately a 2-hour walk, which leads down from Pano Zakros to the sea at Kato Zakros.