How to find us if you come by air ...

Heraklion Airport

Heraklion National Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" (HER)

Airport Phone numbers: (+ 30) 281 039 7129, (+30) 2810-397800

Email: [email protected], Website: hcaa.gr

For the transfer to and from the airport, there are city buses, TAXIs and rental cars.


Sitia Airport

Sitia Municipal Airport "Vitsentzos Kornaros" (JSH)

Airport Phone nos: (+30) 28430 20151, (+30) 28430 - 20161, (+30) 28430 - 20171

E-mail: [email protected], Website: hcaa.gr

The airport is located 1 km north-northwest of the city center of Sitia.

If you come by boat ...

Port of Heraklion

Port of Sitia


The road trip

Zakros is about 35 km away from Sitia. To get there, you can take the bus or rent a car. The road to Zakros offers a very interesting view. The alternations of the landscape will not let you get bored at all.

By bus: From the KTEL of Heraklion, you take the bus to Sitia. From Sitia, you can continue to Zakros, by changing buses at the KTEL of Sitia. In case you do not catch the bus of the day, you can also take a taxi that will take you to the village (cost about 70,00 euros). Check the timetable of the Heraklion - Lasithi KTEL

By car: You can also rent a car and follow the Heraklion - Sitia - Palaikastro - Zakros route in the north of the island or follow the provincial road Ierapetra - Sitia in the southern route, as shown above on the maps. Find rental cars

Where to stay

There are hotels and rooms to let that will accommodate you, in (Ano) Zakros, near the springs and the olive groves, or in the coastal Kato Zakros, on the beach.

The two settlements are only 7 km apart.
Hotels and accommodation in (Ano) Zakros and Kato Zakros Address Telephone Email Website
Tania Maisonette Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 26893, (+30) 69746 56617 [email protected] https://www.katozakros-beachfront.com/
Hotel Zakros Zakros, Eleftherias Square 1, Grete 723 00 Greece (+30) 698 179 4633 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/hotelzakro/
Alkioni Apartments Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 26893, (+30) 69746 56617 [email protected] https://www.katozakros-beachfront.com/
Athena Rooms Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 26893, (+30) 69746 56617 [email protected] https://www.katozakros-beachfront.com/
Coral rooms Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 26893, (+30) 69746 56617 [email protected] https://www.katozakros-beachfront.com/
Dimitra apartments Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 26893, (+30) 69746 56617 [email protected] https://www.katozakros-beachfront.com/
Hotel Amperes On the road to Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece https://bit.ly/3wgTVnL
Katerina Apartments Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 26893, (+30) 69746 56617 [email protected] https://www.katozakros-beachfront.com/
Katerina Studios Maisonettes Apts Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 6931 991772, (+30) 6934 903098 [email protected], [email protected] https://katozakroscrete.gr/
Kato Zakros Bay View Apartments Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 26887, (+30) 6937 560 606 [email protected] http://www.zakros-crete.com/
Κato Zakros Palace Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (0030)6974888269, (0030) 28430 29550 [email protected] http://www.katozakros-apts.gr
Stella's Traditional Apartments Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30)28430 23739, (0030) 6976719461 [email protected] https://www.stelapts.com/
Studios Stella Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece http://studios-stella.zakros.hotel-crete.net/en/
Terra Minoika Villas Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 23739, (+30) 6976719461 [email protected], [email protected] https://www.terraminoika.com/el/
Yiannis Retreat Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 28430 25726, (+30)28430 93142, (+30)6974314083 [email protected],[email protected] https://katozakros-rooms.com/

What to taste

Delicious traditional Cretan Cuisine, fresh seafood, local meat, dairy, vegetables, wine and fruit, perfectly executed Greek and European dishes, amazing desserts. In the restaurants, taverns and pubs of Zakros, you can taste all of these. Of course, their great taste is due to the local Zakros Olive Oil Politeia extra virgin olive oil!

Taverns, Meze, and restaurants in (Ano) Zakros and Kato Zakros Address Telephone Website/Social Media Cuisine
Apolafsi Zakros, Eleftherias Square 1, Grete 723 00 Greece (+30)698 179 4633 https://www.facebook.com/hotelzakro/ Meat, Greek, Breakfast
Pontios traditional café Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30)2843093438 https://bit.ly/3q7H6uG Coffee, Raki, meze
Napoleon Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30)2843 093152 https://bit.ly/3GQIsjB Pizza, European, Traditional Cretan
Xyloporta On the road from Zakros to Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30)2843 093298 http://www.zakrosxyloporta.gr/ Greek, Coffee, Bar
Akrogiali Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30)697 465 6617 katozakros-accommodation.com/en/akrogiali-tavern.php Sea Food, Mediterranean, BBQ
Anamnesia Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 2843 023793 https://bit.ly/3k8mLBY Mediterranean, European
Glaros Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 2843 024953 https://bit.ly/3mKbGZs Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Kato Zakros Bay (Nikos Platanakis Tavern) Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30)2843 026887 http://www.zakros-crete.com/cretan-tavern-nikos-platanakis Seafood, Mediterranean, Traditional Cretan dishes
Nostos Kato Zakros, Crete 723 00 Greece (+30) 2843 026890 https://www.facebook.com/NostosKatoZakros/ Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

What to see

  • Springs of Zakros
  • Water and Hydrokinesis Museum of Zakros
  • Museum of Natural History of Zakros

  • Minoan Palace of Kato Zakros
  • Gorge of the Dead Zakros - Kato Zakros
  • Beach of Kato Zakros
  • Gorge of Xerokampos
  • Gorge in Adravasti
  • E4 Trail, Zakros - Ziros
  • E4 Trail, Kato Zakros - Pelekita - Karoumes
  • Cave of Pelekita
  • E4 Trail, Gorge of Chochlakies
  • Church of Saint Antonios
  • Palaikastro - Vai - Toplou

Do not miss

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FESTIVAL OF YPAPANTI | FEBRUARY 2
FESTIVAL OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE SAVIOR | AUGUST 6

Useful Phone numbers and Information

Name Telephone number
Zakros Police Station (+30) 28430-93323
Sitia Police Department (+30) 28430-22259
Sitia Port Authority (+30) 28430-22310
Sitia City Hall (Secretariat) (+30) 28433-40540
Sitia Airport (+30) 28430-24666
Archaeological Museum of Sitia (+30) 28430 23917
Folklore Museum of Sitia (+30) 28430-22861,22541
Tourism Information Office (+30) 28430-28300
Sitia Hospital (+30) 28433 40100
Zakros Medical Center (+30) 28430 93265
KTEL Sitia Station (+30) 28430-22272
Sitia Taxi (Taxi Service Phone) (+30) 28430-22700
Itanos Citizens Service Center (Zakros) (+30) 28430-29626
Sitia Customs (+30) 28430-22280
Pharmacy in Zakros (+30) 28430 93244
Water and Hydrokinesis Museum (+30) 28430 61546
Archaeological site of Zakros (+30) 28430 26897
Museum of Natural History of Zakros (+30) 2843 340540
Sitia Geopark (+30) 28433 41202
ELIN Gas Station Zakros (+30) 284 309 3068, (+30) 697 489 1270
Zakros Banks ΑΤΜ Piraeus Bank

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