Terra Minoika Added value to your precious holidays
he Τerra Minoika boutique resort towers above the road entering Kato Zakros, it is 300 m from the sea, at an altitude of 40 m with unhindered, panoramic view to the bay and all the sights of the area. Kato Zakros is located at the naturally protected bay of the easternmost edge of the island of Crete and was used in antiquity as a port and venture point for the sea-faring Minoans. It is a coastal settlement, part of the Municipality of Sitia, district of Lasithi, 9 km for the village of Zakros and 45 km from the town of Sitia. It still remains a truly authentic tourist destination, untouched by mass tourism, ideal for peaceful, quality holidays.
he valley, overgrown with olive-trees, vineyards and gardens. The ramshackled carcass of the Minoan Palace. The entrance to the Dead's Gorge, carved in perpendicular slopes as if by Titans, within numerable caves and wild goats around. The plain, pure white, orthodox St Antonios' chapel. The fishing boats and the seagulls, proud ornaments of a gulf belonging to a sea that stretches as far as the eye can see. The beach with the picturesque fish-taverns and its “Blue Flag”, awarded for its crystal-clear waters .The mountains, full of wild natural beauty, scenting the unique fragrances of the herbs of the Cretan soil. The cloudless sky, which on the mainland is interrupted only by the mountain crests that crown the valley and in the horizon meets the sea in an eternal erotic embrace. A composition of colours, sounds and fragrances, a conjectural crescendo that the creator conceived through divine inspiration but also a composition carefully decorated by a tactful human presence. Images that readily quench the thirst of the senses and one can rejoice them either by simply gazing through the windows which adorn every apartment like beautiful paintings or by comfortably seated at the terraces and the countless spots of Terra Minoika (Minoan Land).
he Kato Zakros region lies within the domain of the Sitia Geopark, under the auspices of UNESCO, with a large part of it within the Natura 2000 trail network, thus engaging in trekking, geological, naturalist and, generally, sustainable tourism. The impressive geological formations from millions of years ago, the Minoan palace of Zakros, the historic gorge of the Dead, the ancient quarries, the underground caves, the peak sanctuaries, the abundant avifauna (bird populations), the lace-like coastline with the deep blue of the sea and the friendly disposition of the inhabitants paint a unique picture, avidly awaiting your gaze.
Means of transport:
Renting a car from Heraklion is the best solution.
By bus to Sitia and then by taxi or rented car to Zakros.
Sitia Bus Station tel. no: +30 28430 22272
Heraklion central Bus Station: +30 2810 245020
Taxi Zakros:+30 6980449399 & +30 6977274783
Taxi Heraklion:+30 2810 210102
Pharmacy Zakros:+30 2810 210102
Sitia Hospital:+30 28433 40100
Mini market at Zakros village, 15’ drive from Kato Zakros.
1)2,5 hours by car, on the northern roadway; route: Agios Nikolaos-Sitia-Palaikastro-Zakros-Kato Zakros
2) 3 hours by car via the southern roadway; route: Agios Nikolaos-Pachia Ammos-Ierapetra-Makrigialos-Lithines-Chandras-Sitanos-Karydi-Zakros-Kato Zakros.
50 min drive; route Sitia-Palaikastro-Zakros-Kato Zakros