Ε4.90 Kato Zakros – Karoumes

Additional Info

  • path length 5.5 km
  • duration 2 hours
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level An easy route with no difficulties
  • markers' type Red marks, until the cave of Pelekità
  • Region Sitia (Lasithi)

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Trail Detailed Description

From the beach, north of the coastal settlement of Kato Zakros (1), we follow the path that leads to a rocky plateau, after which we cross a stream. Then, we continue parallel to the coast, in a relatively clear path, which climbs up towards the entrance of the Pelekita cave (2), with a characteristic fig tree at the entrance.

From the cave, the path which becomes hard to discern, descends for about 500 m, to the ancient quarry (3).

From the quarry and on, where the indistinct path continues along the coast at a higher level, it passes by the mouth of the Adiavato cave and then climbs up to the top of a steep slope (4).

From this point, we follow the same contour for about 600 m; the entire bay of Karoumes (5), with the beach at the end of the gorge of Chochlakies, lies before us, to the north. We arrive there, passing by a smaller beach and having bypassed the rocky southern slope of the main beach.

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