Zakros gorge (“Valley of the dead”)

Zakros Gorge is the most famous and probably the most frequently visited gorge in Eastern Crete. It was named “Valley of the dead”, because of the Minoan cave burials

This is the most famous and probably the most frequently visited gorge in Eastern Crete. It was named “Valley of the dead”, because of the Minoan cave burials which were found in the gorge.

The lovely route begins south-east of the village of Zakros , passes through the gorge and ends up next to the Minoan palace at Kato Zakros

It can be passed through almost all year round. It is 2,5 kilometres long in total, and the elevation difference between the entrance and the outlet is approximately 100 metres

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