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Gorge of the Dead, Kato Zakros

#5 of 12 in Nature in Lasithi Prefecture
Canyon Geologic Formation
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  • OK, this gorge is not that much about the death, but is a beautiful place on Crete worth to be visited. We have approached the gorge from both sides - from the Kato Zarchos (from bottom) and from the ...  more »
  • We had slept in Zakros in order to leave early and make the trek to the Valley of the dead. It is easy and allows you to enjoy beautiful scenery to the bottom of the Valley. In the end a few panels have the local vegetation, it's nice to stop. We then pass the archaeological site before ending up on the beach. To go back, we found very easily people who led us to Zakros (in full season...)
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  • Located at the extreme East of Crete, we did this hike loop on our way to Kato Zakros beach and leaving the car. Parking seems to be all reserved for restaurants, we the ovons parked next to the beach without problem. Start of the tour after the archaeological site. A quite steep and long climb, but the view (!) with goats! in a stony desert filled with scents (thyme), very well indicated (red dots) and then back by the bottom of the Gorge. It certainly cuts a portion of these gorges, but it helps to make a loop and so to be autonomous. This Ballad of 4 h is rather nice, there is the shadow, there is even a mini passage with ropes but without difficulty, it is less crowded than the gorges of Samaria and the reward to return to bathe on a beautiful beach, at the end of the world...
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