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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Zakros town

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Zakros town

  • 8.8 / 10
  • Palaikastro

Located 1 km away from Hiona Beach, Hiona Holiday Hotel has a swimming pool with sun terrace and a snack bar. Its air-conditioned rooms open out to a private balcony.

Hiona Holiday rooms feature wooden furnishings and have en-suite bathroom with shower. They are all equipped with a TV and minibar.

A buffet breakfast including homemade cookies and cakes is served daily at the dining area. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks, fresh juices and coffees at the hotel’s bar.

Hiona Holiday Hotel is 1.5 km away from Kouremenou Beach and 3.5 km from Maridati Beach. The famous palm-tree forest of Vai can be reached within 6 km. Sitia Airport is at 18 km. Free parking is available on site.

  • 10.1 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Tripitos

Hotel Sea Breeze lies 2km east of Sitia and a 10-minute drive from some of the greatest beaches in Lasithi. It offers affordable rooms, many with sea views.

The hotel has large rooms with kitchen, fridge, TV, internet and air conditioning. There are rooms with sea views and rooms with views of the countryside.

The Sea Breeze offers a café bar. Free parking and free wireless internet are provided.

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€42

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  • 11.8 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Siteía

Situated on the quiet promenade of Sitia in Crete, Elysee Hotel is 50 metres from the beach. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea and the town. Facilities include a restaurant.

A satellite, flat-screen TV, a fridge and a safety deposit box are included in the rooms at the Elysee. All units are stocked with an iron and telephone. Each has a private bathroom with hairdryer.

Buffet breakfast is served in the spacious dining room. Taverns and restaurants serving Cretan and Mediterranean dishes are within a 5-minute walk.

The exotic, sandy beach of Vai with the palm-tree forest is 20 km away. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange car rental and free, private parking is possible on site.

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€58

/night

  • 14.5 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Karamanli 4

The Itanos is a 3-star hotel on Sitia’s pretty waterfront, only 200-metres from the beach. This hotel offers modern rooms, friendly service and a lovely roof garden with great views.

The hotel has 72 guest rooms, all with en suite facilities. Each room has a balcony and a range of modern amenities including satellite TV.

Breakfast is included in the room rate at this hotel and is served buffet style in the main restaurant. The hotel also has an à la carte restaurant, overlooking the water, which serves many traditional Greek and Cretan dishes. There is also a bar and 2 TV lounges.

The Itanos Hotel is a 3-minute walk from Sitia’s Blue Flag beach, which is over 2.5km long. A good range of water sports are available from the beach including sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing. Mountain-biking, hiking and horse-riding can also be arranged.

Roof garden bar and the pool operates for 2023 from May 19 to October 18.

  • 14.6 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Βιτσέντζου Κορνάρου 166 &1897

Situated in Sitia and within 500 metres of Sitia Beach, Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites has a terrace, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites features some rooms with sea views, and each room is equipped with a kettle. At the accommodation rooms have bed linen and towels.

Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites offers a vegan or gluten-free breakfast.

Karabopetra Beach is 2.5 km from the hotel, while Vai Palm Forest is 24 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 1 km from Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites.

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€125

/night

  • 14.8 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Gabriel Arkadiou 13

In the centre of Sitia, family-run El Greco Hotel is situated within 300 metres from the Blue Flag beach. On the ground floor you will find a breakfast hall. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.

Each with a balcony with sea or town view, the pleasant rooms and studios are traditionally styled and decorated. They are all air conditioned and have a TV, fridge and hairdryer.

Traditional taverns and local shops can be found within 50 metres. The El Greco is near free public parking for cars. The airport is just 1 km away and the port is at 600 metres.

  • 14.8 km

What to Know Before Visiting Zakros town

Apartments and hotels in Zakros town from Crete Island

Zákros is a picturesque town located at an altitude of 260 meters above sea level on the eastern end of the island. The town is accessible via a road that connects it to Sitia, which is 38 kilometers away, and Palekastro, which is 19.5 kilometers away. The town has a population of 750, mainly consisting of farmers, stock breeders, and fishermen who produce high-quality olive oil. Zákros serves as the commercial and administrative hub of the region, which includes several villages such as Adravasti, Azokeramos, Kelaria, Klissidi, and Kato Zakros. Kato Zakros is a small coastal village that is home to the fourth-largest Minoan Palace, located 7.5 kilometers from Zákros in the bay of the same name.

Visitors can reach Zákros by taking the regular public bus from Sitia. The town and its surrounding area offer a limited number of amenities, including apartments for rent, restaurants, cafes, and shops. During the summer months, cultural events are held in the central square of the town, attracting both tourists and locals. The region is known for its lush vegetation, which is due to the numerous springs and streams with running water. Some of these water sources have watermills built on them.

Apart from its natural beauty, Zákros is also known for its rich history and cultural heritage. The Minoan Palace in Kato Zakros is one of the most significant archaeological sites on the island, attracting visitors from all over the world. The palace was built around 1900 BC and was used as a center for trade and administration. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the palace, which include a central courtyard, a throne room, and several storage rooms. The town of Zákros itself has a long history, dating back to the Venetian period when it was an important trading center. Visitors can still see the remains of the Venetian castle that once stood on a hill overlooking the town.

Overall, Zákros is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, culture, and natural beauty. With its charming town, rich history, and cultural heritage, visitors can explore the region’s lush vegetation, watermills, and archaeological sites.

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Best Villas in Zakros town

  • 9.2 / 10
  • Antropolithi

Featuring pool views, Villa Yasmin features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 28 km from Vai Palm Forest. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa comes with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views. The air-conditioned villa also provides a seating area, washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 37 km from the villa.

  • 1.2 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • 1st Kilometer Zakros-Xerokambos

Featuring garden views, Villa Helen’s Olive Garden provides accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 28 km from Vai Palm Forest. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The villa offers a picnic area. There is a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go cycling nearby.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 37 km from Villa Helen’s Olive Garden.

  • 1.3 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Platia - Zakrou

Boasting mountain views, Villa Agrilia – new for 2023! features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 31 km from Vai Palm Forest. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

This air-conditioned villa features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen with an oven, and a living room. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

Guests can enjoy the pool with a view and garden at the villa.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 40 km from Villa Agrilia – new for 2023!.

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€285

/night

  • 4.5 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Agathias

Family-run Olive Coast Suites features up-scale accommodation with views of the Kouremenos Beach or olive groves. It is located in scenic Palekastro, 900 metres from Chiona Beach.

Olive Coast Suites are air conditioned and include free WiFi. Each has a traditional kitchen with dining area, while a 26” LCD TV with satellite channels is featured in the living room . The stone details, traditional niches and the wooden furnishings create an elegant setting.

A spacious sun terrace with sun loungers and BBQ facilities are also provided at Olive Coast Suites.

Upon your arrival at Palekastro Hotel Olive Coast Suites you will be treated to a complimentary bottle of extra-virgin olive oil, local wine, bottled water and fresh fruit.

Olive Coast Suites provides easy access to the most popular beaches of Eastern Crete; Kouremenos Beach (1.2 km), and the splendid beach of Vai (8 km) with the protected Palm Tree Forest. Sitia is 17 km away, while Sitia airport and port are at 19 km.

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€125

/night

  • 10.3 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Σητείας-Καριδίου

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a balcony, La Casa Verde is located in Epáno Dhris. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a minibar and a kitchenware, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a hot tub.

The villa offers a hot tub. Guests can also relax in the garden.

Vai Palm Forest is 26 km from La Casa Verde. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 12 km from the accommodation.

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€243

/night

  • 10.7 km
  • Eparchiaki Odos Sitias - Palekastrou - Vai

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace, S&O Lux Villa Sitia – Amazing View, Private Pool is situated in Agia Fotia. Guests benefit from a balcony and a seasonal outdoor pool.

With free WiFi, this 3-bedroom villa features a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

Karabopetra Beach is 2.3 km from the villa, while Vai Palm Forest is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 7 km from S&O Lux Villa Sitia – Amazing View, Private Pool.

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€245

/night

  • 10.7 km

Best Apartments in Zakros town

  • 9 / 10
  • ΖΑΚΡΟΣ

Featuring accommodation with a patio, Stephie’s House is located in Zákros. It has quiet street views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and a kitchenware, and 1 bathroom with a shower.

Vai Palm Forest is 27 km from the apartment. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 36 km from Stephie’s House.

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€65

/night

  • 120 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Zakros

Situated in Zákros and only 27 km from Vai Palm Forest, Cretan Minoan Apartments features accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This apartment provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The apartment can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

Cretan Minoan Apartments offers a barbecue. A a baby safety gate is also available at the accommodation, while guests can also relax in the garden.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 36 km from Cretan Minoan Apartments.

  • 120 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Platia - Zakrou

Featuring quiet street views, Rebekka’s HOUSE features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 26 km from Vai Palm Forest. It has a shared lounge, inner courtyard views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. The air-conditioned apartment also provides a seating area, washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

If you would like to discover the area, hiking is possible in the surroundings.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 35 km from the apartment.

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€55

/night

  • 180 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Platia - Zakrou

Situated in Zákros, within 27 km of Vai Palm Forest, Sofia’s House offers accommodation with air conditioning. It has a terrace, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The 2-bedroom apartment features a living room with a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen with oven and fridge, and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 36 km from the apartment.

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€51

/night

  • 210 m
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Zakros Sitias

Located in Zakros Village, Dimitra Apartments Zakros features self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. It offers free bikes to explore the natural surroundings, while the village centre is 800 metres away.

All apartments here will provide you with air conditioning and a balcony with village or garden views. There is a full kitchen with an oven and a refrigerator. Private bathroom comes with a bathtub or shower and a hairdryer.

Access to Kato Zakros Gorge is possible, 800 metres from the property. Climbing and hiking activities are available in the surrounding area. Within proximity, you can reach the beaches of Kato Zakros and Xerokabos, as well as the Museum of Natural History. Within approximately 30 km you can visit the seaside village of Palekastro. Sitia Airport is located 37 km from the property. Dimitra Apartments Zakros offers free private parking on site.

  • 380 m
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Kato Zakros Beach

Alkioni Sea View Apartment features inner courtyard views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Káto Zákros, 32 km from Vai Palm Forest.

The apartment provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and kitchenware, and a private bathroom with bath and a hair dryer. Some units feature a balcony and/or a patio with mountain views.

Alkioni Sea View Apartment offers a picnic area.

If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, windsurfing and diving are possible in the surroundings and the accommodation can arrange a car rental service.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 42 km from Alkioni Sea View Apartment.

  • 3.9 km

Best Holiday homes in Zakros town

  • 9.4 / 10
  • Zakros Lasithi

Situated in Zákros, within 27 km of Vai Palm Forest, Aspasia’s House offers accommodation with free WiFi and air conditioning. Housed in a building dating from 19th century, the holiday home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as windsurfing and hiking.

The holiday home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with mountain views.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 36 km from the holiday home.

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€68

/night

  • 150 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Chochlakies village

Set in Khokhlakiaí, Mandarini House offers accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The air-conditioned accommodation is 10 km from Palaiokastro and 15 km from Xerokampos.

This holiday home includes 2 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.

A terrace is available on site and hiking can be enjoyed within close proximity of the holiday home.

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€85

/night

  • 4.6 km
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Σητείας-Καριδίου

Featuring quiet street views, Orange garden is located in Karídhion, 31 km from Vai Palm Forest. This holiday home offers a garden.

Featuring garden and inner courtyard views, this holiday home provides 1 bedroom and opens to a patio. Providing a terrace with mountain views, this holiday home also offers a well-equipped kitchen with an oven, a fridge and a stovetop, as well as 1 bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 25 km from the holiday home.

  • 4.8 km
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Σητείας-Καριδίου

Boasting inner courtyard views, Lemon Garden 1 features accommodation with a patio, around 31 km from Vai Palm Forest. It has a garden, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 25 km from the holiday home.

  • 4.8 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Karidi Village

Featuring inner courtyard views, Traditional Cretan House Lithostrati Karidi Village offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 31 km from Vai Palm Forest. It features a garden, barbecue facilities, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is fitted with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at Traditional Cretan House Lithostrati Karidi Village, while cycling and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public, 25 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€76

/night

  • 4.9 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Ζήρου Παλαιοκάστρου

Thea apartments has sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Xerokampos, 1.1 km from Alatsolimni Beach.

Each unit has a terrace, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a fireplace, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The holiday home offers a picnic area.

If you would like to discover the area, windsurfing, diving and fishing are possible in the surroundings.

Xerokampos Beach is 1.6 km from Thea apartments, while Vai Palm Forest is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 45 km from the accommodation.

  • 7.6 km

Experiences near Zakros town

  • 24.1 km
  • 3.1 of 5 (13)
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FAQ

Where is Zákros located?

Zákros is located at the end of the road from Sitia to the eastern part of the island, 38km away from Sitia and 19,5km from Palekastro.

What is the population of Zákros?

Zákros has 750 inhabitants, farmers, producing olive oil of excellent quality, stock breeders, and fishermen.

What are the villages in the area of Zákros?

The villages in the area of Zákros are Adravasti (75 inhabitants, 300m a.s.l.), Azokeramos (58 inhabitants, 230m a.s.l.), Kelaria (34 inhabitants, 250m a.s.l.), Klissidi (15 inhabitants, 220m a.s.l.), and Kato Zakros, a small coastal village, site of the fourth large Minoan Palace, located 7.5km from Zakros at the bay of the same name.

Is there public transportation to Zákros?

Yes, there is regular public bus transportation from Sitia to Zakros.

What facilities does Zákros offer to visitors?

The town and the wider area offer quite a few facilities to the visitors, such as apartments for rent, restaurants, cafes, shops, etc.

Are there cultural events in Zákros?

Yes, during the summer, cultural events are taking place at the central square of the town, attracting both tourists and locals.

What is the area around Zákros characterized by?

The area around Zákros is characterized by lush vegetation, due to the many springs and streams with running water, while watermills were built in some of them.

What is the average temperature in Zákros town?

The average temperature in Zákros town ranges from 15°C to 30°C, depending on the season.

Where is Zákros town located in Crete?

Zákros town is located on the eastern coast of Crete, in the Lasithi region.

Which is the nearest airport to Zákros town?

The nearest airport to Zákros town is Sitia Airport, which is located approximately 25 km away.

What are some popular attractions in Zákros town?

Zákros town is known for its beautiful beaches, including Kato Zakros Beach and Xerokambos Beach. The town is also home to the Palace of Zakros, an ancient Minoan palace that dates back to the Bronze Age. Other popular attractions include the Gorge of the Dead and the Monastery of Toplou.

 

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