Ormos Zakros

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Ormos Zakros
35°05.900'N, 026°16.000'E Chart icon.png
lat=35.09833 | lon=26.26667 | zoom=15 | y
Greece Crete Zakros S.jpg
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Satellite View of Zakros

Ormos Zakros (Όρμος Ζάκρος) is a pleasant cove on southeastern Crete. Inland from the cove, is Kato Zakros, he site of a Minoan Palace, the fourth in size in Crete.

Charts

See Crete.

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

See Crete.

Islands

None.

Communication

See also Crete

Navigation

The anchorage should be approached from the northern end, to avoid the reefs extending from the shore in the centre and also towards the northern end. At the time of visit (June 2009), the more northern of the two reefs was conveniently marked by a coastal freighter which had run aground on this reef. However, attempts were being made to refloat it at the time, so it may be removed at some stage.

Berthing

Ormos Zakros

Anchor in 5-6 meters in the NW corner of the bay, just off a small shingle beach some 50 meters NE of the beached freighter (if it is still there). The bay is an excellent stop-off for a visit to the Minoan site of Zakros and the Valley of the Dead, where rock-cut tombs are to be found.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Amenities

None.

Provisioning

None.

Eating out

There is a taverna on the shore and another near the ruins (both open in summer only).

Transportation

Tourism

Visit the Minoan Palace. Hike in the Zakros gorge.

Minoan palace of Kato Zakro
Lustral basin at Kato Zakros
Terrapins at Kato Zakros


Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

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