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ZAKROS (ZAS), Village, ITANOS

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ZAKROS Village ITANOS

Overview

  Zakros is the second village in size in the Municipality of Itanos with 800 habitants. It is 20 kilometers away from Palekastro. It is in the middle of a lush lowland with thousands of olive trees. They are the "spring of life" for the economy of the area. Agriculture and the cultivation of olives, is the basic occupation of the local people. The area is famed for the springs and crystal waters that have ceaselessly run for centuries making fertile the land that kindly shares its bounty.
  This is also the starting point of the famous Canyon of Zakros, cutting through the tall mountains and ending up at Lower Zakros, next of the rubble of the Minoan Palace (forth largest Minoen settlement in size). Thousands of objects have been discovered, masterpieces of the Minoan art. They are decorating the archeological Museum of Iraklion.

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Population Census

Year Population
1991 765
1981 966

Geographical Data

Type of location: Municipal district
Postal Code: 72300
Tel +30 28430
Altitude: 256 meters
Longitude: 26o 13' 09.38" E
Latitude: 35o 06' 47.1" N

Distances:
108 Kilometers West-northwest (WNW) AGIOS NIKOLAOS, Town, LASSITHI , GREECE

Have acces to the sea:
8 Kilometers Southeast (SE) the port: ZAKROS, Port, LASSITHI , GREECE

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