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Hiking in Palekastro area with view to Kastri hill and to Kouremenos bay

The small plateau south of Palekastro and the pictursque chapel in the midst

Sunrise in Karoumes bay, exceptional beach between Palekastro and Kato Zakros

Windsurfing in Kouremenos Bay

The bay of Kato Zakros and the Deads Gorge in the background

Palm Beach Vai, 7km north of Palekastro village

Xerokambos Beach, 10km south from  Zakros


Map of Greece--Itanos municipalityDear visitor,

In order to facilitate your visit in our municipality, Hoteliers Association with the collaboration of Municipal Enterprise and Professional association of Palekastro, issued this guide, complementary, whishing you a pleasant stay.

Itanos municipality is situated in the eastern end of Crete in a particularly, unique and unspoiled environment

In this region the nature gave generously her beauties and is full of historical, archaeological, religious and natural monuments.

In the municipality of Itanos are situated the famous palm forest Vai, the monastery Toplu, the 4th Minoan palace and the gorge of Kato Zakros, the ruins of ancient cities Itanos, Eleia and Petsofas, the gorge of Hochlakies and the beautiful graphic villages Karidi, Mitato, Xerolimni in which their inhabitants live with the traditional way.

 In this region you will find the most beautiful beaches of Crete, a lot of appreciable paths with big variety of flora and fauna, here you will find the best fresh fish in the fish taverns of Kato Zakros, Hiona, Kouremenos as well as traditional foods with local products in the restaurants of Zakros, Palekastro and Agathias. But beyond from all, you will find, the spontaneous hospitality of the local residents.

Kostas Koxarakis

Chairman of hoteliers association of Palekastro-zakros-Xerokambos.


This website made by the Hoteliers Association of Itanos Region with the collaboration of Municipal Enterprise and the Professional association, in order to facilitate your visit in our municipality.