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Summary

The crag is very close to the Kato Zakros village.

Description

This crag offers fantastic views, looking towards the south you will be able to see beaches of Kato Zakros, tavernas in the village, the whole valley with remnants of the Minoan palace, olive groves, canyon Gorge of the Dead, hills surrounding Kato Zakros. It is beautiful. In addition, you are 200 meters from the sea, you can enjoy both climbing and water activities during the day. You can even combine climbing with tavernas, you will like local food, beer and coffee. The crag offers partly yellow, smooth limestone, some routes lead in grey, sharper material. The crag abounds in pitches of 6a-6b, pitches are well bolted and that is why even beginners can enjoy climbing here. Most of the routes are shorter than 20 meters, however, it is better to have at least 50 meters long rope.

Approach

Go by car to Kato Zakros village. You can park behind taverna Akrogiali. Continue on foot along the coast until you reach the goat gate at the end of the village. Turn left and follow a path along the fence for about 100 meters. You will see the crag on the right side. Climb for 3 minutes to the crag.

Where to stay

There is a lot of accommodation in Kato Zakros, Zakros and Xerokambos.

History

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Climbing in the Kato Zakros Cave started in summer 2019 when Petr Fiala discovered this crag.

Areas

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East face sector
10
3
17m
2
The Cave sector
7
4
16m
1

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