You can spend a few hours wandering around this ancient site. There has been quite a lot of excavating, but they are still working at it. When we were there we saw 4 workers digging and carrying things to their storage area.
Using the map they give you at the entrance you can find the King's bedroom, the Queen's bedroom, and the treasure room. There were some baths in this area and we watched turtles and frogs swimming in them, which seems strange to me as it is very dry in Crete.
When you visit the national museum in Heraklion, you will see many things that were taken from this site to be preserved and studied.
This was a major settlement in Crete, very important in history.
Quiet, peaceful with few other walkers the walk up the Gorge was something I would never tire of doing.
Akrogiali Taverna is the first of 5 tavernas when you walk from the beach parking area. They roast a pig every day, and the barbecue flavor wafts over the beach because the usual direction of the wind is from inland.
Seating is right at the beach, covered for comfort, and they have placed the tables so that you do not feel cramped but more relaxed.
Everything seems to be as clean as possible while having tables at the beach area, restrooms are clean, also.
The two waiters were always kept busy and had a pleasant manner.
Menu is large.
Some German items are found which makes a variety of choices other than Greek.
Favorite Dish: All the items we ate here in the two visits were very good. See photos.
All 3 tavernas at Kato Zakros are sea front, all serve excellent food, all have their "characters". Just wander along in front of all 3 (this will take 2 minutes) and see which one you fancy eating at tonight !
Favorite Dish: All do a very good line in stuffed courgette (zuccini) flowers. Fresh swordfish, if available, is announced by the fishes head being displayed outside the taverna who acquired it!!