The Minoan Palace of Zakros is one of the most significant discoveries of the Minoan civilization.

The palace of Zakros is the fourth largest of the Minoan Crete. Strategically located, had a protected port and operated as commercial center for trade with the East.

The discoveries are treasures of the Minoan civilization and you can see them in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Sitia and Agios Nikolaos.

The palace had actually two building phases one in 1900 BC and another one in 1600 BC. In 1450 it was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Santorini.

Around the palace complex which covers about 4500 square meters there was the ancient city at a total area of ​​8,000 square meters.