From Azokeramos settlement there is a new dust road, which leads to the top of the mountain (520m high).
In the background of the photo you can see the village of Ano Zakros.
The road which is of good condition, was made recently and it is not difficult to drive it, either by a simple car. Photo: View to the north.
If you are lovers of the hiking, the route will offer you a marvellous view to the Zakros’ area, to Xerokambos (southern) and to the small settlements near Palekastro as Chochlakies, Kelaria, Adravasti). Photo: View to the south
As you reach the top, you will see the perfect blue of the Cretan Sea to the east. Before that you will see the entrance of Karoumes’ gorge.
From the top you can see clearly the Skinias bay to the north.
The hikers will need almost one hour to ascend the last 5km. Just think that the route starts from Azokeramos (260m high) and ends to the tope Traostalos (520m). The return is much easier.
In the eastern side of the mountain near the sea and 150 m high the known cave of the area of Zakros “Pelekita” is situated.
The sightseeing in the area and the view of the tops of the surrounding Sitian mountains will give an appetite for more activities and adventures.