We love Kato Zakros......even with the few coach loads of tourists that visit there these days! Over recent years we have only been there in May and October, but many years ago we used to visit it for a few days in August as well. From what you say, it still isn’t over run with tourism in August? Did you venture down to Xerokambos? It is worth a visit for the view as you drive down to the village!
rohima wrote:GuyM, Xerokambos is lovely, as is its clay cliff. However, it has been badly eroded by humans digging the atomaceous clay out to use to "clay-bathe" as you put it. The last time I went there, there were signs up asking the public NOT to remove the clay, to conserve the area. It's bad enough that they sometimes have "beach parties" there which could endanger the turtle nests there and I'm told bring next to no income to the local tavernas as party-goers bring their own supplies, leaving behind their litter and sometimes faeces too (don't ask me how I know!!!). 2 coves have been colonised with umbrellas and sun beds (again, a hazard for turtles). It's not what it was just a very few years ago, now. Another example of a surfaced road changing a place's character, and not for the best. Yes, I know all things change constantly but I mourn the loss of the rare, undeveloped paradise it once was.
Guy M wrote:...And flying to Crete causes exponentially more environmental damage than almost anything else we do...
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