Geopark Info Center
Zakros’ Natural History Museum
The Zakros’ Natural History Museum is located at the Polykentro building, lying along the main road that crosses Epanos Zakros village.
The Museum is dedicated to the natural environment of the Park. The flora, fauna, and geology of the area is presented through small dioramas (reconstructions of ecosystems), staffed animals, posters and displays of rocks and fossils. Visitors can find all printed material of the Park, can watch the Sitia Nature park video, can browse the parks’ website and visit the European and Global UNESCO’s geoparks.
The museum offers parking and toilets and is open during summer times. During winter visitors should contact park’s authorities or Sitia Municipality.
Karydi Info Center
The Info Center at Karydi is hosted at the old school of the village and is dedicated to the speleological research. The center offers information on the Nature Park, the nearby geo-routes and the activities that can be implemented, but also can be used for accommodation of small groups and scientists.
Center is equipped with the necessary infrastructure and facilities for stay and sleep that can be used by speleologists, biologists, schools etc., that are interested to study the environment and caves of this mountainous area. It also can provide visitors with the necessary equipment for personal security and orientation.
Visitors who wish to use this infrastructure should communicate with Parks authorities or the Municipality of Sitia.
Tel: +30 2843341304