The village of Zaros is situated 45km. away from Heraklio, with a population of approximately 2,250 inhabitants. Zaros is famous for its high quality running water. The only hotel of the area can be found close to the spring of Votomos, being surrounded by huge plane trees, fountains, as well as, a traditional watermill.
If you come to Zaros do not forget to visit the cave of Kamares, being located at the foot of mountain Psiloritis. The village, also, offers a few rooms to let,
tavernas and small cafeterias.
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Zaros is a picturesque traditional village, 45 km from Heraklion at the plain of Psiloritis Mountain, featured with natural springs and a small lake.
The village has rich historical past as the roman aqueduct, the traditional alleys with ancient architectural and the churches' adorns. The village is famous for the beautiful lake as well as for the local vivarium where you can enjoy the taste of fresh trouts. Furthermore, we recommend you to visit cafe-tavern "Vegera" at the center of the village, where you can taste traditional cretan cuisine with home made wine and raki.
in a short distance the famous gorge of Rouvas is located, as well as the historical monasteries of Balsamonero, Vrontisi, Agios Nikolaos. Other places worth visiting are the plateau of Nidas, the old settlements of Kourites, Fari, Drosou, Paliamas and Laloymas' dam - ideal places for the fans hiking.
Furthermore from Zaros within 15 minutes driving you can visit the town of Moires for shopping at the local shops and the open-air market (pazari) every Saturday. Close to Moires are the powerful, at ancient times, towns of Faistos and Gortyna. At last within 25 minutes driving you can reach the magnificent beaches of (famous) Matala, Komos, Agia Triada, Kokkinos Pyrgos e.t.c.