Activities

Activities in Zaros

Activities that will remain unforgettable!

Walking along quiet paths, visiting our historical sights, mountain climbing, climbing and biking are the ways to fill in your free time when visiting our village.

Our activities are the following:

Hiking

  • Route 1: Hotel- Zaros Lake- Ag. Nikolaos and return

    DURATION: Uphill hike 1 hour and 10 minutes. Downhill hike 55 minutes.

    DESCRIPTION: Beginning at our Hotel and ending on the main road in the village, we follow the peripheral road towards tha area Votomos which is one of the most beautiful areas of Zaros. You then move through green scenery where you can hear the water trickling on the sides of the road. On this route you will find taverns as well as the well-known fish farming of trout. At the end of this route, at the foot of the mountain, we will come to Lake Zaros, one of the most beautiful areas Zaros has to offer. By following the path to the mountain and climbing its slopes, we will arrive at the monastary of Ag. Nikolaos, where you will be able to experience a scenery and view that will take your breath away.

    ROUTE 2: Of course there are plenty of routes both within and outside the village, where you can walk and where some can even create and discover Zaros!

Mountain climbing

  • ROUTE 1: Hotel- Lake- Ag. Nikolaos- Zaros Canyon- Rouvas Forest

    DURATION: Uphill & Downhill climbing around 4 hours

    ROUTE 2: Hotel- Ag. Nikolaos- Moni Vrontisiou

    DURATION: Uphill & Downhill climbing around 2 hours

    ROUTE 3: Hotel- Moni Vrontisiou- Samari- Zaros Shelter

    DURATION: Uphill & Downhill climbing around 4 hours

    ROUTE 4: Hotel- Voriza village- Canyon of Voriza- Nidas Plateau (By car up to Voriza)

    DURATION: Uphill & Downhill climbing around 8 hours

    ROUTE 5: Hotel- Voriza-Kamares- Kamares Cave

    DURATION: Uphill & Downhill climbing around 7 hours (By car up to the village of Kamares)

Climbing

  • Many ideal spots for climbing can be found along the entire length of the Psiloritis slope.

Jogging

  • The entire surrounding area of the village is ideal for jogging with both easy and more difficult routes. The choice is yours!!

Biking

  • Wonderful dirt paths surround the village of Zaros, which give mountain biking lovers the opportunity to raise their adrenaline to extreme heights..

    As far as low-key bikers are concerned, a ride both within and outside the village will more than greatly reward them.



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Our Hotel

Each autonomous apartment, adorned with warm colour schemes and traditional elements, creates a familiar environment giving you the feeling that you are at your own country cottage.

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The village Zaros

Our beautiful and graphic village, Zaros, is situated 45 kilometres south of Heraklion in a luscious green valley at the foot of Mt. Psiloriti at an altitude of about 450 metres. The village of Zaros constitutes a large part of the southern..

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Walking along quiet paths, visiting our historical sights, mountain climbing, climbing and biking are the ways to fill in your free time when visiting our village. more …