Zaros, Crete

A place worth visiting!

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 mountain range Idis, which, in turn, constitutes one of the most interesting mountain ranges of Crete.

Famous for its rich waters, abundance in green scenery, canyon, Byzantine monastaries and churches, it is visited by many people on a daily basis, people who soon become large fans.

Zaros is an important village which has remained true and hospitable, offering its visitors warmth, relaxation and peace. The perfect destination to come in contact with nature and fellow human beings, enclosed in a relaxing and invigorating environment.

The fact that, since ancient times, Zaros has always been inhabitated is due to its large amount of sources with a free flow of water, from which it also got its name: the Greek words Za meaning abundance and ros meaning flow give us the current name Zaros. It is 45 kilometres away from the city of Heraklion and is connected to it via the provincial road Heraklion- Ag. Varvaras- Zaros- Kamares. (πηγή http://www.zaros.gr)


How to get there


From Ag. Nikolao - Heraklion

By taking the national road Heraklion-Mires and passing through the villages Sivas and Avgeniki, we arrive at Ag. Varvara, and make a right at the exit for ZARO-KAMARES. From there, we pass through the villages of the Rouvas municipality, Panaso, Gergeri and Nivrito and arrive at Zaros.

From Chania - Rethimno

Along the national road Chania-Rethimno-Heraklion there is an exit for Spili. From there, we take the regional road to Ag. Galini and continue on to Mires. Along the national road Mires-Heraklion, we take a left at the exit for Zaros.



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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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Activities

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 …