Informations about the area

  • Zaros is a town with 2,215 inhabitants. The village is more widely known forthe homonymous bottled water (natural or carbonated) that has been on the market for the last twenty years. Zaros is located on the southern slopes of Mount Samari, which is a branch of Psiloritis mountain.
  • Kurtes, located south of Zaros. Apart from the farming character of the settlement, a pottery tradition survived until the beginning of the last century. In the area south and west of the three-hill of Kourtokefala significant archaeological traces and ancient tombs of the Late Minoan era have been found. Ask for information for hiking.
  • The forest of Rouvas, in the gorge of Saint Nicholas, is an important ecosystem of holly trees of national interest where you can hike.
  • The artificial lake of Zaros or Votomos located on the southern slopes of Psiloritis, just 1km north of Zaros.
  • The Folklore and Geological Museum of Zaros is located next to the church of St. George in Zaros and is housed in a traditional Cretan house.
  • Vrontissi monastery is located near Vorizia Gorge, between the villages Zaros and Vorizia. The area has panoramic views.
  • Matala- Kommos- Kalamaki and Agiofarago beaches 30′.