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Zaros, Heraklion Prefecture

One of the main villages of Crete, is Zaros; a picturesque village of Riza, in the south slopes of mountain Psiloritis.

Due to the springs of crystal-clear water, the area has been inhabited since ancient times. Several watermills were operating a few years ago. The remains of those still exist in the area.

The natural environment of Zaros is fertile and characterized by ecological and geomorphological elements. The rich tradition of Zaros is reflected in its rare landscape.

Within short distance, the visitor can swim in the crystal-clear beaches of the south, visit Byzantine monasteries with magnificent frescoes, explore canyons, and have a great evening listening to live Cretan music. This interesting area has a lot to offer to its visitors.

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