Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Zaros town

What to Know Before Visiting Zaros town

Zaros is a charming town located at an altitude of 340 metres, known for its picturesque lake and gorge. The town has a population of 3,400, who are primarily engaged in the production of olive oil, sultanas, vegetables, and spring water. Visitors can enjoy cafes near Lake Votomos and relish fresh trout at the tavern called I Limni (The Lake). Rouvas Gorge, a popular hiking destination, is located nearby. The town also has traditional water mills that have been operational since the 16th century, as well as archaeological sites and monasteries. One of the most notable features of Zaros is its water, which is bottled by Votomos SA and is renowned for its purity and taste.

In addition to the attractions mentioned above, Zaros has a couple of hotels that offer comfortable accommodation to visitors. The town’s location at the southern foothills of Mountain Psiloritis makes it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll around the lake, go fishing, or hike through the scenic Rouvas Gorge. The town’s rich history and culture are reflected in its traditional water mills, archaeological sites, and monasteries.

Zaros is also known for its production of trout and salmon from fish farms. The town’s water is bottled and sold by Votomos SA, which is renowned for its purity and taste. Overall, Zaros is a must-visit destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat amidst nature and a glimpse into the authentic Cretan way of life.

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Best Hotels in Zaros town

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  • from 46 euro

Best Villas in Zaros town

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Best Apartments in Zaros town

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Best Holiday homes in Zaros town

Papa-Antonis Stone House

  • 9 / 10
  • Τσικριτσή

Featuring garden views, Papa-Antonis Stone House offers accommodation with a garden and a patio, around 42 km from Venetian Walls. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 43 km from the holiday home, while The Palace of Knossos is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 45 km from Papa-Antonis Stone House.

from

€54

/night

  • 230 m

Zaros Cottage

  • 10 / 10
  • ΖΑΡΟΣ

Offering garden views, Zaros Cottage is an accommodation located in Zarós, 43 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 45 km from The Palace of Knossos. The air-conditioned accommodation is 42 km from Venetian Walls, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi.

The holiday home is equipped with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with mountain views.

The holiday home features a barbecue, garden and sun terrace, which can be enjoyed by guests if the weather permits.

Phaistos is 20 km from Zaros Cottage, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 21 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 45 km from the accommodation.

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€82.8

/night

  • 440 m

PALIAMA BY THE RIVER

  • 9.7 / 10
  • Παναγία

Featuring lake views, PALIAMA BY THE RIVER offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 41 km from Venetian Walls. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The holiday home offers a barbecue. A outdoor play equipment is also available at PALIAMA BY THE RIVER, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 42 km from the accommodation, while The Palace of Knossos is 45 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 44 km from PALIAMA BY THE RIVER.

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€72

/night

  • 2.9 km

Gallery House Plouti

  • 8.0 / 10
  • ΠΛΟΥΤΗ Ισόγειο

Featuring inner courtyard views, Gallery House Plouti offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 38 km from Venetian Walls. Including a garden, this holiday home also features a restaurant.

The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

The holiday home offers a barbecue. If you would like to discover the area, hiking is possible in the surroundings and Gallery House Plouti can arrange a car rental service.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 39 km from the accommodation, while The Palace of Knossos is 42 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 41 km from Gallery House Plouti.

from

€49

/night

  • 5.9 km

House of Athina and Fanourios

  • 9.0 / 10
  • Galia

Set in Galiá, 8.7 km from Museum of Cretan Ethnology and 10 km from Phaistos, House of Athina and Fanourios offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

There is a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go cycling nearby.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 54 km from the holiday home.

from

€74.536

/night

  • 6.7 km

Il Silenzio

  • 9.5 / 10
  • Magarikari

Situated 46 km from Psiloritis National Park, Il Silenzio offers air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace.

Featuring free WiFi, the units have a washing machine and a flat-screen TV with streaming services. An oven, a fridge and stovetop are also available in the kitchen, as well as a coffee machine.

The holiday home has a barbecue and a garden, which can be enjoyed by guests if the weather permits.

Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 10 km from Il Silenzio, while Phaistos is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from the accommodation.

from

€102.9

/night

  • 7.3 km

FAQ

Where is Zaros located?

Zaros is located in Greece, at an altitude of 340 metres, at the southern foothills of Mountain Psiloritis. It is 44 km from Heraklion.

What is the population of Zaros?

The population of Zaros is 3,400.

What are the main products produced in Zaros?

The main products produced in Zaros are olive oil, sultanas, vegetables, and spring water. There are also a couple of fish farms that serve both trout and salmon.

What are some tourist attractions in Zaros?

Some tourist attractions in Zaros include Lake Votomos, Rouvas Gorge, traditional water mills, archaeological sites, and monasteries.

What is the famous water brand from Zaros?

The famous water brand from Zaros is called ZAROS, which is bottled by a company called Votomos SA.

Are there any accommodations in Zaros?

Yes, there are a couple of hotels in Zaros.

Is there any hiking trail in Zaros?

Yes, Rouvas Gorge is part of the Psiloritis mountain range and is on the hiking route known as the E4 European Walking Path.

What is the name of the tavern that serves fresh trout in Zaros?

The tavern that serves fresh trout in Zaros is called I Limni (The Lake).

What kind of cafes are there in Zaros?

There are cafes near Lake Votomos in Zaros.

What is the average temperature in Zaros town?

The average temperature in Zaros town ranges from 15°C to 30°C, depending on the season.

Where is Zaros town located in Crete?

Zaros town is located in the central part of Crete, about 44 km south of Heraklion.

Which is the nearest airport to Zaros town?

The nearest airport to Zaros town is Heraklion International Airport, which is about 50 km away.

What are the popular attractions in Zaros town?

Some of the popular attractions in Zaros town include the Zaros Lake, the Rouvas Gorge, the Vrontisi Monastery, and the Agios Nikolaos Church. Additionally, visitors can enjoy hiking, cycling, and exploring the traditional villages in the area.

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