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The pretty mountain village of Zaros in Crete, famed for its spring water, derives its name from two ancient Greek words "Za" and "Rous" meaning "much water flow'. Zaros lies on the southern slopes of the Idi mountain range in central Crete with Mount Psiloritis as the highest mountain in Crete dominating the landscape. Because of its central location in Crete, Zaros is the perfect place to base a ... read more
holiday to explore most of the island of Crete. It's close to the fabulous south coast beaches of Matala, Kommos and Kalamaki and also to the ancient archaeological sites of Knossos, Phaestos, Gortyna and Agia Triada. Sprinkled liberally with many Byzantine churches and monasteries in and around Zaros, there are no shortage of places to visit.

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