Athens, the capital of Greece, is about 210 miles (338 kilometers) to the north of Zaros, while Heraklion is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast.
Visiting this popular part of the country can be not only relaxing, but an adventure too; so be sure to go on a little road trip and tour some of the other charming destinations in the vicinity of Zaros. Journey 3 miles (5 kilometers) northeast from Zaros to Faistos, where you can enjoy the Palace of Phaestos and Komos Beach.
Heraklion is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Zaros. This center contains a diverse range of points of interest, such as Geoponikos Kipos, Heraklion Museum of Religious Art and Manos Hatzidakis Theatre. Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance, Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery and Tylissos are just a sample of the other attractions in Heraklion.
To get a real sense of the present, it often pays to learn a little local history. Crete Island's fascinating ruins are a great starting point. If you're in the hunt for activities that won't cost an arm and a leg, round up the family and head to Crete Island's many outdoor popular open-air museums.
For those who feel it's important to pick up knowledge as well as happy snaps while on vacation, Zaros has a range of specialized activities, including guided nature walks, culinary tours and winery tours. The wider region offers some great options for energetic visitors with a love of watersports. Sailing and canoeing are some of the ways to have fun upon the water here.
As your break winds to a close, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Yiá sou"