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Hotel Zaros Cottages

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  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta
  • Hotel Eleonas Zaros - Kreta

4-Star-Country-Hotel Zaros Cottages East Crete, a hidden gem! A mountain-resort with ambience in the South East of Crete. The small 4-Star family run hotel with apartment-cottages and an excellent traditional Crete Cuisine providing half board (breakfast and dinner). All Rooms with private furnished terrace with mountain view. The family has worked out hiking trails with beautiful views of the Lake and mountains. A charming traditional Hotel situated in a stunning landscape in the Region of Gortys /Phaistos. The diversified cuisine is characterized by a respect for nature and its capabilities. Many products from their own gardens.
The 20 rural cottages are situated on a peaceful and refreshing mountain slope, surrounded by olive trees and sweet-scented herbs, and are facing a magnificent view. This is the perfect getaway land. The beauty of the landscape makes it ideal for nature-lovers. Be it summer or winter, wild nature and its enchanting beauty will cast a spell on you. Experience moments of relaxation and tranquillity, and admire nature in all its grandeur.

Hotel Services:
Reception working hours 08:00 am -23:00 p.m, Breakfast Service 08:00 am -10:30am,
Hiking maps -road map - guide book with things to do in the area
· Hotel services guide, Private car parking, Electric club car Service(Guest's transfer from the restaurant to the cottages by electic golf car), · Kettle (water boiler),filter machine and tea /coffee making facilities. Welcome offer in the room ( fruits and wine ), House keeping servise every day, Cleaning every day -Change of towels every day-Change of linen 2 times a week, Baby cot , Push chair , Baby chair , Baby bath free of charge ( on request ), Main Pool and Children pool (Heated from 01/04 -15/06& 15/09-10/11(temperature 26-28C), New !2n Pool,Quiet zone for Adults only and persons over 16 years old. (open since 07/07/2019),Satellite TV, Soft Play Room ( indoor Play Ground ( outdoor ), Play room (table Tennis , Pool table ) Postal services

Hotel-Facilities:
Restaurant ( Lunch & Dinner ) ,Special meals ( gluten fre, dairy free ... )upon request, Buffet breakfast , full breakfast with local products ( Greek Breakfast ), Private dining option, Free of charge full WiFi coverage in all hotel areas and the cottages, Coffee area, Massage & Treatments (extra charge) · Laudry service (wash and dry extra charge) Mountain Bikes ( extra charge ),Extra Chages: Wine tours ( 10 km ), Farm Exrerience tours ( 5 km ), Privet tours by taxi ( to the archaeological sites and the south coast ) Non Smoking rooms
The Zaros Lake is at the foot of the highest mountain of crete "Psiloritis", 49 km southwards from the airport heraklion aprox. 50 minutes drive.In Zaros, you will be impressed by the variety of activities it has to offer. Starting with a visit to the lake, you can enjoy your coffee while gazing at its blue green waters, feed the ducks and fish or walk around the lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery. When you have worked up an appetite, you can try the amazing food of the local cuisine at the traditional tavern protected by the shade of the plane trees.
Zaros Cottages Accommodation - Options:

Room Facilities for all Cottages:
Free WiFi coverage is available in Cottage and at the Garden.Air condition,Towels (body & face ,for each guest ), Bathroom amenities, Slippers, Bathroom with Bathtub, Plasma satellite TV- CD player- DVD player, Save box,Hair dryer, Fireplace, Refrigerator, Kettle (water boiler), filter machine and tea /coffee making facilities. Kitchenette (to prepare coffee and tea, not meals),Sunbeds, Private terrace, Garden furniture,

1. THE STONE COTTAGES: occupancy 1-3 guests
the stone cottage is an amazing guest house with a total interior area of 32 Sq that is undoubtedly cozy and amazingly bright. The traditional stone cottages built with stone and wood, are the perfect fit for the breath-taking natural environment. Featuring big windows, comfortable double bed and with a big coach that can be used as an extra bed, the stone cottage is a unique guest room offering you a pleasant and comfortable stay. The main bedroom area is decorated with romantic pastel and warm colors and is decorated in a rustic country style. The spacious bathroom features a bath tub . You will find also available a refrigerator and a filter coffee machine if you wish to prepare your coffee. Every gCottage has its private terrace with sunbeds , overlooking the mountains and the gardens and it is an autonomous room that is providing you with all the comforts to experience the most amazing holidays of your life. The traditional-styles interiors can accommodate 2 adults and a child, offering you just about everything. (Use of the kitchenette is available for you for the preparation of drinks and beverages and not meals)

2. PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH BATHTUB JACCUZZI: at the countryside of Crete, built with stone and wood. In perfect harmony with the natural environment, far away from the crowds . Enjoy comfotable and private your holidays. Their interior is spacious (32 sq. m), romantic, ambient, an ideal "shelter" for couples and honeymooners. It is equipped with a king size bed with an anatomic mattress COCOMAT , an inviting bedding set of great linen sheets and a variety of pillows , a living room with a sofa (that can be used as bed) and an environmentally friendly fireplace. Traditional decor, stylish wood furniture, small kitchenette, a bathroom with bathtub jacuzzi offer unforgettable moments of relaxation and a comfortable stay to all guests guaranteeing at the same time the ultimate privacy. The Deluxe cottage with bathtub Jacuzzi provide private terrace with sunbeds , that value your privacy and offer beautiful views over the landscape and the mountains. The Deluxe cottage with bathtub Jacuzzi can accommodate two adults and a child. (The use of the kitchen is limited to the preparation of drinks, not meals).

3. TWO BEDROOM MEZZANINE COTTAGE
Embraced by trees, flowers and plants, the guesthouses and villas at Eleonas Country Village are sparsely built in the heart of the olive grove covered with perennial olive trees. Total interior area of 55 -60 Sq this cottage is very comfortable and can accommodate up to 4-6 people.This is a spacious cottage that is the perfect choice for families with children and groups of friends.The impressive interior designed to cover the needs of bigger families has two floors. The top floor that is cosy- is an area that is all united and does not have a door- has an amazing bedroom with a double bed or two single beds and personal balcony with an amazing view to the mountain.On the other floor you will find an independent bedroom with a door to separate it from the rest of the room and in the main area you will find a single bed and a big sofa that could be used as an extra bed.The spacious bathroom features a shower You will find available a refrigerator and a filter coffee machine if you wish to prepare your coffee. Also bear in mind that the water is potable. Every Two Bedroom Mezzanine Cottage has its private terrace with sunbeds and balcony overlooking the mountains and the gardens and it is an autonomous room that is providing you with all the comforts for your holidays . The traditional-styles interiors of this Two Bedroom Mezzanine Cottage with a loft can accommodate 2 adults and 2-4 children, making it the ideal choice for families. (Use of the kitchenette is available for you for the preparation of drinks and beverages and not meals)

4.HONEYMOON SUITE WITH JACUZZI
Embraced by trees, flowers and plants, the guesthouses and villas at Eleonas Country Village are sparsely built in the heart of the olive grove covered with perennial olive trees. In perfect harmony with the natural environment, the cottage have been built with stone and wood. Their interior is spacious (32 sq. m), romantic, ambient, an ideal "shelter" for couples and honeymooners. It is equipped with a big double bed, a living room with a sofa (that can be used as bed) and an environmentally friendly fireplace. Traditional decor, stylish wood furniture, kitchenette, a bathroom with hydro massage bathtub offer unforgettable moments of relaxation and a comfortable stay to all guests guaranteeing at the same time the ultimate privacy.The Honeymoon suite with Jacuzzi provide private terrace with sunbeds , that value your privacy and offer beautiful views over the landscape. The Honeymoon suite with Jacuzzi can accommodate two adults and a child.

5. MEZZANINE COTTAGE WITH BALCONY
Embraced by trees, flowers and plants, the guesthouses and villas at Eleonas Country Village are sparsely built in the heart of the olive grove covered with perennial olive trees. With a total interior area of 42 Sq the Mezzanine cottage due to its perfectly designed interior can accommodate couples and families with up to 2 children. On the top floor you will find an amazing room with the bedroom area that features a double bed with a personal balcony and an amazing view to the mountain and on the other floor you will find one bed and a big coach that can be used as an extra bed. The spacious bathroom features a Shower , you will find also available a refrigerator and a filter coffee machine if you wish to prepare your coffee. Also bear in mind that the water is potable. There is a private terrace with sunbeds ,overlooking the mountains and the gardens and it is an autonomous room that is providing you with all the comforts for your holidays . The traditional-styles interiors of this Mezzanine Cottage with a loft can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, making it the ideal choice for families. (Use of the kitchenette is available for you for the preparation of drinks and beverages and not meals)

6. GUEST HOUSE APHRODITE
the Aphrodite cottage, is an amazing guest house with a total interior area of 30 Sq. The cottages built with stone and wood, are the perfect fit for the breath-taking natural environment. Comfortable double bed and with a big coach that can be used as an extra bed, is a unique guest room offering you a pleasant and comfortable stay. You will find available a refrigerator and a filter coffee machine if you wish to prepare your coffee. Also bear in mind that the water is potable. The Aphrodite cottage has private terrace overlooking the mountains and the gardens and it is an autonomous room that is providing you with all the comforts for your holidays. The spacious bathroom features a bath tub, The traditional-styles interiors can accommodate 2 adults and a child, offering you just about everything. Kitchenette (only for the preparation of coffee and tea, unsuitable for cooking meals) The cottage locate at low level and has easy access. near to the pool and the tavern, The parking from the room is 20 meters.

7. DELUXE SUITE COTTAGE WITH HOT TUB: A secluded neighbourhood of absolute privacy and unparalleled luxury, relaxation and enjoyment, has been born in the heart of Eleonas Country Village. Designed as single-storey buildings, New suite will give you the feeling of absolute peace . A private hot tub and large veranda with stunning views over the green plain and the surrounding mountains of the area. The suite, are ideal for honeymooners, all those who seek a private shelter for a romantic getaway. The bathroom has a Bathtub Jacuzzi. The bedroom is features a king size bed with an anatomic mattress of COCOMAT , an inviting bedding set of great linen sheets and a variety of pillows. You will also find a Espresso machine and a hotplate to prepare your coffee and other hot drinks, that you can serve in a lovely coffee and tea set. There is plenty of space to sit around the hot tub, comfortable sun loungers and there is a large covered area with a Table and chairs in the courtyard. An old Olive tree at the terrace blends in with the natural surroundings. The Suite is surrounded by a tall stone wall and has a private doorway. The Deluxe Suite Cottage with Hot Tub can accommodate up to 2 guests. The use of the kitchenette is limited to the preparation of hot/cold drinks and beverages, not food. Their interior is spacious (32 sq. m)

8. SUITE COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE POOL
Embraced by trees, flowers and plants, the guesthouses and villas at Eleonas Country Village are sparsely built in the heart of the olive grove covered with perennial olive trees. Built of local stone and wood, Their interior is spacious (40 sq. m) with two spacious rooms, that has a fully equipped kitchenette and capacious lighted closets. The bathroom with marble tiles, has a spacious ceiling rain shower. The main bedroom is features a king size bed with an anatomic mattress, an inviting bedding set of great linen sheets and a variety of pillows.The room offers perfect ambient lighting. Its large sliding glass door offers unparalleled views of the terrace and the swimming pool. The room is also equipped with a big screen smart TV. The second room is of great comfort and functionality. It features two single-beds that can turn into sofa, an ultramodern audiovisual equipment, with a big screen smart TV and a CD & DVD Player. Its large sliding glass door offers unparalleled views of the terrace and the swimming pool. The kitchenette is equipped with a refrigetor , you will also find a Nespresso machine and a hotplate to prepare your coffee and other hot drinks, that you can serve in a lovely coffee and tea set. All rooms feature elegant light wood furniture that harmoniously blends with the wooden white ceilings. Its large terrace, covered with local stone, affords a 180-degree view over the suite. The Suite hasa private heated Overflow Pool and its water temperature can be adjusted upon request according to the preferences of its guests. There is plenty of space to sit around the pool on large, comfortable sun loungers and there is a large covered area with a dining table. The hidden lighting and lanterns with candles around the pool create a unique atmosphere. Small trees, olive trees and mulberry trees are planted in various parts of the terrace and blend in with the natural surroundings. The Suite is surrounded by a tall stone wall and has a private doorway and can accommodate up to four guests ( 2 adults, 2 kids). The use of the kitchenette is limited to the preparation of hot/cold drinks and beverages, not food.
Halfboard, Breakfast and dinner included. The diversified cuisine is characterized by a respect for nature and its capabilities. Many products from their own gardens. Cretan Diet restaurant, certified by the Greek Academy of Taste.Traditional Cretan recipes in the traditional restaurant, a quiet and beautiful place where you can simply enjoy your meals.

The secret to a Cretan diet is the large variety of pure, local products, especially olive oil, which is used in almost all dishes.

In the winter you can enjoy the meal next to the fireplace while during the summer in the wonderful garden, under the sacred olive trees. Traditional recipes handed down by the grandmothers. The secret to the success is the pure products, most of them from the own production, and always fresh.
The public transportation in the South of Crete is not well developed. If you want explore Crete, a rental car on the south coast is a MUST. Hikers can use the ferry as a means of transport between the villages on the south coast. However, it does not pay off when you take the ferry. It is worth to rent a car, as the airport-transfer from the Airport Heraklion is the same price as one week rental car.

+ The hidden beaches at the South of Crete from Agios Pavlos Sandhills to Triopetra and to the beach Ligres Beach

+ visit the picturesque south coast village Plakias and make a boat-trip to the Palm canyon Preveli. . The boat from Plakias to the mouth of the Palm canyon Preveli runs several times a day.. On your way back don´t miss to make a stop in the mountain village Spili

+ visit the hidden beaches Red Beach and Komos Bay

+ Visit the mountain village Archanes Crete´s largest wine producing region. We call this road to Archanes “the vintners´road”, as there are a variety of wine producers offering there wine and wine-testing in there winery. Archanes is one of the oldest charming mountain villages of Crete. To the west looms sacred mountain Juchtas surrounded by hills and numerous water springs.

+ Visit the archaelogical Museum of Heraklion, it is one of the most important Museums of Europe.

+ The archaeological site Knossos is the most important excavation of Crete. Sir Arthur John Evans the English archaeologist unearthing the palace of Knossos he discovered the oldest high culture of Europe the Minoan civilisation.

+ On the wheels southwards first you visit the archaeological site and Gortys
and then you continue southwards to the excavations of Phaistos

+ The off-road tour to the bay Agio Farago Beach; Please bear in mind that this tour can only be done with a Jeep or 4 x 4 vehicle! Or by boat from / to Plakias. This canyon is preferred by mountain climbers / mountain climbing clubs.

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For action lovers, the Agiou Nikolaou canyon is the ideal choice. The path starts at the Zaros lake and passes by many interesting sights and places, starting with the Agiou Nikolaou Monastary, 900 metres further down. About 2,5 kilometres down the path you will find the entrance to the canyon which leads to the amazing forest in Rouvas, one of the few oak forests in Greece. There you will find the Agiou Ioanni (St. John) church.The length of the route from the lake to the forest is 5 kilometres and requires about 2,5 hours when hiking uphill and 1,5 hours when hiking downhill.If you would like to get to know the village better, a walk through the narrow alleys of the village may hold many surprises. You will have the opportunity to admire the traditional, local architecture and find yourselves face to face with the amazing chapel of Agia Kiriaki (St. Kiriaki) which is located next to the church museum. Further down in lower Zaros, you will come across one of the village?s ten watermills (up until today two of the ten have been preserved and are open to visiting).

1.MOUNTAIN WALK ALONG ROUVAS GORGE -FOREST

The gorge of Rouvas or Agios Nikolaos or Gafaris , is the most important gorge of Psiloritis and central Crete. This is an ecosystem with rich flora and fauna, smaller canyons and interesting geological formations and cliffs of rare beauty. It has a total length of 4, km one way from start point at eleonas country village . the walk is along the river bed, which has a lot of water on spring and several waterfalls and ponds are formed. On the way we pass a wooden bridge and continue in lush green gorge until we reach the heart of the Rouvas forest and the church of Agios Ioannis (St. John) . The forest of Rouvas, is an important ecosystem of holly trees of national interest. The forest area covers about 30,000 acres. The rarity of the forest of Rouvas is related to the fact that holly trees escaped from the bushy typical shape and size and acquired characteristics and sizes different from those used in Greece. At St. John there is the homonym old chapel and the surrounding prairie is ideal for picnic and resting. From St. John you have to walk the same way back.

Start point : direct from your hotel
Suggested visiting : April to November
walking : 9 km
Route duration : 4-5
Degree of difficulty: 4/5
Altitude: ranges from 400 m to

2. WALKING TO VRONTISSI MONASTERY
An easy walk with start from your hotel Zaros Cottages, walking amongst ancient olive trees and carob trees until the Monastery Vrodissi. The Monastery is dedicated Saint Antony and is the one of the oldest monasteries in Crete. On the way back the smell of sage and thyme and the panoramic view make the walk very beautiful.

Start point : direct from your hotel
Suggested visiting : All the year
walking : 6.5 km
Route duration : 2
Degree of difficulty: 2/5
Altitude: ranges from 400m to

3. ROUTE - WALK TO THE VILLAGE DROSOI -AGIA ANNA
A walking amongst the village of Zaros and then the olive grove area until the abandoned village Drossoi , ( there is tap water). The way back is also amongst the olive groves until the lake of Zaros ,where you can a stop for a drink , the route is nice and easy .

Start point : direct from your hotel Zaros Cottages
Suggested visiting : All the
walking : 9.08 km
Route duration : 3- 3:30
Degree of difficulty: 3/5
Altitude: ranges from 400 m to

4.?ERMITAGE OF ST EFTHIMIOS AND THE VILLAGE NIVRITOS
We start from Zaros Cottages toward the Votomos lake of zaros and then follow the yellow arrows until the Cave hermitage of st Efthimios. Inside the cavernous church there are some frescoes and there is a rock-carving with the number 1432, but it is not probably a date, as dates in that time were written with letters. According to tradition, Saint Efthimios was mistakenly killed by a hunter, when the nuns of the monastery of Saint Nikolaos saw him wandering in the gardens dressed like an animal. The outdoor area of Cave hermitage of st Efthimios is perfect view point. After we take the way back and turn left to visit the village Nivritos , is a traditional village with small streets and nice church on top village with nice view , you can make a stop at small coffee shop in middle of the village where the local goes. Make a stop Enjoy a nice mountain tea or coffee .

Start point : direct from your hotel
Suggested visiting : April to November
walking : 8.6 km
Route duration : 3- 3:30
Degree of difficulty: 3/5
Altitude: ranges from 400 m to
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We´ve designed our website with you in mind. The detailed descriptions of our accommodations and destinations should help you make the right choice. Take a look at our photos and videos to get a taste. Have you already checked everything? You don't know where to stay in Crete? Looking for inspiration? Let's plan your vacation. We are not a call center or an anonymous company. We are your personal experts for Crete and Greece since 1989! Our goal is to meet your expectations so that you can realize your dream on Crete. Send us a your inquiry with your preferences and you will get tailor-made proposals. Take your time to make your trip a success. We are looking forward to your mail and thank you for your interest in visiting Crete. Don’t be a stranger. Keep in touch with us. Kreta.com when it comes to plan your holidays on Crete
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