The village of Zaros with its lake is located on the ridge of Psiloritis, approx. 40 km south of the capital Heraklion, at 450 meters above sea level. The water of the lake is fed from the mountains. The water is also bottled and sold all over the island. There is also a trout farm here. The area is a nature reserve for the bearded vulture and for 70 endemic plant species. The limestone area in its limestone crevices offers numerous habitats for rare plant species that grow up to a height of 2000 meters above sea level!