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Zaros Lake - Gortys - Matala Beach

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time-raw8 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation on Crete
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Zaros is a famous lake, which was created by waters that run from the springs of Votomos. Around the lake, there is a recreational area with tables and benches, and an information board and signs everywhere.

What to expect?

Stop at: Zaros Lake

You must not miss having a coffee or even a meal on the pier which the municipality has built on the shore of the lake under the deep shade of the plane trees. The local specialty is salmon and trout grilled over an open fire.

Stop at: Ancient Gortys

Gortys was inhabited till 3000 BC, while during the Minoan era it evolved as one of the largest cities of Crete. Gortys is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. In 1898 the first excavations started, which continue till today. Matala is famous for the carved caves in the rocks and the hippies of the 70s. There is a beautiful sandy beach, 300 m long, with fine gravel and crystal clear deep waters.

What is included?

  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick up
  • Drop off

What is not included?

  • Tips
  • Entry to ancient Gortys

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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