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.
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.
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