Enjoy the large pool with plenty of terraces to recline and sunbathe beside it or maybe reading a book.
Play tennis with your friends or children and enjoy this lovely sport. Maybe you never had at home enough time to do that.
A small walk to Lake of Zaros, or hike up the Gorge of St Nicholas - an easy enough 2-hour walk, following a path and clambering over rocks in parts. More experienced hikers might continue up a steep path to Rouvas Forest and the Church of Agios Giannis. Ask at the reception for more information.
Zaros is renowned for its natural pure spring water. The natural springs of Zaros have been supplying the area with fresh, clean and pure drinking water for thousands of years. In the village of Zaros, you can see the remains of the Roman aqueducts and ceramic water channels that supplied water to ancient Gortys. The water from the springs is also the water supply for the whole village of Zaros.
Because of the natural springs and vast amounts of water the area of Zaros remains green and lush even in midsummer and is a natural beauty spot for visitors. See, smell and buy fresh vegetables at one of the biggest outdoor markets in south Crete at Moires.
Visit the second most important archaeological site of Phaestos just 18km away from where the ruins of a Minoan palace date back to 1600BC, or Gortys (13km), which incorporates Greek temples, a Roman forum and amphitheater, and a Byzantine basilica
Enjoy a full day in Heraklion Town, explore the pedestrian-only old town, walk all the way on the promenade of Koules Venetian fortress, and visit the superb Archaeological Museum (unfortunately partially closed) and the Crete Historical Museum.
Head to Crete’s stunning south coast, which gives onto the Libyan Sea and enjoy your swimming at Matala Beach (maybe you already have heard about hippies), the long sandy beach of Kommos, the sandy cliffs of Agios Pavlos or a bit further Triopetra and Ligres Beach.
Find more activities in Heraklion Area.
Check-in: 14.00 pm
Check out: 12.00 pm
Minimum Stay: 2-3 nights, depending on the season
How To Get There
Idi Hotel is located just outside the small rustic village of Zaros.
From May through mid-October there are direct charter flights to Chania (144km ) and, more frequently, to the capital Heraklion (49km). Tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.
"The journey is the thing". A superb way of enjoying the journey to Crete is to fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus (Pireas) - the port serving Athens. A still-romantic way to travel by the overnight ferry from Piraeus to Chania-Souda port (80km from the village)or Heraklion Port (85km). Tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our partner website.
If you want to explore the region while you're here, we recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent. We suggest our sister website, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.
Book your transfer online easily and safely from the airport or port to any location via our partner website
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through CreteTravel.com
Dining: Idi Hotel has a small tavern, where guests enjoy breakfast and dinner
Internet Access: WiFi throughout
Swimming Pool: The Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool
Spa Treatments: Not available
Disabled Access: Not suitable
Pets: On request
Languages Spoken: Greek, English
Parking: Free private parking
Good to Know: Last renovation: 2010