Description

Zarou Lake
Zarou Lake
Zarou Lake
Zarou Lake

In the north part of the Zarou settlement, in the central part of the prefecture, about 49km from Heraklion city, you will come across Zarou artificial lake -also known as Votomos.

This small artificial lake was created in 1987 by the Department of Forestry which turned the small wetland that used to be around lake "Votomos", into one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the prefecture.

The trail to Agios Nikoalos gorge starts at the lake and goes all the way to lush Rouvas forest, one of the very few forests with kermes oaks in Greece. At the beginning of the gorge you will see the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos.