The Municipality of Phaistos hosts natural areas of wildlife and has great anthropological and cultural elements covering installations from the Late Minoan period until today. The municipality is known as the alternative gate with beaches of rare beauty, such as, Matala, Kommos, Kalamaki and Kokkinos Pyrgos.
Guests may reach the area to discover cultural attractions, beaches, and mountains and the lake of Zaros, surrounded by the mountain of Psiloritis. Apart from the palace at Phaistos, the municipality includes the archaeological site of Agia Triada, the Kamares Cave of the Minoan Labyrinth.
Rock Climbing Field
Agiofarango is situated within an imposing gorge that runs down to the sea and is a popular sport climbing venue in Crete. The climbing is situated on both sides of the gorge, which means that climbers can have sun or shadow no matter the season or time of the day.
At ‘Vegera’ restaurant in Zaros village, visitors can participate in the cooking procedure, with local women showing traditional Cretan recipes. Visitors could help Vivi, the owner, during the preparation of the daily menu!
Cooked in virgin olive oil using only fresh ingredients, would be ready to be savored by visitors on spot.