Vamos is the capital of the district Apokoronas municipalitiy of Chania located in Western Crete.
Vamos is located 26 km from the capital city of Chania. About 8 km to the coast of Almyrida (Almyrida) and Kalives. To the coastal village Georgioupolis 12 km. Vamos is located on a hillside, 200 meters above sea level. The region of Apokoronas is a gree landscape. Vamos was the first village in western Crete, which has adapted to rural tourism. The old farm houses have been restored and prepared with much love and small craft stores have established.
Today Vamos has about 800 inhabitants. There is an old stone road and a village square with tavernas, coffee shops and small craft shops. There is a ATM, small supermarkets, bakery, internet cafe, post office, bank, health center and two petrol stations. At the old town square of Vamos is the Art Cafe "Liakoto". It is an old historic building that has been converted into a cafe. The Art Cafe "Liakoto" has exhibitions of photographs, ceramics and crafts by local artists. The cafe also offers an nice panoramic terrace with a beautiful view to the "White Mountains".
Cultural highlights in Vamos are:
The Church of the Virgin Mary from the 13th century and the monastery Karydi 13.-19.. Century with the monks' cells and the well-preserved old olive mill with 12 arches.
What to do in this region:
Pre-book your EVENING CRUISE IN SOUDA BAY WITH MUSIC AND DANCING
This boat-excursion is a evening-experience into the sunset for families and nature lovers.
Place of embarkation is the Port of Souda/Chania.
Day Cruis to the nature reserve "Balos Lagoon"
This Day Cruise Adventure goes to the Nature Reserve "Balos Lagoon". You can easily purchase here your boat-ticket for this cruise. The place of embarkation is the Port of Kissamos. There is a huge parking space for your hire car at the port without charge. Departure from the port of Kissamos at 10.20 am – return to the port at 17.45 pm .The timetable changes according the season. More information you´ll get with the email - voucher after booking.
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Pre-book your excursion to Elafonissi ( Nature Reserve)
Panoramic and scenic sightseeing tour to the nature reserve Elafonissi Lagoon.
Bathing Paradise Elafonissi Lagoon
An adventure for the whole family in tow.
Book know the day tour to the nature reserve Elafonissi lagoon on the south coast of Crete. You save planning time on site.
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points as shown in our drop off menue. Transport by air-conditioned bus.
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