Vamos village, the historical capital of the area in the Prefecture of Chania known as Apokoronas, is a picturesque village that has seen significant growth in recent years. It has a lot of beautifully renovated houses, attractive lanes, and traditional restaurants and cafés. An ideal center for nature lovers, it offers a wide variety of routes for walking or hiking.
Vamos has a Health Centre that is open 24 hours a day, a chemist’s shop, a bank with ATM, a supermarket, a traditional bakery, and other shops. Surrounding Vamos, and only a short distance away, are several picturesque little villages which boast wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy authentic Cretan dishes.
Only 6 to 12 kilometers from Vamos can be found the sandy beaches of Almyrida, Kalyves, and Georgioupolis where you can swim, do water sports, enjoy fresh fish in small restaurants, and buy local handicrafts and traditional products in the shops.
Vamos also offers a wide range of options for day trips to destinations close at hand or further away, such as the beautiful Kournas Lake (only 4 km from Georgioupolis), Hora Sfakion, and Frangocastello, Paleohora, Omalos, and the Samaria Gorge, or Balos, Gramvousa and Elafonisos
Distances from Vamos:
- Chania town – 25 km
- Chania airport – 28 km
- Port of Souda – 20 km
- Rethymno town – 35 km
- Heraklion airport – 135 Km