Vamos Traditional Village is a small local company specialising in holidays with a difference that focus on the cultural aspects of the Vamos area and which promote ethical sustainable ecotourism and agro-tourism.
Many Vamos' guests range from individual travelers, families and small groups of friends, who share similar values to our own and who enjoy the benefits that responsible low-impact tourism can bring to the area and the local community.
We are located in the old quarter of Vamos, the heart of the Apokoronou region of Crete, surrounded by many historically-rich buildings that were once the dwellings and houses of earlier inhabitants. Many of these traditional homes have been restored and are now offered as holiday rental accommodation. Vamos Traditional Village tourist agency has an exclusive selection of traditional guest houses, villas and cottages available for your holiday in Crete.
During your stay in our beautiful village, you will be guested in one of the aesthetically renovated old houses, spreading out mainly in the old neighborhood.
Buildings from 18th, 19th and early 20th century have been sympathetically restored paying particular attention to their individual architecture, the aesthetics of the house and the local environment. Materials used for restoration are mainly stone and cypress wood and the plaster is made using the special techniques of local builders. Furnishings and decoration are also of local handicrafts.
However, bathrooms and kitchens have been adapted to take into account modern day requirements. The houses are spread out in the old neighbourhood of the village with views of the White Mountain and flowering gardens or the Lybian sea.
Vamos is also only a short distance from the northern beaches of the Cretan Sea, which guarantees visitors the chance to combine a beach and mountain village holiday. The village's location, traditional environment and dramatic scenery have all helped us to create a unique atmosphere for guests wanting a relaxing holiday in an authentic Cretan locality.
Houses facilities: Traditional furniture, fully equipped kitchenette, fireplace, refrigerator, TV, A/C, some of them have a central heating, furnished balconies, verandas or garden with village or Mountain View..
Region: Apokoronas, Chania
relevant routes: Frangokastelo-Sfakia-Askifou-Vamos
From Chania airport
Leaving Chania Airport, drive along 500 metres, then left at first junction following signs to Rethimno until you reach the National Highway (E75). Follow the highway for approximately 17 kms at the "Kalami Kalives" sign, turn left off the highway. Drive parallel with the sea shore, passing through Kalives town, for approximately 5 km. At the end of the road you will see on your right the sign of "Vamos Health Centre 6km". Follow this road, slightly on the right for 6 kms. First you will meet two gas stations (1 on the left and 1 on the right). After approximately 200 metres you will see a sign on the left for Kefalas 5 km and Vamos Health Center, there is a taverna on the right side, named BLOUMOSIFIS. Turn right there and the Vamos Traditional Village TOURIST OFFICE is approximately 50m along this road, on the right. You will meet Elena or Klio who will take you to your accommodation. From Heraklion airport
Follow the National Highway towards Heraklion. The highway bypasses Heraklion and continues all the way to Chania, bypassing Rethimnon on the way. After the interchange in Rethimnon, continue on the highway for approximately 18 km, and then turn right to Georgioupolis (to exit from highway). Drive through Georgioupolis, over the river, and continue straight (you will see the signs.) In approximately 10 km you reach Vamos. Follow the downhill road, pass the village square with the traditional cafe and grocery store, until you find on the left hand a tavern, with a big tree, named BLOUMOSIFIS. Just before the tavern, you turn left and in about 50m, on the right side, is the Vamos Traditional Village TOURIST OFFICE, near the art cafe Liakoto. You will be met by Elena, Klio or George who will take you to your accommodation. In case the office is closed you can always ask our colleagues in the Taverna which usually close after 24:00 or in th art cafe Liakoto. Our phone numbers are 28250 22190, mobile 6939 983 958 George
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