Vamos villa for sale is located 25 km from the beautiful city of Chania with its charming Old Venetian Harbour and the city of Rethymno is only 35 km far away. Chania International Airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” is located 45 km north east and Souda port where one can catch the boat to Piraeus is only 28 km away. Almirida beach is located approximately 7 km from the property and Kalives beach is situated on 6 km North West.
For those looking an exceptional house for sale in Apokoronas this property provides a magnificent opportunity to acquire am attractive real estate asset in a striking location close to a wide range of amenities:
Shopping: Many interesting gift shops together with a traditional pantopoleion (mini market) are available in the area of Apokoronas.
Transport: The nearest bus station is just 3 minutes away which offers a comprehensive commuter service to the charming city of Chania in 25 km. Chania International Airport is 45 km away and Souda Port is located only 28 km from Kokkino Chorio where this beautiful house for sale is situated. Additionally, there are very good transport links to other parts of the Apokoronas area offering unlimited options for relaxing or adventure trips to spectacular beaches, exceptional gores and historical monuments.
Leisure: There are a wide range of sport activities in the beach front and in surrounding areas to include Golf Courses (the closest is 10 km away), water sports, and nearby outdoor activities centers include horse riding, jeep safari, trekking and bike tours.
General: There are a good selection of restaurants serving traditional Cretan dishes, dentists, doctors, banks, schools, supermarkets within the local vicinity.
Vamos, the Capital of Apokoronas
Vamos, a tranquil and the most famous village in Apokoronas offers a peaceful retreat in an idyllic landscape 25 km east from the beautiful city of Chania. Sheltered by the rolling foothills of the White Mountains, Vamos has a captivating ambience. Vamos is one of the few ecotourism villages in Crete with many traditional buildings still completely intact or delightfully renovated. The village also boasts archaeological discoveries, charming orthodox monasteries and plenty of wonderful chapels. Tourists will enjoy meandering through the village’s winding roads, walking along the olive groves, and visiting Karidi Monastery dating back to 1850 with its lovely old olive mill.
Nestled at the foot of the White Mountains, the picturesque village of Vamos boasts a wealth of monuments and an impressive cultural heritage. In the 9th century Vamos was inhabited by Arab pirates and in 1863 a Pasha named Savas selected Vamos as the Capital of Sfakia. Because of its decision, the village encountered a great development with a mosque, an administrative center (serai), school and army barracks. Unfortunately, these buildings were all burned and demolished during the great battle of 1896 against the Turks. However, there is still a well-preserved traditional stone road and the walks around the old part of the village are worth visiting.
Vamos has an abundance of natural riches to explore. There are kilometers of nice forest trails and great views from the many viewpoints on the expansive common. Τhere are a wide variety of walks, ranging from short scenic walks to strenuous ones. A unique feature of the area is that visitors can enjoy the mountain experience without the crowds – that are sometimes found in the busier parts of Apokoronas. One of the highlights of the area is to visit a magnificent pine-tree forest using a footpath with excellent views. The walk covers a variety of land including farmland, forestry and provides an overview of Apokoronas and the White Mountains.
Visit Vamos Property Guide to learn more about the village and is history.