Discover Vamos... on Foot
Our first walking guidebook Discover Vamos... on Foot about the traditional village of Vamos (Crete) contains 8 walks and many beautiful pictures and information about the history of the village. There is a village walk that brings you along the sightseeing’s of the village and there are additionally 7 easy country walks in the lacal area. Each walk description includes extra information and a detailed map. These walks will give you a good impression of Vamos village and its surroundings. You discover some ancient paths and hidden churches and enjoy the breathtaking views of the "Lefka Ori", the Akrotiri Peninsula, Souda Bay and Drapanos Mountain. Some of the walks bring you to the neighbouring villages Douliana, Litsarda, Kefalas and Xirosterni. This guidebook is perfect to start discovering this hidden treasure usually missed by the majority of visitors!
Vamos is located 26 km from Chania in North West Crete. Until 2011it used to be the capital (administrative centre) of the Apokoronas region. From January 2011 Vamos, alongside the other municipalities of the region, are part of the Municipality of Apokoronas, whose administrative centre is the village of Vrisses, 4 km south of Vamos. Vamos is now a municipal department. It is a developing, traditional village, well-protected from mainstream tourism and very much retaining its character. Here you can find some fine examples of traditional and neoclassical architecture in new and renovated buildings.
When we started making this booklet is was difficult to find information about the village and also there were hardly any walks available. This gave us the idea to make this small book about Vamos and to set out a few easy walks through the outskirts of the village and the surrounding landscape. This booklet does not give a detailed study of Vamos, but rather summarizes the main historical events and presents the main sights and monuments. With this small book in your hands and by exploring this place on foot we hope you will learn many interesting things about the village and its most important monuments.
Enjoy discovering some hidden treasures usually missed by the majority of visitors and get a real flavour of the village and its people!
Tip! In Vamos you find beautiful restored guesthouses that are offered through www.vamosvillage.gr. They also organize cooking lessons, trip to Samaria Gorge, visiting a beekeeper and much more interesting acitivies. Also all our books are sold in their office!