Places of interest

Historical and archeological sites

Apokoronas is a real treasure to discover! There are plenty of historical and archeological sites to find, close and around Vamos village, such as the ancient city of Aptera, Karydi monastery, the church of Agios Nikolaos in Kyriakoselia village, the Venetian wells and folklore museum in Gavalochori and much more.

Nearest Beaches

There are some very cozy sandy beaches close to Vamos, such as Kalyves (6 km), Almyrida (8 km), Georgioupolis (10 km), Kiani (7 km), Kera (7 km), Ombrosgialos (8km).
Famous beaches in the West of Chania are Elafonisi, Falasarna and Balos lagoon.

Road trips in Chania region

Vamos is ideally situated at a strategic point allowing short excursions to other places of interest in Chania region. Drive or bike through this beautiful region and discover the small traditional villages , orange groves and rivers, archeological sites and enjoy the breathtaking views of the White mountains as well as the Aegean and Libyan sea!

Flora and Fauna

Apokoronas extends from the foothills of the White Mountains (LefkaOri). The area is very green and fertile, which is unusual for rocky Crete. Apokoronas is a rich agricultural region with many olive groves, vineyards and orange groves.
The most common animals to be found on Crete these days are domesticated farm animals such as dogs, cats, goats, donkeys, sheep, pigs and chickens. The most famous of the Cretan animals is the mountain goat named the KriKri…

Nearby Gorges

On this page you will find a summary of the gorges located near Vamos. For each gorge there is short description, maps and additional information. The Samaria Gorge is possible to book as an excursion through our tourist office.
Other gorges, like Imbros, Aradena and Diktamos are usually walked independently by our guests (full information can be provided by our office). However, if you prefer we can arrange a guide for you (at least one day’s notice is required).