Step back in time in this beautiful, traditional villa located in the timeless village of Vamos away from the bustling tourist resorts but only a few minutes drive from several sandy beaches. Step back in time in this beautiful, traditional villa located in the timeless village of Vamos away from the bustling tourist resorts but only a few minutes drive from several sandy beaches. Recently restored with much care and attention to detail by the owner, in the traditional Cretan style using locally quarried stone and cypress wood, this villa will give you the chance to experience real Cretan life with all the comforts of the modern amenities.
This old bakery(200m2) was renovated maintaining it's original character. It has a spacious,full equipped kitchen, leading to a sitting area, with a fire place and a TV. On the ground floor it has 2 bedrooms with a double bed ,fitted wardrobes and a seperate toilet. On the first floor you will find a large sitting area with TV that leads to a balcony with amazing view of the White Mountains and the village, 2 open bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower and a seperate bedroom with a/c and beautiful view to the village.
Hidden behind tall, stone walls is the courtyard garden at the front of the house. A large stone BBQ area with an original stone sink and well are to the right of the wrought iron gates. To the left is a small pool and a shower. To the side of the house are verandas with a stone dining table opening to the old village square with a large shady tree, used once a year by the villages to celebrate a local festival but otherwise, your own "secret garden" area.
Bed linen and towels
Electric stove with 4 hobs/plates
Pool size3m x 2m
Pool depth1,50 m
Prices include taxes, cleaning, A/C and/or central heating, bed linen and towels, wood supplies for the fireplaces (winter season)
The time of arrival and departure depends on the reservation we have before and after your stay. We always make every effort to offer you a completely clean house as soon as possible and of course, depending on the arrival time of our next guests, a late check-out may be available.
Beaches closed to Vamos
Almirida beach, sunbeds & a sandy beach, restaurants, not exposed to wind, windsurfing and other sea sports activities (8 km from Vamos)
Kalives beach, sunbeds & a sandy beach, restaurants, not exposed to wind , beach volley, (6 km from Vamos)
Kiani Akti, beyond Kalives 1 km towards Chania, sunbeds & a sandy beach, only one cafe, less crowded, not exposed to wind, long quiet beach for rackets players, (7 km from Vamos)
Kera, between Kalives and Almirida, sandy beach, for those who don't like organized beaches, no sunbeds, no restaurants, not exposed to wind, (7 km from Vamos)
Ombrosgialos bay with gentle rocks & a turquoise sea, signposted down a turning between Paleloni and Kefalas, one nice tavern with fresh fish, interesting sea for snorkeling, exposed to wind, (8 km from Vamos)
Κοutalas beach ,non organized,formed at the exit of a rocky gorge and in the hug of a narrow bay. It has large round pebbles and stones, which make swimming tougher.The area has several fantastic caves, e.g. the Elephants’ Cave or Petsis Spilios.(12 km from Vamos)
Georgioupoli beach, very touristy, sunbeds & a long sandy beach, restaurants, exposed to wind, horse riding (sometimes on the beach), (12 km from Vamos)
Kalivaki beach, north of Georgioupoli river (turn left before the river), protected from the wind, two tavernas (12 km from Vamos)
Vamos village is located in Chania prefecture, in West Crete on the foothills of ‘The White Mountains’, 25 km from the beautiful city of Chania. The city of Rethymno is only 35 km and the capital city of Crete Heraklion is 135 km. Vamos is a semi-mountain village, 300 meters high above sea level, surrounded by cultivated and wild nature. The two airports of the island are Chania (45 km) and Heraklion (135 km).
The history of Vamos goes back many centuries. According to historical sources its first inhabitants were Arab pirates around the 8th century. To the general census organized by the Venetians in 1573, Vamos is mentioned as “Vamu” with 271 permanent inhabitants.
During the time Greece was under Turkish domination, Vamos was the headquarters of the Turkish army and in 1863 a Pasha named Savas chose Vamos as the Capital of the prefecture of Sfakia. People of Vamos proved to be very patriotic fighting to free themselves from the Turkish domination. The winning battles of 1896 set Vamos free from the Turks.
At the time that Vamos was the capital of Sfakia, it met a great development as a region. This development is characterized by the luxurious houses and public building with neo-classic elements. From this time and on, there was a distinction between luxurious and non luxurious houses, a fact that highlights the economical levels of the society, depicting the contrast between the rich that lived in the so called “conakia” and the poor that lived in the “kamarospita” (one room house). Built with local materials such as stone, wood and soil, these houses still impress with their authentically and traditional colour. It is important to mention that until the 19th century architecture was greatly influenced by the Venetian domination.
The architectural heritage is well-preserved and Vamos is one of the most attractive traditional destinations of the area: a preserved traditional stone road, the old neighbourhood, well painted Chapels of Virgin Mary (monument of 13th century), and Karidi Monastery13th-19th, with the most spectacular scenery of an old olive press with 12 arches.
village center: 250m
s/m & bakery: 250m
bank with ATM: 350m
petrol station: 200m
nearest beach: 6kmGet the full listing »