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Vamos, West Crete

Vamos is the capital of the district Apokoronas municipalitiy of Chania located in Western Crete. Vamos is located 26 km from the capital city of Chania. About 8 km to the coast of Almyrida (Almyrida) and Kalives. To the coastal village Georgioupolis 12 km. Vamos is located on a hillside, 200 meters above sea level. The region of Apokoronas is a gree landscape. Vamos was the first village in western Crete, which has adapted to rural tourism. The old farm houses have been restored and prepared with much love and small craft stores have established. Today Vamos has about 800 inhabitants. There is an old stone road and a village square with tavernas, coffee shops and small craft shops. There is a ATM, small supermarkets, bakery, internet cafe, district court, post office, bank, telephone company OTE, police, health center and two petrol stations. At the old town square of Vamos is the Art Cafe "Liakoto". It is an old historic building that has been converted into a cafe. The Art Cafe "Liakoto" has exhibitions of photographs, ceramics and crafts by local artists. The cafe also offers an nice panoramic terrace with a beautiful view to the "White Mountains". Cultural highlights in Vamos are: The Church of the Virgin Mary from the 13th century and the monastery Karydi 13.-19.. Century with the monks' cells and the well-preserved old olive mill with 12 arches.

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