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Anthina Villa

Location: Crete > Chania > Vamos 
Anthina Villa

A traditional villa with 3 bedrooms, private pool and panoramic view, 7 Km away from the sea

Villa Anthina is located in the outskirts of the village Vamos, a beautiful traditional village in north-west Crete, just only 26 Km from the city of Chania.

Vamos is a semi-mountain village, 200 meters high above sea level, surrounded by cultivated and wild nature, with 600 inhabitants and very good customer services. The area around Vamos is a lush landscape a few kilometres from the coast.

The architectural heritage is well-preserved and Vamos is one of the most attractive traditional and tourist destinations of the area: a preserved traditional stone road, the old neighbourhood, well painted Chapels of Virgin Mary (monument of 13th century), and Karidi Monastery 13th-19th, with the most spectacular scenery of an old olive press with 12 arches.


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Many tourists visit or stay in the village and in the surrounding villages every year, in order to enjoy the cretan nature and the beautiful beaches of the area in Almyrida, Kalyves and Georgioupolis.

There are super markets, bakery, grocery shops, internet cafe, a county court, post-office, bank, telephone company, police station, health centre, two petrol stations. Our guests can also enjoy the well-regarded taverna - the Cistern of the Bloumosifi - as well as several restaurants, snack bars, traditional caf├ęs, an art gallery and a a general store selling local products.

Activities: swimming and sea sports, mountains walking, mountains trekking with bikes, rafting in Kiliaris River etc.

Photos Gallery about sights and beaches near Vamos
The history of Vamos

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.

Distances from the villa
Distance to: Name Km or meters
Capital City
Chania
28 km
Airport
Chania International Airport, Daskalogiannis
39 km
Hospital
Medical Center in Vamos (2 Km), and the General Hospital of Chania (26 Km)
2 km
Port
The Port of Chania (Souda)
24 km
Beach
Sandy Beaches in Almyrida (7 Km), Kalyves (9 Km), Georgioupolis (9 Km), Kyani Akti (10 Km) and the Obrigialos beach (8 Km) with gentle rocks and colourful sea
7-10 km
Super Market
In the village Vamos (1.6 Km)
1.6 Km
Restaurants/Tavernas
In the villages Litsarda (300m) and Vamos (1.6 Km)
300 m - 1.6 Km
Night Entertainment
In the villages Kalyves (9Km) and Georgioupolis (9Km) and the city of Chania (28 Km).
7-28 km
Sites of Interest
The old town of Chania and the venetian harbour
28 km

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