Villages around the villa
Your holiday villa "Villa Limani" is located in the the village VAMOS, the center of the APOKORONAS area, at the foot of the White Mountains. They carry their name not because of the snow that covers these mountains until mid Mai, but because of the limestone appearing white in the sun.
Vamos is still a traditional unspoiled Greek village that offers year-round open tavernas, local shops, bakery, English butcher, petrol station, local hospital. Local inhabitants (most of them speak English) are very welcoming to toerist. Greek even have a greek word for this, called Xenofilia.
More information: http://www.vamosvillage.gr
Small villages in the proximity of Vamos
Next charming villages are located at walking distance ( see walking trails folder ) from your holiday house.
LITSARDA (1km) with a pizza restaurant and a local shop Xirosterni (2km), Kefalas (4km).
GAVALOCHRI (3km) is a traditional village in the "green valley" with several restaurants, shops and a small museum, worth a visit
KALYVES (6km) and Almirida (6km) at the seaside
We are happy to send you a map with the location of the local shops in Vamos and Kalyves.
From the terrace of your holiday residence you will be able to overlook the bay of Souda with the peninsula Akrotiri, the NATO naval base and several small islands. In the evening you will enjoy the lights from across.
Your luxury holiday house, Villa Limani, is perfectly located to visit the major cities in the island of Crete ;
CHANIA is worth a visit, both for shopping and sightseeing. The Venetian harbor hosts many fish restaurants and lounge bars, next to the old center and the covered market with local products. Located outside the center are the “Venizelos graves” and the “place to be” KOUKOUVAYA bar, both offer wonderful views over the city and an amazing sunset.
RETHIMNON is about a 35km drive from the villa. The old town with its mix of architecture and history is worth a visit as well.
HERAKLION with the palace of Knossos is the largest city and the capital of Crete. (115km from the villa)
In the proximity Kalyves, Almirida (with sailing club) and Georgioupoulis (11km) offer beautiful sandy beaches. Beach bars and small restaurants offer home made dishes. From your holiday rental, Villa Limani, it is only a few minutes from these charming sandy beaches.
At Akrotiri (the north section of Chania), you will find several nice beaches, Seitan Limania beach (difficult access but fluo blue waters), Stavros beach where Zorba the Greek was filmed and Marathi with a small fishing harbor and several nice seafood restaurants.
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