Welcome to Vamos
The 12th-century village of Vamos, 26km southeast of Hania, was the capital of the Sfakia province from 1867 to 1913 and was the scene of a revolt against Turkish rule in 1896. It is now the capital of the Apokoronas province and in 1995 a group of villagers banded together to preserve the traditional way of life of Vamos. They got EU funding to showcase the crafts and products of the region, and restored the old stone buildings using traditional materials and crafts and turned them into guesthouses. Fifty meters from the Vamos Traditional Village reception house, you can buy local raki, herbs, organic oil and other Cretan products.