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Country Walks Discover Vamos Area

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Address: Vamos Apokorona, Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
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The area around Vamos and Apokoronas is a great place to discover on foot!...

The area around Vamos and Apokoronas is a great place to discover on foot! If you stay in Vamos, you should definitely take a walk in the countryside.With George as your guide, you will “travel through time” in a country walk full of beautiful nature and local history : Byzantine wells, the folklore museum, old churches and chapels, the small gorge that connected the traditional villages Gavalochori, Douliana in the old days and other interesting places.

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Walk around and immerse yourself!

We took a walk out to the "Chapel of the Black Madonna". Turned out to be a pretty adventurous walk, but it had everything - beautiful old houses around the town, rural... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We took a walk out to the "Chapel of the Black Madonna". Turned out to be a pretty adventurous walk, but it had everything - beautiful old houses around the town, rural landscapes, rugged rocky hillsides, barking dogs, friendly sheep, and (at least when we were there), mulberry trees dripping with ripe fruit. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Vamos is not on the tourist trail so remain relatively "unspoiled", though the cafes around the village square are welcoming to all visitors. It is good to sit under the shade of a eucaliptus tree, watch the comings and goings on the square and feel you have found "real" Crete! There is a wonderful cobble area in the old town,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Lovely walks, mostly off road following small paths. So much you see that can never be seen from a car...do it!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

We loved the variety of walks offered in a series of booklets, and enjoyed the countryside so much more walking. There were unexpected views, sleepy villages, quiet valleys and busy beach areas. All in one walk!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

I went on this walk with my 82 year old mother and really enjoyed it. It was along paved roads for most of it, with some walking on rougher, steeper areas. I think as long as you have reasonable shoes and are mobile anyone can do it. The area is very beautiful with lots of amazing trees, flowers to look... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

We liked the fact that it was possible to start and finish in the Square at Vamos.We loved the end of the walk,sitting outside the cafe with a n ice cold freshly squeezed orange juice.

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Nijemirdum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Three little books with country walks in the Vamos Area on Crete gave us a lot of pleasure on our last holliday. You can get them at the Travel Office of Vamos. Each book describes 8 - 10 pretty easy walks. You'll walk through all kinds of landscapes in the Apokoronos, you'll see all kinds of paths, and all the... More 

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