White Lotus Villa is located in the heart of Vamos village in Apokoronas, Chania, Crete island. A perfect spot for relaxation, with fantastic sandy beaches only a few minutes drive, a nature and peaceful environment, perfect for summer holidays in Crete island.  Apokoronas is a region of north-west Crete, in Chania Prefecture, to the east of Chania itself. Green surroundings, small villages that keep unalterable their colors, hospitality and  alternative tourism. Visitors from all over the world , who seek for something special are appealed by the traditional guesthouses, agro tourism  and the local events in Apokorona’s villages. The major towns of Apokoronas are Vamos, Armeni and Vrisses, with police, municipal and utility offices as well as taverns and large churches . There the traditional Grete meets the modern ecological   researches, where in  fascinated Kourna’s lake natural environment stays unchangeable. Kalives, Almirida and Georgioupolis are the largest beach resorts.  

 

Vamos is a large village and municipality on the island of Crete, Greece. The top village of Apokoronas is located between Chania and Rethymnon, in the beautiful rolling foothills of the White Mountains. Vamos can welcome you in it’s  traditional stone made mansions which have been renovated with tenderness and became luxury villas. Vamos has a bank, post office, OTE, police station and a health center. Also there are shops, restaurants and super market. Vamos is widely known as a traditional destination, where someone can become immersed into the real authentic Crete, relax and, without any pressure, combine holiday entertainment with cultural pursuits. The area around Vamos is a lush landscape a few kilometres from the amazing coast. Very much a working village, many tourists nevertheless visit or stay in the village and in the surrounding villages.  

 

Kalives village, 6km away, is an agricultural market centre by the seaside with plenty restaurants, coffee places and souvenir shops. The beach, extending for 300 m, just before the entrance of the village is of golden sand with green-blue waters. Stroll down the beautiful narrow village lanes that lead to the central square of the village with the large plane tree. In Kalyves you can find a large INKA supermarket, car rental companies, butchers and bakeries, many dining choices and a bank. 

 

Almyrida village, only 7km away, is today a small seaside tourist resort. The two small sandy beaches are very popular in the summer, especially for families and young crowds that enjoy combining their suntan with fresh local fish by the bay. In Almyrida you can find a good number of seaside tavernas, a butcher, two mini markets, a car rental company and an ATM. You can also book boat trips for snorkelling in the caves and take diving lessons from a local company.

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Chania, the capitol of West Crete, is only 30 minutes drive and has a beautiful Venetian Harbour with a fascinating history. Wander through the many narrow lanes filled with Venetian, Turkish and Byzantine style buildings. You can also find all the facilities and amenities that you would expect of a modern city with fine restaurants, bars, clubs, live music, traditional harbour side tavernas and fashionable shops.  Indeed, there is so much to explore and experience. You can hire a car or bicycle or even take a boat ride along the coast. Some of the best scenery can be seen on foot. There are many walks or treks along mountain paths and gorges including the world famous Samaria Gorge. Other activity pursuits include horse riding, tennis, golf, go-karting and climbing. Most water sports are available including, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, jet skiing and water-skiing. There are many Health & Fitness centres offering a range of beauty treatments and alternative therapies including massage, reflexology, reiki and yoga. Cultural interests include museums, archaeological sites, ancient towns, churches, monasteries, folklore festivals, theatre and cinemas (open air in the summer).

DISTANCES

  • Super Market: 300m

  • Restaurant: 50m

  • Cafe: 100m

  • Mini Market: 150m

  • Medical Services: 1km

  • Pharmacy: 300m

  • Post Office: 200m

  • Police: 200m

  • Beach: 6km

  • Airport: 26km

  • Port: 20km

  • Chania City: 23km

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