Ιn Vamos village you will find one of Crete’s most important agrotourist destinations. Here visitors have the opportunity to know an agricultural area, its cultural elements, its buildings’ special architecture, its true characteristics, farming jobs, local products, traditional cuisine, music, and its residents’ everyday life.
We are a team of young talented individuals that aim in providing alternative experiences to the travelers of our island. Our philosophy is to showcase the best Crete has to offer through a series of experiences that underline the true, authentic and original spirit of Crete. We believe that Crete has a soul that is not portrayed in the conventional tourism models. The mentality of our excursions is based on three major axis that highlight Crete as a destination besides the sea and sun.These are Gastronomy, Environment and Culture.
For the products of this association are used purely raw materials and extra virgin olive oil. The products include: - SWEETS grape, orange,wild orange, fig, lemon,etc. - JAMS grape, orange, bitter orange, quince, apricot,etc. - BAKERY rusks with herbs ,cookies, etc - PIES pies, cheese pies, agnopites. - Kolyvata - ARCHANIOTIKES TRADITIONAL RECIPES kouvaroli, buns, xerotigana, kalitsounia, petimezopita, grapejelly. - Trahanias (boiled wheat) dry and fresh.
Our resort consists of 4 main buildings, an outdoor pool, gardens and groceries, with distinctive Cretan Renaissance architecture, rests on a hillside in absolute harmony with its environment, olive trees and vineyards. While enjoying the breathtaking view on the Peza valley and the Katalagari Kefala, it also looks in the distance over the mountains of Lasithiotika.
The name "Arkoudaina" has its roots in antiquity from the sanctuary of the goddess Artemis, who was worshiped with special honors and sacrifices in the area of the noble.
The traditional accommodation of Petronikolis hostel, is located in the heart of the village, and have four comfortable apartments decorated with original Cretan aesthetics.
Beautiful, cozy apartments created with love and respect to tradition, with all comforts, are awaiting to welcome you in a dreamlike stay. Each apartment has its own traditional name and has a history behind it.
LISTAROS S.A was established in the summer of 2002 from a group of old fellow students and friends that share a common passion and a common belief. A passion for Greece and Crete…and the belief that new alternative forms of tourism are feasible in Crete and more particularly in the broad region of western Messara.
We opened our mother's old drawer and we found forgotten dusted recipes. We gathered forgotten spices and scents from the cretan countryside and we searched for old and new cooking advices. We combined all this with specific's knowledge of eating habits and diet. We created a menu on the base of the traditional diet: "a bit of everything" and "eat what you have". Sometimes we have, sometimes we have not, but the coals are always lit and warm as the hospitality and the heart of Cretan people.
Seasonal recipes cooked in organic olive oil in wooden stoves, made with exceptional organic raw material. All the organic raw material (olive oil, wine, vegetables, and meat) are cultivated by us.
Natalia's Traditional Houses, at Douliana-Vamos Apokoronas.
Hospitality service from the Lourakis family. Four traditional houses, grocery shop with local products, kafenion, olive grove, open all year.