Traditional Villages & Samaria Gorge
Vamos is located 25 kms southeast from Chania. It is a small Mediterranean village of 665 residents and a large history. It is favored by its guests due to its traditional architecture. The guests also get to taste local treats to one of the taverns of the village.
Chora Sfakion is located 72 kilometers southeast from the city and it is a rather small village of 278 residents. It is famous for the strength and courage of the locals in every battle they have fought, against every potential conqueror of the island. Sfakia is the starting point for anybody that wants to visit the beautiful beaches of Marmara and Iligas, as well as the enchanting Loutro.
Samaria Gorge is one of the most famous national forests of Greece due to its natural beauty. With 16 kilometers length, it is considered to be one of the largest in Europe and it attracts thousands of tourists every year. Starting the trip from Omalos mountain, the visitor has the opportunity to admire this unique natural reserve, as well the rare and protected species called “kri kri” (Cretan Goat). At the end of the walk, the visitor gets to enjoy a refreshing swim at the beach of Agia Roumeli, with its clear blue water. The gorge is open for visitors from May to October.