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“5 walks around Vamos, maps from tourist office”
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Vamos
Ranked #6 of 8 things to do in Vamos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The fascinating purple of the thyme mixed with the fragrances of the oregano, the sage, the julian, the marjoram in the atmosphere will stimulate our senses leading us to explore the garden of healing and aromatic herbs. We may collect some of them. Manolis will show us how to recognise the Cretan herbs and will reveal us the ancient secrets of how to use them for healing purposes and for cooking in our everyday life. At the same time a well hidden natural phenomenon is waiting for us to explore it. We will make a shortcut on our way up the hill, to find ourselves faced with some very interesting geological formations. The scenery is dramatically beautiful. The sunset will find us enjoying fantastic greens and vegetables, from Manolis’ garden cooked by his wife, delicious local cheese and authentic local wine. A unique experience into the beauty of Crete for all of us who love to stay in touch with mother Nature.
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!

4  Thank Egon W
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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!

3  Thank Hans J
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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 at. There is also an large historical element, with it covering areas settled by Byzantines, Venetians, Arabs, Turks and of course various elements of Cretan Greek history. We stopped at a museum which was especially interesting. Just remember to wear a hat, good shoes and carry water.

3  Thank Anne M
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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.

3  Thank KenHereford
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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 interesting things are described too. The walks are not too difficult, and most of the walks include a nice tavern in the middle! We enjoyed doing some of the walks and we will come back to Vamos and do some more!

6  Thank giannadejong
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