What to visit

Surroundings of Vamos - near Villa Agave

The Apokoronas region spreads to the east of Chania with its seaside villages enjoying excellent views to the entrance of Souda bay and the Akrotiri peninsula across. It is a very fertile area (olive trees, vines, avocado trees, orange lemon and mandarin trees) with several sandy beaches at Almirida,Plaka, Kalives and Georgioupolis.
Apokoronas is one of the most picturesque areas of the province of Chania with many attractive and authentic villages.

The Villa is located 1 km. from Vamos, 25 kilometres from the city of Chania and it is regarded as the ideal place for a quiet and relaxing holiday. The location is perfect for various excursions in both the area of Chania and Rethymnon. Furthermore, there are several very good beaches in nearby coastal villages and many secluded coves awaiting your discovery.

Beaches within close proximity of the villa both famous also for their nightlife, Georgioupolis beach is 6 km (8 min drive) It is a small coastal town, situated in a lush valley filled with rivers and springs. The town lies on the western edge of a vast long beach with 10km length. Georgioupolis beach stretches 2km to the east, starting from the river Almiros and ending in Kavros beach, which is a natural extension of the first beach. Georgioupolis beach is sandy with dunes in places and shallow waters. It is very well organized with lifeguards and is ideal for children.
The beach of Kalyves is 8 km (10 min drive) is a seaside village, retaining the original character and the local lifestyle. There are several small traditional shops, like butcher, grocer and of course bakeries famous for their excellent cheese and spinach pies (tyropita and spanakopita) and tavernas, either by the sea or in the village square, supermarkets, ceramic and jewelry shops and the traditional barrel maker (who also produces wine). In the central square, the dominating Aghia Paraskevi church is open to locals and visitors.

The beach of Almyrida is 6 km (8 min drive). originally a small fishing village, remains an unspoilt small resort. There are a variety of water sports available and many tavernas right on the sea front serving locally caught fish and fresh local cuisine.

Ombrosgialos, in the municipality of Kefalas, is a jewel situated at 8 km from Agave (15 min drive).
It is about 26km east of Chania, near the village of Paleloni, in the region of Apokoronas.
You will find a small harbor with a dock from which you dive into the sea. You’ll come to swim or snorkeling in the crystal-clear blue waters, and then you’ll sit for lunch to the only tavern that there is in Ombrosgialos.

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