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Sights (11)

Beautiful locations

Stylos Valley

  Looking south across the valley of Stylos, you will enjoy the view of the Lefka Ori. The view is quite breathtaking from here in the spring when the White Mountains are covered with snow.


Greco-Roman Bridge

  The Greco-Roman bridge in Vrises is on the Vrisakos River, east of the town, at the exit of Vrises towards Rethimnon, under the new highway. The location is known by the name Elliniki Kamara (Greek Arch) and is beside a church north of the road into Vrises. The bridge, usable today, is made of dry stone covered with pebbles and stands 6.4 metres above the river.

This text is cited Nov 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

Castles, fortresses & fortifications

Byzantine Fort of Kyriakoselia

  In the village of Kastelli, at the top of the valley, you may walk to the summit of the hill (15 min.), to see the Byzantine fort of Kyriakoselia. Inside the walls behind the new church there are reservoirs and wells and the remains of the original Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi.


Kournas Cave

  Between Kournas Lake and the village of Kournas, at 4.8km from the intersection with the highway is the cave of Kournas with an excellent view of the lake. The cave is not big, 35 metres in depth, but it has many stalactites, stalagmites, and natural pillars. The cave may be reached by a path from the main road.

This extract is cited Nov 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.


Venetian Fountain

  As you approach the village, you will see a Venetian fountain which is still used today to water animals.

Gorges & Ravines

The gorge of Diktamou (Katechori Stilos)

  This gorge is well known as the gorge of Katechori or Stilos as well and it is one of the few gorges in Chania that does not have a north-south direction.
  It is a very beautiful and verdant gorge, with many species of the Cretan flora and with a lot of steeps. Its crossing is easy, since it is situated near the city of Chania and is accessed from the village of Katechori in the Province of Keramia (at an altitude of 300m and a distance of 21km from Chania).
  The passage takes three to four hours and ends in the village Faraggi (meaning “gorge”) (at an altitude of 40m and a distance of 17km from Chania), at a short distance from the Chania-Stylos main road.
(Text: Antonis Plymakis)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Chania Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.

Historical monuments

War Monument

  A monument of a Cretan fighter in the centre of the village commemorates the revolt of 1897 that led to the autonomy of Crete.


Venetian constructions

  In Alikambos one can see interesting old village houses with Venetian remains.

Local government WebPages

VAMOS (Municipality) CHANIA

Religious monuments

Early Christian Basilica

It is an early christian three-aisled basilica of the second half of the 6th century. On the central aisle, one can see the mosaic floor. It belongs to the type of the basilica with oblique aisle and narthex.
From 1974 till 1989 the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities organized an excavation on the site.
The consolidation works and the mosaic' s restoration are completed. The site has been fencend and is protected by a shelter.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below.


Vrisakos River

  The river Vrisakos flows through the village and forms a shallow (very shallow in the summer!) stream frequented by ducks.

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