The administrative centre of the Vamos district, which was first inhabited by Saracen Pirates in the 8th Century. Set on the top of the hill between Souda Bay and the Vrisses valley, there can be great views of Souda Bay and / or the White Mountains. Many of the traditional village houses have been restored, using local stone and cypress wood, by a village co-operative. The local co-operative also organise cooking lessons and hiking in the surrounding area. The village has many shops, 2 excellent tavernas, kafenion, 2 souvlaki shops, a bank, and 2 petrol stations. Vamos has the only pine forest in the area and is the ideal starting point for hiking down to the wonderful Agios Giorgos in Karydi Monastery which has beautiful ruins of Venetian arches and an old olvei press. 7 kms from the National Highway, beaches and many amenities in Kalives, and 4 kms from Vrisses.