Traditional stone house that was built in the 1800’s. Initially, it was used as a stable and later it was reconstructed as a house, and a part of it as an oil press. When my grandfather was born (1936) the front part was used as a tavern and the back as a family house. Some years after my great-grandfathers’ death (1986) it was used as a house and a convenience store.
This is the story of the following house.
In the year of 2017 it’s an abandoned building and needs full repair. Thanks to its location, 5’ minutes from the main square of the village, it could be transformed into a traditional villa or a business. Ιt consists of 1 kitchen, 1 living room,2 bedrooms, 1 external oil press and 2 underground reservoirs for holding water (1 in the bedroom area and 1 in the kitchen).
According to the city planning commission, it’s allowed to build up to 261,9 square feet. The house currently is 113,59 square feet, and the sum of the property is 236,5 square feet
Vamos is a small town and former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. In Vamos, one can find several restaurants, snack bars and shops in the village, as well as many public services, such as a fully equipped health center, schools, police station and the regional court for the regions of Apokoronas and Sfakia. It is situated on a small hill at an altitude of 190 metres (623 feet) above sea level, about 25 kilometres (16 miles) from Chania.
The village is said to have been founded by Arab invaders during the 8th century, which sought refuge in Crete after being expelled from Andalusia. The first official record of the name (Vamo/Vamu) is found on a map of 1577 made by Francesco Barozzi, and according to the Venetian census of 1583 it had 271 inhabitants. The village followed the fate of the rest of Western Crete when the Ottomans invaded the broader area of Apokoronas in 1646 and remained relatively small until the mid-19th century.