at 18.2km (SE) from Myriokefala village
The Holy Monastery of Preveli, to mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, decided to erect privately and under its supervision, an international memorial dedicated to the Resistance of the Cretan Population and Peace. The Memorial was erected on the monastery's own land, on a site with a stunning panoramic view, overlooking the Libyan sea. The site is alongside the main bitumen road to the Monastery, and just 1.8 kms before the Monastery itself.
at 18.2km (N) from Myriokefala village
The community of Kefalas (GR:Κεφαλάς) is situated in Apokoronas, Hania, approximately 4 km to the east of Vamos. During the Venetian occupation higher and lower Kefalas were classed as two separate villages, however, today they have become one. It is a large village built in an outstanding position facing the sea with architecture dominated by the influence of the early and late years of the Turkish occupation. This influence is well preserved despite the existence of other architectural styles. The church of Timios Stavros (16th century) is the oldest building of the village while the more recent churches of Panagia, Agios Antonios, and Michael the archangel, works of the reputed Kefalas craftsmen, are examples of folk architecture of the 19th century. A further example of the work of the same craftsmen is the Public School of Kefalas, which in accordance with the decision of the county council of Hania will house the Environmental Educational Centre of the prefecture, a foundation that will play a definitive role in the development of the municipality of Vamos. Other interesting communities are Paleloni and Drapanos in the direction of Kokino Horio. The road from Paleloni leads to Embrosgialo, a relatively easily accessible place, along the steep coastline, which extends to Georgioupoli.
at 19km (NE) from Myriokefala village
The Macaris Suites & Spa offers sea-view suites, just 900 metres from the centre of Rethymnon. The 4-star hotel offers free public Wi-Fi. The spacious and modern Macaris Suites are fully furnished. Each has a luxurious bathroom with spa bath, a kitchen with dining area and a living room. During the summer, guests of the Macais Suites can enjoy 2 swimming pools, and a spa with indoor pool. The restaurant serves a rich buffet breakfast and dinner. A-la carte lunch options include Greek and international dishes. Drinks and snacks are served at the roof garden bar, offering views of the Venetian castle. The 24-hour front desk will assist you with car hire and ticket service. There is free public parking close to the hotel. Hotel Rooms: 42
at 19.2km (NW) from Myriokefala village
Vámos (GR: Βάμος) is the capital of Apokoronas district is an exceptionally interesting village that the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works has classed as traditional. It is more like a small town, very well preserved, with folk and neoclassical architectural elements. The initiative of a group of inhabitants to create an association for the preservation of the village as well as alternative tourism strategies is already paying off while constituting a model for further local progress. The famous art and cultural festivals are good opportunities for everyone to experience the hospitality and entertainment Vamos can offer.
at 19.2km (SE) from Myriokefala village
The gorge that forms the river "megapotamos" ends at the Libyan Sea creating a small lagoon at its mouth. This lagoon, which the locals call "Lake" (limni , Gr:Λίμνη), is surrounded by palm trees and rich vegetation and is one of the most attractive places in Crete. In the past it used to be the ideal place for camping and naturalism. The sea is clean with a dazzling range of green and blue colors and the beach has fine white sand.
at 19.4km (N) from Myriokefala village
5km away from the village of Vámos. LIBERTA VILLAS in its final form will be an autonomous small settlement comprising 12 villas, a tavern-bar with a large swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a fountain, a mini market, and sports facilities. All villas are traditionally stone made and are integrated harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. Four two-storied villas are available at present: one two-room villa, and one three-room villa featuring a private pool. The swimming pool next to the tavern, the Jacuzzi, as well as state-of-the art sanitary facilities for disabled guests are also now available. All villas are equipped with independent air-conditioning.
at 19.6km (NE) from Myriokefala village
Rethymnon General Hospital is situated at 17, Trandalidou Str., close to the municipal gardens. The hospital has all major clinical specialties, outpatient clinics, intensive care unit and generally offers sufficient medical services throughout the prefecture of Rethymnon.
at 19.9km (NE) from Myriokefala village
Rethymnon is the capital of the Prefecture of the same name and it is built between the two other large cities of Crete. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, fountains etc. The Fortezza castle, at the top of a low hill named "Palaiokastro" dominates the town. It was built in 1590 to protect the city from the pirates raids and the Turks.
at 20km (NE) from Myriokefala village
Casa Vitae Hotel is situated in the old town of Rethymnon. It offers rooms and suites with tea/coffee maker and fridge, and a courtyard with free Wi-Fi. Set within a historic building, the Casa Vitae Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms offer luxurious furniture. Some rooms, as well as suites have spa baths. A rich continental breakfast with homemade jams and pastries is served each morning at the hotel’s courtyard. Breakfast can also be served in the rooms. Casa Vitae Hotel is located only a 3-minute walk from the archaeological museum, the Venetian castle, and the impressive Fortetsa. Hotel Rooms: 8
at 20km (W) from Myriokefala village
Anopolis is a small village, built on a small but fertile plateau, 12 km west from Sfakia at 600 m above sea level. There are still traces of the ruins of the ancient city that prospered around the 3rd century BC, who's port was Phoenix (Loutro). Ancient Anopolis was one of the thirty city - states that signed the peace decree with Eumenes B’ in 183 BC. and thus was able to mint its own coins. During both the Venetian and the Turkish occupations, Anopolis was a center for revolutionary activities. It is the birth place of the freedom fighter Ioannis Daskalogiannis who's statue stands at the center of the village.There are three more small settlements, Limnia, Vigle and Pavliana on the same plateau. The mountainous landscape is of outstanding wild beauty. In the village there are rooms for rent and a tavern.The village is worth visiting not only for its natural beauty but also for the opportunity to explore the White Mountains. One of the best hikes is to descent to the shore through the ravine of Aradena, a five hour walk through an imposing ravine that ends up to the wonderful beach of Marmara.