The community of Kefalas is situated 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.
Map & Distances
24o 14' 40.43" E
35o 24' 41.61" N
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