The history of this historical house in Crete for sale has been estimated to have begun around 1800. Its first owners were Turks who at that time had in their possession Crete. The house was burned 109 years ago like many houses in the village during the battles between Greeks and Turks with the revolution in 1896. From this period and afterwards the house was passed into the hands of the Greeks and was inhabited until the 2nd World War. At the end of the war the building was not used as a house and became a grocery store which operated for about 35years. During the 1980's due to the old age of the owner it began slowly to be deserted until it finally closed. For a short period it was used as a storage area until it was totally abandoned in 1995. Then in 2005 its restoration has begun with the outmost respect for its history and its architecture individuality so that its character will remain unalterable.
The ground floor of the house consists of a large united kitchen and living room area, a small hall with cupboards, bathroom with a shower and a small semi-outdoor area. The united area of kitchen and living room contains a restored Turkish fireplace and a wooden staircase which leads to the 1st floor. The flooring of the ground level is stone made from strong stone from the local area. The walls are in some areas plastered and painted with white wash as it was common in the past and in other areas the stones are visible which remind the times of the past. The ceiling of the ground level is wooden and consists of thick cypress beams and thick boards from the local area.
The first floor as the ground floor consists of a big area which is a very spacious bedroom. In this area there is also a bathroom with a shower, a reconstructed Turkish fireplace and a large wooden loft with dimensions of 4,95x2,5m which is used as office/bedroom. On the 1st floor in the front area of the house is a small reconstructed balcony and on the north side is a small veranda with nice view. The ceiling of the 1st floor as the flooring is wooden made from boards of local cypress wood which lean on trunks of the same wood. The roof between the wooden ceiling and tiles has been complemented with strong insulation from expiation polyester so that the roof is not affected at all by the changes in weather.
The house is approx. 100m² (87,5m² plus 15m² mezzanine), ready to move in and provided with central heating. It will greet its new owner who will become a part of its continuing history and will lead the house into the next century.
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In the village centre, just a mere 50m from the square. Vamos is an exceptionally interesting village, classified as traditional by the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public. It is more like a small town, very well preserved, with folk and neoclassical architectural elements.
Vamos is located away from the hustle of the towns and tourists. It is an unspoilt Cretan village with view of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains), and has maintained its traditional architectural style. One will find some interesting churches, clearly showing the traditional architecture of the buildings in the area. The hospitality and the way of life the Cretan people used to lead before the burst of tourism is captured in these villages as a present way of life. In a quiet position in the popular Village of Vamos and within easy walking distance of all the facilities including restaurant, taverns, bars, kafenia, shops, post office, bank, pharmacy and close to the Health Centre.
The area is very scenic, having maintained its traditional character, mainly due to the attentive restoration of old buildings. In 1995 a group of villagers started a project to preserve the traditional way of life of Vamos. With funds from the European Union, they started a project to showcase the crafts and products of the region and restored old stone buildings using traditional materials and crafts and turned them into guest houses.