Although larger in size it still boasts some charmingly peaceful kafenions around the crossroads and some very well thought of cafes and tavernas serving typical Cretan food, served in a traditional manner. A co-operative was founded here with the aim of rebuilding and restoring houses in the village, which lends to its charm. There are regular exhibitions held (art, photography etc) and music nights. It also well worth the walk to the upper part of the village, where most of the villagers live. There is a good butcher and mini markets. There is also the Vamos Health Centre on the outskirts of the village.