I have mapped my apache to the root /var/www/vhosts.
If I put there files/folders, I see them and can surf to them.
But, If I put symlinks in /var/www/vhosts I get 403 - no permissions.
I have the following directives for this folder:
<Directory "/var/www/vhosts"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All </Directory>