Three local feasts ("panighyri") take place in
the area: on the 26th of October in honour of Aghios Dimitrios, and on
the 13th of November and 27th of January in honour of Aghios Ioannis
Accommodation of any kind and for all budgets is plenty; you may find
hotels, rooms to let, studios and apartments. Food and drink is not a
problem; taverns, restaurants and cafes are abundant, offering a wide
range of tastes. There are also some bars and clubs for nightlife and
amusement. Of course for more alternatives of amusement you can always
pop up to the nearby Malia.
Access from Heraklion is possible by public bus, taxi and rented and
private car and mortorbikes.
The beaches of the area are all beautiful, some of them sandy and suitable
for swimming and others rocky and ideal for snorkelling.