There is a good sandy beach, 600 yds long, with clear waters; the best swimming is close to the sheltered harbour.
For shopping the central street provides all the basics, such as a chemist, post office, bank, laundry, a couple of supermarkets, clothes, jewellery and souvenir shops; all fairly low-key.
Daytime activities consist of mainly beach, windsurfing and walks. The nightlife offers a dozen or so local tavernas with pleasant street terraces, plus a few lively bars in the side streets.
For food the tavernas offer a good range of local Cretan dishes, plus fresh seafood and a modest selection of international dishes; the local hotel offers more sophisticated dining beside the attractive river.
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