Village of Asomatos is located on the hillside at the base of the Kourtaliakis Canyon, it has several kafenion and tavernas, and an interesting folk museum. There is also a working potter, who has his studio and shop in the centre of the village. A short drive brings you to the famous Prevelli Monastery and Palm Beach. Plakias, Souda, Damnoni, Ammoudi and Skinaria Beaches are also close by. The town of Rethymno is half an hour by car to the north, Iraklion two hours, and Chania one and a half hours.