This is a charming village about 23 kilometres west of Heraklion. The sandy beach is by the highway from Heraklion to Rethymnon and Chania. It has small shops and tavernas and is reputed to be the birthplace of El Greco. It is surrounded by orange groves, and has a little river running through is and and attractive suare with shady trees. Some cafes and mini markets, butcher etc. 3 kilometres from the Beach.