The village of Hamalevri is an traditional Cretan village with a friendly kafenion. There you can buy drinks and light snacks as well as bread, eggs and milk. It's also a good place to meet both Greek and International locals. There are also many van deliveries which sell various fresh produce. There are two supermarkets in Stavromenos - about 2km - both sell fresh fruit and vegetables daily and have a good butcher on site. There are many good Cretan tavernas either down on the beach or inland in small villages. There are also many good beaches approximately 2 km away. The nearest large town is Rethimno (around 12km) and there is plenty of life in Adele and Platinas (about 5 & 7km) Click here for map.