Houmeri is a traditional country Greek village, with a small friendly community including a few English people. It has a kafenion and a taverna that serves very good pork chops! It is a working village, whose inhabitants farm the surrounding olive groves.
Houmeri is just south of the town of Perema about 3km, where there is a good range of shops, including banks, supermarkets, internet cafes, schools and doctors.
It is just a short 10km drive, to the lovely fishing village of Panorama, that has plenty of tavernas and several beaches.
The nearest large town is Rethymno 22km and Heraklion airport is only an hours drive.