Beaches and Villages
The Messara plain offers one of the longest beaches on Crete, from Agia Galini to Komos. This 8 km section of the coast is easy to walk.
Nearby you find further bays ideal for bathing, for instance Matala and Vathi (South) and Agios Giorgos and Agios Pavlos (North).
Matala is a popular destination, on the one hand because of the famous caves and the picturesque bay and on the other for its lively night life with many tavernas, bars and live music.
For those who like it quieter and have an interest in cultural history, the folk museum in Vori is well worth a visit. Vori is a traditional village at the foot of the Ida mountain range.
In Kamilari, the neighbouring village, there is a vegetable market every Sunday where the locals offer their products from the region. The village is worth seeing, small alleyways, charming old stone houses, lots of flowers and a number of tavernas who will welcome you for dinner.