Nearby is the sandy beach of Komos. At both of these places there are tavernas and little shops.
Not far away is the Cretan farming village of Kamilari, which has kept its original character and remains largely untouched by tourism. Kamilari sits on a hill, with fabulous panoramic views over the Ida mountains and the Messara plain to the sea beyond. Alongside the small shops there are Greek tavernas and kafeneions, which give a flavour of Cretan village life. Around the village there are lots of places to explore, perhaps by setting off on foot along some of the country footpaths, or going further afield by car - the Minoan archaeological sites at Phaistos and Agia Triada are only 3 kilometres away.
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