It was the best location to experience local culture with enough shops to cover gift and knick knack purchases. The beach is right down the street, a grocery store is literally next door, and restaurants are all down the street with anything from traditional Greek food to delicious pizza! We felt totally safe walking around the area at any hour, and shops and restaurants were open late. The bus stop is a short walk and it's easy to catch the bus into downtown Heraklion. I wish we could have stayed a lot longer!!
The apartment is very close to several lovely beaches. There are two supermarkets, one big one virtually next door and a small one opposite open until very late. The location is quiet at night and well provided with restaurants and tavernas. Easy to get to from Iraklion airport and the buses are frequent and reliable. The owner was very welcoming and provided us with some good tips for places to go. The apartment was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. It was the perfect location to relax in the sun and eat great food and was also convenient for visiting other places on the island. You can get to most places by bus but for a longer stay you might want to hire a carto see more inland.