Close to the villa you will find several beaches that you should visit. The most popular one is the long sandy beach of Episkopi (7 km) with various organised spots with sun beds, taverns and beach bars or secluded quiet spots. The beach of Episkopi is 10 km long and goes until the village of Georgioupoli which also has an organised beach. The long sandy beach which lies in front of Rethymno city is around 10 km away. Additionally smaller beaches nearby the villa are the beach of Gerani (2 km) and Petres (7 km).
Gerani village centre (around 1 km away) has some essential shops such as a traditional tavern, a supermarket/mini market, a butcher and a pharmacy.
Bigger supermarkets and more shops are available in the area of Violi Charaki (6 km) and Atsipopoulo village (6.5 km).
The other attractive spots nearby the villa are Argiroupoli village (18 km), Kournas Lake (20 km) and the Georgioupoli waterfront village (15 km), etc and we will be happy to make you suggestions and directions for places which only locals know about them.
The villa’s location is ideal for one more reason, it is only 2 km to the main national road, thus making excursions around Crete a very easy thing to do.