Only two minutes far from the villas the nearest village Prasses is located inside the bright green mountain side of Vrisinas mountain, which is also a gate for the south Crete. In this midieval village you can see the effection of the civilization between the Venetian and Turcish building and the orthodox churches that combined with the spontanious hospitality of the people makes it unigue. The variation of the nature and civilization makes the place ideal for long walks. Going south, after the village Prasses, the road leads you to the gorge and the dam. You can walk through the gorge og Prasses, which is one of the most beautiful of Crete. The walk is pieceful and full of big trees ideal for rest and pic-nic. You will also have the chance to take pictures from the couple of eagles who have make their nest here. Do not forget that is a rare species! For your possible needs everything is nearby: the gas station, the super market, the pharmacie, also the bank and the hospital 8 km close. Starting from the village you can make a lot of excursions, since there are so many places such us the archeological Eleftherna, the cave of Zoniana e.t.c. Also the touristic places of Agia Galini or the beach of Rethymno. Petres and Georgioupolis are the farest beaches, only 30 minutes far.