Agia Marinaís beach is OK, but far too overcrowded in the summer. Finding a room
here isnít too difficult out of season, but the prices are higher than other
places in Crete. Most restaurants offer international food (pizza, burgers,
chips...), though the odd Cretan dish makes it to some menus.
Itís not a bad base to explore the west of Crete, either by bus or car. The bus
connections are fabulous Ė thereís a bus every 20 minutes to Chania and the
neighbouring towns of Platanias and
Kolymbari. You should buy tickets at a kiosk
beforehand, but itís also possible to buy tickets on the bus, even if the signs
at the bus stop tell you otherwise.