Set in a quiet backwater but within a easy walk to the village center we had pleasant evening strolls out along the lanes away from the village. We only visited one tavern in the village, Taverna Atsidaftis, where the authentic Cretan food and service were great on both occasions. The bakery near the Taverna was also good. The Villa is clean, comfortable and well equipped and in a great location to travel east, west and the north / south road Armeni is on is excellent.
We walked and drove down several gorges and visited many interesting archaeological sites and villages and towns. The countryside was great for birds, bees and butterflies.
Mixalis was the most friendly, generous and welcoming host we have come across and very good company.