The Lagoon or Limni as it is locally called, is a man made sea lake that connect to the sea via a small canal. Lots of restaurants and shops are around it. It is very easy to visit and a must if you are in the area.
Fondest memory: Enjoying a seafood dinner with a view of the lagoon
Favorite thing: If you want to visit Crete expecially and get detoxed from all the noisy cars and stuff, just head towards a region in Crete called "Agios Nikolaos", a marvellous little old port-city. It's about 1 hour away from Heraklion airport by bus. In Agios Nikolaos you'll fully enjoy all the great things you mentioned and moreover you'll taste amazing food and cocktails at really low prices!The accommodation is also quite cheap!Try and book at "Sunbeam" hotel or at "Sgouros".The lake and the small picturesque beaches are all around Agios Nikolaos.Sinply pick one according to your mood!:-)Enjoy!
Gorgeous colors of the Greek boats on the water of the harbor with the mix of greenery and rocks behind them.
Fondest memory: Strolling down the terraced steps when we first came upon the harbor and parked the car. It gave us time to absorb the beauty of the place.