The village provides all regular services like post office, police, doctors, a clinic, pharmacies, supermarkets, bookshops, kiosks, petrol stations, three banks with ATM and car and bike rental/travel agencies. It can also boast an open air cinema, two camp sites and plenty shops, restaurants and accommodation. Most accommodation, bars and cafés offer free WiFi, but the town has also several Internet cafés.
The local bus station provides regular services to the main town in the north, Chania, and to the most famous excursion spots like Elafonisi, Omalos and the Samaria gorge. The jetty at the local harbor has daily boats to the island Gavdos, Elafonisi, Loutro and Chora Sfakion.