If you want it loud dont go early October as the strip is very quiet and a lot of places shut. However for us it was perfect as the weather was not bad the bars on the 'strip' that were open Union Jack and Heaven amongst them very welcoming. Although our favourite was Ka Va which is right on the main road by the taxi rank. For orientation get to the taxi rank with its back to you in front is the strip Ka Va to your right So.Da left then the Old Town behind you go here if you want authentic Crete it is a good old wander and you will enjoy. Epshilon right from the taxi rank is also worth a visit lovely lady runs it PM and Fiona our favourite kitten of many lives there.