Melidoni is one of the last villages in the foothills of the White Mountains until the land becomes uninhabitable. Those hardy few who wish to experience the real Cretan way of life will surely enjoy this quaint village. The massive White Mountains towering above the village are a very impressive sight; there are also superb views of the sea far below. Melidoni has but one taverna, a kafenion and a mini-market. Yet it is only 7 km down to the National Road. All other services can be found in Vamos, Kalives or Vrisses, all about a 15 minute drive by car.