Today, the people of Fodele may have overdone things with too many craft shops selling the same products, and many cheery tavernas squeezed together, but it remains a central destination for visitors to the area, for two main reasons: First, Fodele is very green.
A very pretty park next to the main square of Fodele offers shade and a picnic site.
He said: "In 2014, just before he returned to Vegas, I organised a big celebration for Buddy at my friend John Cross's beautiful Boatyard Restaurant in Leigh.
Fodele is between Heraklion and Rethymnon, about 27 km west of Heraklion or 50 km east of Rethymnon.
It is close to Agia Pelagia, the popular tourist resort on the north coast of Heraklion prefecture.
We take the highway from Heraklion, we drive past the signs to Agia Pelagia and soon after that we see the sandy beach of Fodele with a big hotel built on the side of the hills.
We leave the highway and follow the signs to the village of Fodele . Fodele is built in an area of orange groves and, according to historians, this was the site of the ancient town of Astali, which was the port of ancient Axos.