For the evening nightlife, the city of Chania (Chania) is the most recommended, especially the harbor area with its cafes with views. People wait till midnight to go to the various bars, such as the Barbarossa with a view of the lighthouse (cocktails cost 9 euros not bad!!!).
People are quite eloquent, funny and helpful! It's the largest town in the western part of Crete and is close to an airport used by some low-cost airlines.