Predominantly a farming area, there is also a fishing port which is a base for many of the local fishermen who offer their daily catch to the local tavernas. So, good local fresh fish is guaranteed here.
Fanes is beautiful with landscapes and peaceful countryside, great for walking and picnicking. It is also, just recently, known as the village of colours as over 70 of the village houses were painted in colourful designs back in the spring of 2011. These colours have transformed the village and visitors feel they are entering into a fairy tale. It is said that the colours have had a positive effect on the locals and “Kalimera” is said every day with an extra smile.