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Private pool & Jacuzzi! 400 meters to Panormo sandy beach & shops!

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Large garden & BBQ facilities! Walking distance to Panormo village & amenities!

Villa Charis is located in Panormo, a friendly sea side village and is within walking distance, just 500 meters, to its well known sandy beaches, sheltered in coves with thin sand and shallow water far out, making them ideal for families with children. It is in a quiet location, surrounded by beautiful countryside creating a very peaceful atmosphere. At the harbour and the village several shops are also nearby for your daily needs and several restaurants with stunning sea views, located directly on the beach are unique for a drink or lunch. Also, water sports are available in the beaches for those seeking some summer fun and action!



A path in the lawn covered garden leads to the entrance of Villa Charis. Along this path you will find a beautiful wooden swing and also an outdoor dining area where you can sit, relax and enjoy the nature.

Furthermore, the grassy path continues on the side of the Villa and takes you to the rear side of the Villa, where the private swimming pool welcomes you! The pool covers 45m2 and has a varying depth of 170 - 185 cm. The pool terrace is also equipped with parasols and sun loungers for your outmost comfort where you can either sit during the day and enjoy the sun or relax during the night and take advantage of the peace and quiet that the countryside can offer while stargazing. There lies also an old and original well, where the villagers used to take water from, stating the history of the village.

To the side of the house there is also a wood burning oven built into the stone wall and a stone built BBQ where you can cook some of your meals while enjoying the beautiful scenery! To make things even better, a large Jacuzzi with room for 6 - 7 people (not heated) is also available and promises to offer you endless hours of relaxation and enjoyable family moments.


Ground Floor

Villa Charis is divided in two levels, covering 180 m2 and can comfortably accommodate up to 13 people in its 5 bedrooms. Entering the Villa, guests will find themselves in the cosy, comfortable sitting room. The wooden, rustic furniture add a traditional tone to the decoration of the Villa and create a unique atmosphere. Past the living area, lies the fully equipped kitchen, which provides all essentials for your self catered holiday. A large dinning table for the whole family, as well as an additional sofa and an open fireplace create a family ambience, that will make you feel right at home. Τhree of the Villa’s bedrooms can also be found on this level (two of them are interconnecting bedrooms) and they offer access to the garden and pool terrace. One of them has a double bed, while the other two bedrooms have two single beds each (which can be joined together if you wish). Furthermore, a family bathroom with a bathtub can be found on the ground floor.

First Floor

Climbing up the wooden stairs, the remaining two bedrooms of the Villa await you, to offer you a good night’s sleep, combined with access to a balcony overlooking the garden and the surrounding countryside. These bedrooms also feature two single beds each. All the bedrooms are bright and airy all day long, are air conditioned and equipped with TVs. Last but not least, one more bathroom with a bathtub is available on the first floor.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

-Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels provided.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes once a week.

- Baby cot and high chair available upon request .

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the Villa.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a microwave, a washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, iron and iron board.

- Pool and garden cleaning once a week.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to returned to my birthplace, Rethymno city,Greece.

I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in the wonderful town of Rethymno, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and give a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

At your arrival day, it is always the owners of the property of your choice, that will welcome and greet you, but I will also be available for communication, any questions that may occur and anything else you may need!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday, responsible for your day to day needs, seven days a week – making recommendations and reservations, organising anything you may require and always be at the end of the line, in case of any problems.

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to make sure that your hosts will be waiting for you in the property and welcome you to your holiday home or even arrange a meeting point for them to pick you up, if needed! We will also arrange any other details, from special dietary requirements to particular requests!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Valia Kokkinou purchased this villa in 2012

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Panormos

400 meters to great sandy beach, shops and restaurants!

What makes this villa unique

Spacious inside and outside areas for your big group of friends! 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, private pool and jacuzzi!

Guestbook comments from the manager

A very nice house in walking distance to the village and beach. Clean and tidy, helpful host and owner. Highly recommended!
Sep 2013
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Panormos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Ground floor bedroom
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ground floor, Living room
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Private pool & Jacuzzi! 400 meters to Panormo sandy beach & shops!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Clean, friendly, spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The villa is clean, spacious and comfortable. Love the hammock. Friendly owners.

All good.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Perfect Getaway for three families!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is located at the top of the village in a secluded and quite spot. With three families traveling together (11 of us in total) the 5 bedrooms, 2 balconies and ample living space provided the perfect amount of space to be together or apart!

The large pool is the best we have had ever, cleaned and topped up daily (very early in the morning with out any disturbance to us).

We enjoyed breakfast & lunch below the canopy at the front of the house, snacks and games around the table by the pool and sunbathing on the sunbeds.

Towels and bedding were changed every 4 days, and lovely Eleftheria was available to assist when we arrived and throughout our holiday.

It is a 10-15 min walk down to the sea and up hill all the way back, but this was not a problem even for me with some limited walking ability and taxi's were only 5 euros.

Everyone we met in the village was helpful and pleasant, there are lots of restaurants to choose from and we can strongly recommend 'Post Office Pleasures' for pancakes and waffles, 'Taverna Geronymos' for a perfect evening meal and 'O Maki's' for fabulous home made food - don't be put off by the lack of menu! Oh mustn't forget cocktails by the beach and the man with the parrot! Eating out was so well priced that we only cooked twice during our 2 week stay!

The beaches are small but the sea is warm and clean and the drinks are brought to your sunbeds!

Panormos is only 1 hr from Heraklion. The local bus took us to Rethymonon without any bother. We didn't hire a car and didn't feel the need for one during our stay.

We all had a very relaxing time and agree that we would return again.

Age range from 8yrs to 57yrs.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alexandra , thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly welcome. Quick responses from owner and property manager. Owner seems to live in basement floor but doesn't intrude at all. Pool great. Village is small and friendly with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, thank you for your great review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Amazing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect week in this beautiful villa in Panormo! The house is amazing, it had enough space for us 13 friends to live together, cook together and to have a great time! The pool and the jacuzzi were the absolut highlight of this villa and everything was very clean. The owners of the villa Eleftheria were very kind and if we had questions it was no problem for them to help us...

We loved to sit at the table outside the house in the evening, visit the beautiful village of panormo or take a trip to the beach nearby...

To sum up, we can all say we loved this week in greece, it was just amazing and we'd love to come back one day! :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michele, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa!
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Villa fort sympathique près de Panormo

  • 5 of 5

Avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette villa bien agencée avec sa grande piscine et son jacuzzi . Nous avons adoré le village de Panormo avec sa petite plage au port , ses ruelles pleines de boutiques ainsi que ses tavernes ( Kastro et chez George et Georgia avec la meilleure moussaka du coin !)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Veronique , thank you for giving us a perfect rating and we hope to welcome you again in our Villa! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Heraklion Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
EO Rethymnou/Herakliou/Chaniwn
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Panormos sandy Beach
Car: not necessary

Villa Charis is located in Panormo, a friendly sea side village and is within walking distance to its well know sandy beaches. The two main beaches are Limanaki and Limni. Both of them are sandy with clear blue water and ideal for kids, as they are shallow and well protected from winds. The beaches are organised and equipped with sun beds, umbrellas. Water sports are also available.Even further to the east, there is a small cove with a pebbly beach, ideal for seclusion and snorkelling.

The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9 am), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices.

Further, there is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour and the sea, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food, fish as well as international dishes.

Panormo has regular bus itineraries every 30 minutes that connects Heraklion and Chania cities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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