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Luxury Rooftop Apt with Spectacular Views In Complete Peace And Tranquility

Bedrooms 1
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms with huge roofterrace: 1 Bed/1sofa bed, 2 Ensuite, kitchen

Panokosmos Rooftop Apartment has spectacular views of the White Mountains, gorges, olive groves and the Mediterranean sea. A 12m*5m pool, extensive lush Mediterranean gardens to stroll and relax, in peace and tranquility. Yasmin and I offer a unique personal service with wonderful breakfasts, drinks and snacks and unforgettable meals. Breakfast is included in the price. We can set up massage, painting tuition, guided walks. We have great suggestions for eating out, visits and tours, and all the directions and information you might need. Its like staying with friends!

We offer to adults only, no children under 16 years.

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John and Yasmin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About John and Yasmin

Yasmin and I are a retired couple who worked in a major multinational. I am the boring Brit, born in Hampshire, brought up in Herefordshire, and lived much of my adult life near Cambridge. - thats the real stuff, in the UK! Yasmin, on the contrary, was born in Teheran, with a Persian father and German mother speaks all sorts of languages, and lived in Hamburg for most of her life. We retired a few years ago, while based in Netherlands, and have since lived mainly in Crete, whilst buying and building this wonderful home, where we live!

We, I think I could safely say, are a colourful pair, passionate foodies, love to cook, to entertain our guests, and to do what we can to make sure they have a wonderful stay here. We know the locality, have eaten at most of the places, and are happy to help to places you might not otherwise discover.

John and Yasmin purchased this apartment in 2010

Why John and Yasmin chose Chiliomoudou

Its a truly unique place, with spectacular views, wonderful gardens which we’ve always wanted to share it with like minded folk. There's a very special feel to Panokosmos, often remarked on by our more sensitive guests, which we describe as feeling "in the embrace of the mountains"

Panokosmos is an exclusive, luxurious, one of a kind experience. It has a unique location, located on top of a hill, 400m above sea level, and surrounded by two gorges. We have spectacular and unique panoramic views across half of Crete – a landscape of overwhelming natural beauty, dotted with villages, sliced by gorges and dominated by the majestic, embracing presence of the White Mountains.

We offer an “away from it all” experience, in which you can step back, distance yourself, and take a different perspective on your life, work, relationships and self. Panokosmos - which translates as “on top of the world”, is also the way Greeks describe themselves when amongst friends, saying “isn’t it good to be panokosmos – with the living”. Its the way we want to make you feel.

What makes this apartment unique

The design of our house uses all modern materials, technologies and advantages. But it follows the traditions of the Minoans, 3000 years ago – we our guided by a principle which we developed of “outside in, inside out”. Just like the Minoans we have designed rooms with huge windowed openings to be able to enjoy our natural surroundings and environment whilst sitting comfortably; and we have arranged terraces and balconies facing east, west and south to be able to exploit the outside, whether for shade, sunshine or shelter from the breezes.

We embrace both Occident and Orient. Yasmin has Persian and German roots, and sees in our Cretan environment a cultural heritage which offers the best of both worlds. European values of freedom, democracy and respect for women, coupled with the Middle Eastern oriental feel – hospitality, warmth and emotionality.


Chiliomoudou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Barrier free rainhead & handshower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Barrier free rainhead & handshower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedded room with full width concertina doors opening out onto south facing roof terrace. Panoramic views of the White Mountains, Apokoronas plain and the sea. In the distance Mt Psiloritis, the highest mountain on the island. Fully fitted with wardrobe, PC desk, satellite TV and DVD player. Safe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
A special feature of Panokosmos is the unique dining experience which we offer. Using fresh local ingredients we provide an explosion of flavours in a multi course dinner served by candlelight under the stars in one of many locations in our Mediterranean gardens. We have superb Cretan wines, painstakingly (!) selected from our knowledge of the wineries around the island. Both menu and location will be a surprise!


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Luxury Rooftop Apt with Spectacular Views In Complete Peace And Tranquility
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Getting away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a week long break staying here and we can thoroughly recommend it. The views are stunning and the food is superb. The hosts, John and Yasmin have created something very special and make sure you have everything you need. We will be very surprised if you find anything like this in Crete.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania Intl Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Neo Horio
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The fertile and green region of the Apokoronas, east of the city of Chania, stretches from the foothills of the White Mountains to the Mediterranean sea. This landscape, of exceptional natural beauty, is dominated by the White Mountains or Lefka Ori, the largest mountain range in Crete with over 30 summits above 2000 m and about 50 gorges.

Crete offers a startling juxtaposition of high mountains and vivid blue seas. Landscapes stretch between deep rocky gorges and weather scarred hilltops with the silky greys of olive groves in regimented march up otherwise barren hillsides. On the lower slopes orchards of orange trees with the vivid oranges and yellows contrast with the deep green foliage. Rocky stone filled riverbeds chase their way through this scenery hint at the boulder moving deluges during the winter months, a far cry from the blissfully warm summer sunshine.

There are a variety of walks for walkers of all ages and experience ranging from a couple of hours stroll on the flat to full day out climbing tracks into the foothills of the White Mountains. There are shady trails with cooling breezes. Nature is abundant with a huge range of flowers in spring and autumn and it is a paradise for bird watchers particularly to see eagles, buzzards and hawks lazily patrolling overhead.

In the villages, particularly away from the coast, you will find places where time seems to have stood still, where there are remnants of a lifestyle long discarded by busy northern Europeans. Sitting in the shade of mulberry trees in dusty village squares in hot summer sun, with a coffee or glass of wine can give you a serenity so often lacking in stressful work and busy lives.

Many holiday makers come to Crete for the wonderful exquisitely blue Mediterranean sea and the beautiful sandy beaches. But there is something, which some would say is the more rewarding and important, that is away from all that.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $295.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund