Apartments close to the beach & amenities in a fantastic village location
Laura & Chris Firth
About Laura & Chris Firth
Hi, we are Chris and Laura Firth, we live in Yorkshire, England with our children. We had a dream to restore an old tradiitonal building in a picturesque, friendly Cretan village. In 2008 we found our perfect property, originally built in 1912 and previously a family house owned by a Cretan couple named Kostas and Evangeline Honianakis. We fell in love with the village of Panormo and its people and had a dream to restore the building to its former glory whilst respecting the tradition and style of the area and to bring people of all nationalities to Panormo to enjoy the special village we fell in love with. We spend a lot of time in Panormo whenever we are not working in England. We feel very much at home in Crete. The kindness of the people and their relaxed attitude feels great.
Laura & Chris Firth purchased this Apartment in 2008
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect quiet retreat beautiful villa would highly recommend
We stayed as a party of 4 (2 couples) the Villa has been lovingly restored by the owners with help from Stephanos (local guy) It retains all the charm but with modern bathrooms for your comfort . The people are very friendly and you soon become part of the village way of life. Lots of nice places to eat the Olive Tree was always our last port of call in the evening then a few steps and you were home, and a lovely beach to the left of the little harbour . In a good position to go out and see some local history. I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Kameres
Great place to stay, in the heart of the village, steps from the beach. Perfect.
Lovely apartment based in the heart of a peaceful village by the sea. About a dozen restaurants on the doorstep, all serving a great selection of dishes. Beach is 30 seconds from the apartment, perfect for a day on the sun bed and a dip in the sea. The apartment itself served us well as a family of four (two teenagers, so wifi was heavily used). Great to sit on balcony and watch the world go by. Air con was a welcome relief after a day on the beach and made for a comfortable sleep at night. The spa pool was perfect for cooling off when it got too hot. A walk round Rethymno (reached easily and cheaply by bus) or numerous excursions are available nearby so plenty to do if you don't fancy the beach. We didn't hire a car and didn't miss it...Laura and Chris kindly set up the very efficient and comfortable taxi to and from the airport for us. Not much more to add...Chris and Laura were very helpful throughout as was Stefanos and Cheryl who coordinated the arrival. A great holiday in a lovely friendly village...thoroughly recommend...go for it!
Excellent Spa apartment in beautiful quiet village perfect for exploring North Crete
We have all fallen a little in love with Villa Kamares and the village of Panormo - one week was not enough so we shall have to return!
The villa is new to the holiday rental market and so you will find everything is in perfect order. We were greeted upon our arrival by Chris who showed us around, we were impressed by the attention to detail with which the Villa has been restored. From the up to the minute spa pool to the sympathetically restored stone walls which can be seen throughout and the beautiful old front door.
We settled into our apartment which was made all the easier by an initial supply of bread, milk etc. and a bottle of home made wine which my husband can certainly vouch for! The apartment is clean with beautiful bathrooms, there is Wi-Fi and air conditioning, fluffy soft towels and white cotton bedding.
We enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine and a good book and watching the world go by, (the street is closed to vehicles each evening) we watched as the swallows swooped around the balconies and on two occasions we saw a beautiful barn owl. Later we would wander down the cobbled street, which leads to the beach and sea and choose a taverna or go for a drink in one of the café bars. The village is quiet, small and friendly where everything goes to sleep around midnight.
CAN RECCOMEND IN THE VILLAGE -
A massage at Relaxika (opposite the villa) will put you at your ease perfect
Fresh breakfast at Café Elia - will set you up for the day
Coffee at Vinzi Café - excellent service good coffees and drinks with fabulous view
Geronymos Taverna - good food be careful of the Raki!
Thanks to Chris and Laura for all there kindness prior to and especially during our holiday, it has been fabulous.
We will be in touch Thank you
Beautiful and relaxing apartment
Thanks for everything. We stayed for 13 days and the house is lovely. even though the owner was not there he made sure that everything is taken care of. He organized a friend for the housekeeping and they were very kind, friendlöy and helpful.
everytime again :).