|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
All rooms have air-conditioning, under floor heating and French doors leading onto terraces or a balcony.
There are 2 bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 with king size bed, bedside tables, wardrobes and dressing table.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside table, fitted wardrobes.
Open Plan Living Room With:
Fully fitted and equipped kitchen for those who prefer self catering, dining area with table and chairs, comfortable seating and satellite TV.
Utility Cupboard: Located in hallway with washing machine, bucket, mop, brush and dustpan. Ironing board, iron and a clothes air'er.
Walk in shower, WC, basin, mirrored cabinet.
Large Terraced Area: Overlooking the pool with table and chairs.
Parking, Garden, Communal Swimming Pools and Children’s pool, Sun beds and umbrellas.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Electric Hob & Oven, Washing Machine. Toasted sandwich maker, Iron. Satellite, TV.
Cot & High Chair provided upon request.
This stylish new 2 bedroom air conditioned apartment is meters away from the sea. With a large communal pool and shallow children’s pool, it is an ideal base for a family holiday. The outside dining area provides the perfect setting in the evening to enjoy a Mojito or have nice romantic dinners. You can enjoy the tranquillity of having sun downers whilst watching the sunset over the Cretan sea! There is a choice of 3 apartments to rent. If the one you are viewing is fully booked we have another Two. Please inquire. This ground floor apartment is situated in a small community of elegant villas and apartments, some set in their own private area with a large communal swimming pool, all properties offer traditional features with modern building specifications, creating a new yet rustic dwellings in a peaceful seaside setting. Panormo is very suitable for families of all ages.
My wife Robyn and I live in the South of England in the New Forest. We fell in love with Greece and the lifestyle 30 years ago. For the last 25 years I have run my own Greek property Consultancy. I have been involved in the design and construction of over 100 Greek properties specializing in Crete and the island of Alonissos.
Over the years we have gained a wealth of experience in the Greek property business. When the land became available it ticked all the boxes as the perfect location to build luxury high quality villas and apartments. My wife and I personally own 3 apartments at Panorama Seafront Homes which we rent out and take regularly holiday there with our family and friends. We kept the 3 apartments because we knew we could rent them out easily. Our plan is to live there for several months of the year when we retire. If you decide to holiday in one of our apartments I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Panorama Seafront Homes stand just meters from the sea, You have the choice of swimming in the pool or at one of the sandy beaches. We just love the 10 minute evening stroll to enjoy the food in the wonderful traditional tavernas in Panormo village. The apartment where designed by one of Greece's top architects and the interiors are modern and fitted out to a very high standard that you wont see elsewhere in Crete. As most apartments are privately owned holiday homes the pool is never overcrowded, some days you get it all to your self.
We always take a trip by bus, ferry boat or hire car to Rethymno old town and harbour front is full of life and one can spend hours walking around the narrow lanes window shopping, there is a great choice of restaurants and lively bars to suit all tastes
Once a booking is agreed, a booking form will be emailed. The holiday will be held as a provisional booking for seven days, while the form is completed and returned, along with a deposit.
For holidays booked more than 8 weeks before the holiday start date, the deposit is 10% of the booking cost. The balance is payable 8 weeks before departure. For holidays booked within 8 weeks of the start date, the full value of the booking will be required. Payments can be made by Bank.
There is no specific changeover day. Arrival from 14.00 and departure before 10.30. You can use the pool and public bathroom during the day of arrival or departure.
This apartment is in an attractive modern complex 10 - 15 mins walk from the pleasant town centre and small sandy beaches of Panormo.
It is clean, spacious and well-equipped, with comfortable beds, plenty of storage space, good Wi-Fi and lovely hot water. A roomy terrace with table and chairs overlooks the series of small turquoise swimming pools - different depths for different ages - surrounded by gardens and picturesque palm trees lit up at night to look very exotic! The whole complex is beautifully clean and well-maintained. Easy parking on the adjoining road.
The village itself offered a wide variety of restaurants so you could easily eat at a different one every night. It is full of tourists - particularly the small, crowded sandy beaches, but maintains its Greek character and charm. There are several excellent supermarkets. (We found a much larger and quieter beach with good taverna under a bridge a mile or two west down the main road - easy to see from the road).
You could easily manage without a car - there is a tourist company called Bali travel that runs excursions to different parts of the island every day. We found driving quite difficult - firstly, arriving at night and driving on the one-lane main road (on the wrong side and in a strange car) with cars trying to overtake all the time; and secondly, driving on the very mountainous inland roads with precipitous drops! However, you don't need to go on those and can quite easily stick to the main roads and less precipitous inland ones. Access to and from the airport by car is very easy - a minute's drive or so from the main road. The car-hire company recommended by the owner did not answer any of our emails, so we ended up booking with Avis. We later found the emails in the Spam box, so wished we had checked there (we did apologise to them!).
I am sorry to have one criticism of this lovely apartment (which is why I have put 4* and not 5*), and that is the pillows. The ones on our bed were very small and very dirty, which was surprising because the sheets and pillowslips were beautifully clean and ironed. I couldn't sleep on the pillows but fortunately had brought a beach pillow which I used instead. We did find one normal pillow, and my husband used 3 of the small pillows which were cleaner (found in the cupboard). I hope the owner will replace the pillows at the first opportunity - I am sure he will because everything else in this apartment was really good.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is on the ground floor, directly overlooking the pool, with a large terrace area which is shady in the morning and gets the sun in the afternoon and early evening. The apartment has everything you would need and is located just outside the village centre meaning it is lovely and quiet. When we stayed there were only a few other people around the pool and on occasion we had it to ourselves. It is a few minutes walk to a rocky cove and great views of the sunset that you don't get from the village. The instructions for arrival were very clear, the apartment was very clean and any minor issues that we had were dealt with very quickly by the local management company. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and Panormo for a chilled out break where you are still within easy reach of the major sights.
Property is situated just outside village, pleasant 15 min walk, superb apartment overlooking a great pool, ideal for children. One of the most pleasant villages I have had the pleasure to stay in. A good number of Taverna's all very good and a really good beach again good for children. Wont hesitate to go back to the village or apartment again
We had a great time and have booked to go back in September. In early June we stayed in apartment 9. It was spacious, well fitted out and air-conditioned. The small complex was clean and well-kept with a great swimming pool. Contact with the owner John before the trip and the service during the stay was very quick. Panormo village was within easy walking distance with small supermarket’s, bakery, butchers, nice restaurants and 3 sandy beaches we will be back soon !
The property was in a very well maintained group of apartments around a lovely set of pools. There was a good mix of nationalities around the pool and no problems with noise. We were a family with 2 teenage children and the pools were great for them as well as for smaller children. The apartment was well equipped and had much needed air conditioning and apartment 9 has a large terrace which leads to the pools. The terrace was mostly shaded so excellent for sitting outside when wanting to escape the sun.
We enjoyed our walks into Panormo for meals in the evening. We ate at several tavernas and they all provided good quality and well priced food. The village is lovely - picturesque and catering for tourists, but not tacky. The tavernas overlooking the harbour were a great setting for an evening meal.
We visited a few places recommended by John and particularly liked Rethymno and the wonderful archaeological museum in Heraklion. We would have explored further if it was out of season.
It was our first visit to Crete and we loved the dramatic,rugged landscape. Couldn't fault the apartment, the village, the friendliness of the people or the weather and would love to return out of high season to explore more of the island.
The property is just outside Panormo centre so it feels calm and relaxed but is only a 10 minute stroll to tavernas and shops. The apartment feels very new and clean and had everything we needed, couldn't fault it in any way. Even has air conditioning in every room. Plenty of space for the 4 of us and a fairly big terrace as well. The pools are lovely, we especially liked the middle pool that is about a metre deep so the kids could play with minimum supervision. Panormo was everything we hoped and we were very happy with the apartment. Our favourite restaurant was Kastros, just such a lovely atmosphere and great food. We will definitely be going back!
Special interest holidays:
In the area you will find two diving schools with daily excursions to many different sites. Around Panarmo there are a number of planned hikes. There are also hikes through gorges like the Santa Maria Gorge. The almost guaranteed summer sunshine (on average Crete has more sunny days that any other Greek island) makes Crete the perfect destination for a beach and pool focused holiday. Hundreds of sandy beaches - some almost deserted even during the peak summer months - are a prefect retreat from the rigors of city life.
There is a stony cove approx 150 meters away. There are 3 sandy beaches in Panormo village approx a 10 minute walk from the apartment.
Airport: Iraklion 45 minutes or Chania 56 minutes by car.
Ferry Boat To Rethymno, arrives Panormo Harbour at 14:00
Taxi: To Rethymno - 20 minutes: 22 km
When you arrive at Hiraklion or Chania Airport there are always local taxis available to take you to Panormo Village.
Taxi reservation, taxi transfers in Crete. There network of fully licensed and insured vehicles guarantees best value for money.
Panormo Village centre is 10 minutes by foot, approx 1000 meters
Rethymno town is approx 22 km