About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Villa in Panormo, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
There is a communal swimming pool with three inter-linked pools (two full depth and one for children) along with a small separate pool for toddlers/babies. The accommodation has all the modern comforts and has recently been newly furnished throughout with sufficient tableware and cooking utensils to easily accommodation 6-8 guests. There is a wifi internet connection along with a flat screen television and DVD player.
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- English, Greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Tom Roberts
My name is Tom and my wife is Despina. We have two children and live in London, United Kingdom. We recently purchased Villa Athena having rented and stayed at the Panorama Seafront Homes II on three previous occasions following an introduction by a friend. The development is perfect for children and adults to relax and there is a great mix of people from Europe and beyond including the UK, Netherlands, Norway and Greece. The nearby village of Panormo is very tranquil with friendly people and great restaurants serving traditional dishes.
Tom Roberts purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Tom Roberts chose Panormos
We love the area and enjoy our time in Panormo and wanted to have a base we could return to year after year.
What makes this Villa unique
Staying at Panorama Seafront Homes is very relaxing. The development is beautifully maintained and the pool is cleaned and serviced daily. Panormo village is a 5-10 minute walk away and has lovely restaurants and cafes where you can relax and chat over a glass of raki!
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Beautiful place. Great location in small town between the two big cities of Crete. Weather didn't cooperate but it didn't slow us down. Plenty to see within hour drive from the condo. Condo was clean and comfortable with awesome views of the sea. Would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
This home is beautifully decorated, well looked after and an excellent place to relax. The shared pool is a welcome addition especially in the afternoon where you can cool down.
The complex is very quiet and its a 10 minute stroll into the village. There are several small beaches close by where you can hire sun beds and umbrellas.
The village has a few small supermarkets, bakery, butchers and local bars and restaurants.
There are tours of the island available from several operators in the village too so it is possible to stay without a car.
We had a very relaxing holiday and will definitely go back again.
Thank you Kim for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and stay at our Villa. We agree that Panormos is a lovely Cretan village, worth discovering.
Tom and Despina
Had a lovely family holiday here. Gorgeous views from the terrace. Villa very comfortable. Pool area lovely. Panormo is such a lovely village with a good beach and fab restaurants!
Thank you for your review. We're so glad you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed your stay at our Villa. There is something very special about Panormos and we're happy you've discovered it.
Just spent an amazing week at Villa Athena with my family. The property is very modern and exceedingly spacious, with amazing views from the garden of the sea, the sunsets were absolutely stunning. The village is only a short walk away with a good selection of restaurants and shops and those seeking a traditional stay in a Cretan village should look no further! There wasn't a restaurant or bar offering sunday roasts or a full english breakfast.........perfect!! If you want a lively resort then I wouldn't recommend Panormos, it's the perfect getaway for relaxing.
We will definitely be recommending this is friends and family and will definitely be returning for another holiday.
Thanks for the review. We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay at our Villa and the wonders of Panormo. It's a wonderful hidden Cretan treasure. You're welcome anytime you want to visit again. The locals will remember you!!
A fantastic villa in a great location!
Excellent standard of accomodation in a stunning setting. Super terrace overlooking the Med, where you can eat your breakfast and watch the sun go down. The pool area was fantastic, beautifully maintained and very conducive to getting to know your neighbours (without ever feeling crowded). The kids loved it as did we. Panormo is a charming fishing village with a harbour, a beach, numerous restaurants and shops and is only a 15 minute walk away. The beautiful Venetian town of Rethymno is only half an hour away and there is a gorgeous beach with restaurant at Episkopi. Both are well worth visiting. Lake Kournos (about 45 mins by car) was a particular hit with our three children who loved sliding from the pedalo we hired into the freshwater lake whilst we enjoyed the stunning scenery.
Many thanks to Tom and Despina for sharing your holiday home with us and for taking the time to personally e-mail us a number of times to ensure that we enjoyed our stay as much as possible.
We would certainly recommend this villa and look forward to hopefully returning in the not too distant future!
Rachel &John Martin
Fabulous villa, fabulous village!
We have just returned back from a 2 week stay and have had the most wonderful holiday. I need to stay in nice accommodation when I'm away and Villa Athena didn't disappoint! The complex it is on is very well maintained, and the pool area is spotlessly clean. The villa itself is lovely, with plenty of space inside. The kitchen was well equipped and it had 2 bathrooms - very useful for a family of 5! The 3 bedrooms were all of a very good size and it was a delight to wake up to the sea view through our doors each morning. The garden was wonderful - the sea views and in particular the sunsets were a delight to sit and watch. I became very used to this wonderful view and miss it so much now I'm home.
Tom and Des were fabulous to deal with from the initial enquiry, to any queries we had whilst away.
The villa is a short work from Panormo village. We fell in love with this area. The tavernas serve delicious fresh home made food, and the little shops such as the bakery were friendly and approachable.
I thoroughly recommend this villa if you would like to either chill out or explore Crete. We relaxed and also visited Mount Ida, Spinalonga, went sailing in Heraklion and so on! There is so much to do for all members of the family. If we come back to Crete in the future, I would love to stay here again.
Thank you Tom and Des for letting us share your wonderful holiday home.
Coast/Beach: The development is near the sea front which is rocky but has stone stairs leading to the sea. The development has 3 interconnecting pools, one shallow for younger guests and an additional baby pool too. There are also three sandy beaches in Panormo which are located within a 5-10 minute walk of the villa. One of the beaches has a taverna and sunbeds is the ideal location to spend time. Travel: The nearest airport is in Heraklion (50 minutes drive). Alternatively there is an airport in Chania (1 hour and 15 minutes). Chania and Heraklion also serve as main ferry ports to the Greek Islands, mainland and beyond. Both airports have good car rental facilities which is the recommended option for getting to Panormo although taxis can be hired at the airport too. Distances: The centre of Panormo, with bars, restaurants and shops, is about 1,000 yards away. Rethymnon is about 20 minutes by car or 40 minutes bus. Panormos is a traditional Cretan village, with a friendly atmosphere, with an array of quaint independent family stores offering a variety of goods. There are number of restaurants and eateries catering for a wide variety of tastes. All our small family run eateries, with locally sourced produce, some from their own family farms.
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Changeover Day: Changeover day is by agreement based on the booking. Arrival from 16.00 and departure before 10.00. You can use the pool and public bathroom during the day of arrival or departure.