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Spectacular Views In Complete Peace And Tranquility from a Luxury Rooftop Apt



Updated: 29-Jul-2016
Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom. 2 Baths.

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!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

Speaks English, German

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1 holidaymaker review


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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania Intl Airport at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Neo Horio at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Stylos at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kalyves at 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.


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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage


  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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
  • diving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 56 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Luxury ensuite with barrier free rainhead & handshower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Luxury ensuite with barrier free rainhead & handshower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...


  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Our unique breakfasts, changed daily, are included in the price

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