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Apartment 150 Meters From The Sea, Overlooking The Cascading Swimming Pool - Apartment No 8 Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Apartments in Panormo, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece - Ten Minute Walk To Fishing Village, Harbor And Sandy Beaches

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.

Details for holiday apartment Apartment No 8 Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

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.

Shower Room:

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Clean, spacious, with a lovely pool. Walking distance from a charming small village.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely, although we were a little bit worried on our first approach as the road to it became a dirt track. It's not far along the track though, so we need not have worried. The directions were clear, and we had no difficulty finding it. The pool is big with plenty of space around it, with umbrellas and loungers.

The apartment complex is 10-15 minutes leisurely walk from the village. Take a torch for walking at night - it is dark in places, which is good for seeing the night sky, but the track was uneven.

The kitchen in the apartment is reasonably well-equipped: certainly enough utensils for anything we might have attempted. The fridge and freezer is big, so it's possible to stock up well.

There are a few small beaches in Panormo, of which the one on the road past the unfinished church is our favourite. Just to the west of Panormo though is a much better one, under the Geronimo (something like that) bridge on the new national road. Worth the short drive, and the road down to it is not as steep as it looks.

Klados winery, just east of the village, is worth the short trip. Melidoni cave is only a few km away, also worth visiting. We bought bread for a picnic from a shop in a tiny village on the way there: best bread I've had in years. Ate it sitting on a bench outside the caves, looking down over the valley. Splendid.

Panormo is a quiet and charming village, the opposite of the resort of Bali only a few km to the east! Choose wisely. The apartment complex is just on the edge of the village, and was very peaceful. Of course, that depends on who is in the other apartments, but we spent time sitting reading, with the sound of the birds, the breeze in the palm trees, and the trickling of the water in the pool being the accompanying noise. If the wind blows from the south, you can hear sound from heavier vehicals on the new national road, which is the price of having convenient access to it. We didn't find it to be a problem.

On that road, from Panormo you can get to Chania in about 1.5 hours, Rethymnon in about 30mins, Iraklion in a little under an hour.

All in all, a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comprehensive review. So pleased you loved Panormo village and the apartment. The dirt road has now been surfaced by the local authorities and is a great improvement.
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Lovely Apartment, Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Apartment 8, the furnishings and decor were of good quality and included large wardrobes and storage space. The kitchen and laundry equipment were more than enough to cover a family’s needs. Our large sun terrace overlooked the swimming pools which were cleaned daily and provided for all ages from toddlers to adults.

Panormo village was just a short walk away with excellent sea and beach view restaurants. The village shops included several small supermarkets, a butchers and bakery. There were also tourist shops and travel agents if you wanted to go on an organised excursion. The food was always fresh and of excellent quality and very good value for money. We were surprised at the number of both locals and holidaymakers who smiled and said hello walking to and from the apartments. In summary everything about our holiday superseded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in No 8
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Great pool but not value for money

  • 3 of 5

The location of this apartment is great, just on outskirts of Panormo village. Handy for the beautiful beaches and restaurants. Panormo is friendly and has many shops both for foods and gifts.

The apartment is in a great situation with terraces and the 3 pools which were immaculate and we all enjoyed. Whilst we supervised our children in the water, there was a life guard mentioned but we never saw one.

However, the apartment not well appointed -very sparse in terms of kitchen equipment. No welcome pack - most other rental accom will leave tea/coffee, water, even biscuits and wine. There was none of this in the apartment. Neither was there an info pack with sights /excursions in the local area. The owner had sent us some details before we left and I had expected to see copies of this in an info folder, along with local tours, sights etc but there was nothing. On the plus side the apartment was clean and, as we stayed 2weeks, was cleaned mid-way through the holiday. When the kettle broke, it was replaced promptly. So probably could have raised these points during the stay but a) was in full holiday relaxation mode and b) was not clear if it would have made much difference. (Too late for a welcome pack anyway). Also, no one's fault, but there was a nest of swifts on the terrace which resulted in a daily mess and a lot of feathery activity at dusk.

All in all, had expected a bit more for the price.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really sorry it was not what you expected. Many of our guests come back to stay in our apartments year after year and we receive great reviews. Two weeks before guests arrive we send by email information about the apartment, directions from the airport, a map of Panormo village, recommended Car Hire, Taxi Companies and how to order a Welcome Pack, plus a list of recommended restaurants, beaches, places to visit. The information is also available on an App for computers and mobile phones that is sent to guests directly by Owners Direct and can be accessed anywhere anytime. My apartments are self catering and are fully equipped, guests that order a Welcome Pack, find their fridge and freezer stocked upon arrival. A Life Guard is there every day between 10.00am and 6.00pm. They have red shirts with Life Guard on their backs. All my apartments have Greek Tourist Board licenses (EOT) and are inspected yearly and have to be equipped to a high standard. There is a list of everything in the apartment on the Owners Direct website.
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Wonderful relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

The photos say it all, we walked out of the apartment straight onto the pool area which was clean and the water refreshing. The apartment gets the Sun in the afternoon-Evening.

The apartment was clean and well maintained and had everything I think you would need for a Holiday.

The Panormos area was wonderful with lots of restaurants/tavernas serving excellent fare, the beach in the harbour was sheltered and sun beds were free if you bought a drink, a no brainer, spent many a day just sitting watching the waves whilst being waited on.

Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, I had to watch England play Russia! ☹

The week passed far to quickly and we wished we had stayed longer.

Lovely place to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, hope to welcome you next year. Sorry about the football !
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Absoloutely brilliant

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal, and only a short distance from the lovely village. The apartment was clean and furnished simply but tastefully and comfortable with plenty of room for 4 adults and had everything that was needed for a lovely holiday. The apartment was situated by the pool which was well maintained. I really cannot say anything negative about the apartment, the location, the response from John, the owner or even the taxi ride - everything was fab, and am looking to go back soon.

However Crete does need to improve its airport!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great comments, it is very important for us that you enjoy your stay in our apartments and have a relaying holiday.
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Definitely worth going back

  • 5 of 5

The photos are true the pool is at your door step. You can truly relax here. If you want some action you can walk into the fisherman's town 10 Min walk away and enjoy the cocktails by night. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you had such a good time.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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September 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking notes
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.

Changeover Day:
There is no specific changeover day. Arrival from 14.30 and departure before 10.30. You can use the pool and public bathroom during the day of arrival or departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 76 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Panormo, the local fishing village is within easy walking distance. The village has great tavernas, an Italian restaurant, several bars, a good bakery, butchers, supermarkets and a range of tourist shops. From most of the tavernas, one can look down over the beautiful village harbour and its stunning sandy beach. This is great if you have children, you can sit in a taverna having lunch while watching the kids swimming and playing on the beach. Custom designed furniture and comfortable mattresses make the accommodation functional and fun. Family friendly and suitable for children of all ages. Outside: Patio doors lead from the apartments living area to a large sun terrace area with table and chairs. The terrace enjoys great pool views and is ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. The terraced cascading swimming pool is is in 3 sections with waterfalls between. There is also a small children's paddling pool. There is a BBQ area approx 150 meters from the apartment just a few meters from the sea.

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