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3 Bedroom Vila With Shared Pool And Sea Views



Updated: 09-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Bramhall, Cheshire, UK

A fantastic villa in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa, fabulous village!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent just under 2 weeks here towards the end of the summer holidays. It's a beautiful, clean, incredibly spacious and well maintained villa with all the amenities you could possibly need - washing machine, dishwasher, well equipped kitchen, TV, DVD, garden with outside eating and lounging area etc. We thoroughly enjoyed lazing on the sunbeds in the garden watching the sunsets and the kids loved the communal swimming pools. It's also just a short walk from the beach and the local village of Panormos with loads of shops and restaurants serving delicious home-cooked food. The villa is also well placed for exploring Northern Crete and the owners were extremely helpful in providing us with information about the villa and its locality. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

I found myself back on this site whilst recommending Villa Athena to a friend and could not believe it was without a review and felt deserved one - so here goes .We spent a wonderful ten days here and in Panormos. We have lovely memories of breakfasts on the large terrace and relaxing BBQ’s watching the sunset each evening. The communal pools were also great fun for our children who made lots of friends and spent most of their day there.

Overall it’s a gorgeous villa in a very relaxed picture postcard village within walking distance to a lovely sandy beach surrounded by great traditional restaurants serving simply great food. We couldn’t have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love the area and enjoy our time in Panormo and wanted to have a base we could return to year after year.

Activity and Interests


The development is near the sea front which is rocky but has a small staircase which leads down to the sea. There are 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.


The nearest airport is in Heraklion (50 minutes drive). Alternatively there is an airport in Chania (1 hour and 15 minutes) which also serves as the main port for ferries. Both airports have good car rental facilities which is the recommended option for getting to Panormo although taxis can be hired as well.


The centre of Panormo, with bars, restaurants and shops, is about 1,000 yards away. Rethymnon is about 20 minutes by car or bus.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £80

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.

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From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom is fully tiled with a bath and overhead shower, wc, sink and cabinet. The second bathroom is equipped with a shower, wc, sink and cabinet. The hot water is provided by a private boiler which operates 24h.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed, bedside tables and fitted wardrobes Bedroom 2 with two single beds that can be placed together, bedside tables and fitted wardrobes Bedroom 3 with a double bed, bedside tables and fitted wardrobes


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The large veranda at the front of the property has a table and seating for six people. The pergola has bamboo covering to provide shade but you can also sit in the sun and enjoy the sea view. The whole property is surrounded by a low wall and there is a gate leading from the property to the communal pool. Each bedroom has its own patio with pergola. Utility Room: In the hall cupboard you will find a washing machine, iron and ironing board, cleaning materials and the boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and kitchen linen for use inside the house are provided. Beach towels are also provided. Towels and linen are changed once a week. The villa is also cleaned once a week.

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