On a lovely rise, next to the castle ruins!In  the heart of the village!
Beachfront spacious Cretan house
Beachfront spacious Cretan house
2 - 12岁

Enjoy amazing views of the Aegean, the sea breeze 24h a day, easy access to the sandy beach! Make yourself at home in this spacious three level house decorated in traditional Cretan style, situated in the heart of colorful Panormos.


This a perfect choice for a family or group as there is plenty of space for up to 9 persons. The house has three levels -including 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, a spacious living room and variety of terraces and balconies opening directly to the sea. It offers beautiful views and very easy access to the sandy beach below. The house is situated on the best spot of Panormos, next to the old church and in short walking distance of all you may need: colorful tavernas, bakery, post office, super market, pharmacy, etc. Although in the heart of the village, it is at the same time quite secluded due to the elevated site and its position at the edge of the small hill that used to be a castle!


The house is fully equiped and offers a variety of spaces so that large families or groups can enjoy their privacy while they can also all get together in the large living/ dining area. There are two different entrances and two fully equiped kitchens.
Guests are provided with towels, bed linen, all kitchen equipment (boiler, toaster, coffee maker etc,), clothes washing mashine, iron and iron board. There is a WiFi interenet connection, also TV, fireplace, central heating. Also baby cot, baby bath and chair, toys outdoor furniture. We provide writen information about the way things work around the house and tips on restaurants, beaches, interesting sites.
There is almost always parking space infront of the house (free ofcourse) and the little park right across the street offers extra playing/biking space for your kids.


We personally (or someone we trust in our absence ) will always be around to help with whatever issue arises. Other than that you will enjoy complete privacy.


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A three level house on a unique site that overlooks the port and sandy beach of Panormos. Standing on the highest point of the village’s coastline it offers panoramic views to the Aegean sea and enjoys the sea breeze on a 24h basis. (No A/C as there is no need for it). It is traditionally built , with stone floors and wooden windows and fully furnished with wooden furniture in Cretan style. All levels connect internally by a large wooden staircase but can also function as separate units. The house opens to a seafront terrace that follows the natural rise of the hill. The house is centrally heated.
Level 1, lower groundfloor, is designed as the guest house with an independent entrance on the lower street level. It consists of two bedrooms each with own bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a small living-dining space. Bedrooms open directly to the property’s beachfront terrace to the front.
Level 2 , upper groundfloor/first floor, where the main entrance to the house from the church square level is, consists of a large living/dining area with fireplace, a small semi separate space that sleeps one, an open kitchen and a bathroom with washing mashine. There is also a balcony overlooking the beach and external access to the site’s seafront terrace a few steps below.
Level 3, second floor, consists of two bedrooms and a bathroom plus a large terrace that overlooks the port and the sea.



Family/kids friendly, pet friendly , smoking allowed - except in sleeping areas.



Our host was very communicative and quick to respond (via AirBNB & (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)). Our plans changed the week before (we weren't sure if we were going to make Crete) and luckily our host was able to accommodate them. We were not able to meet her directly but she had her friend meet us. He was extremely polite and spoke enough English to communicate. He went over the house and answered any questions we had about it and about the village. The house was wonderful and exactly as advertised. It was the perfect house to experience the village life. The small village is perfect for a relaxed setting. The view from the balcony of the Sea was perfect for enjoying a nice beer or just taking in the scenery.

Katerina Gogou is the perfect host. She met us when we arrived in Panormo, answered all our questions, and was available whenever we needed anything. Katerina described the house accurately: three levels with bedrooms on two of them, living area on the middle level, and covered balconies with views of the sea at each level. we all felt at home with comfortable Cretan-style furniture and the ever-present sea breeze that came through the windows that we never closed. Our family group of 7 people that represented three generations fit well in the house. We were able to be together when we wanted and also could easily find a private spot to read or just be alone. We are also intensely interested in Cretan history and Panormos was the ideal location for day trips, not too far from any historic site. Returning to Panormos was a highlight to every day we spent sight-seeing. The village is the most charming one we visited (and we saw many villages on our pursuit of history) and the house is in one of the best locations in the village. Staying in Panormos would be a perfect option as well, because the beach is just down a short hill from the house, the grocery store, butcher, and bakery are a two-minute walk away, and cafes are nearby. We are already reminiscing about Crete and especially the house in Panormos. My favorite memory is this: getting up very early in the morning, making a cup of coffee, and drinking it on the second floor balcony as I look at the deep blue sea, the sky that nearly matches it, and the horizon, where the two meet gently.

Nous avons passé de très belles vacances pendant 2 semaines dans ce magnifique point de chute central de la crête. D'habitude nous louons toujours des maisons très modernes avec piscine mais sans âme. Celle-ci n'a pas la climatisation, les équipements ne sont pas très récents mais elle fait partie du décor de Panormos et c'est tellement mieux. Tout est pratique à pieds. Penser à prévoir les bouchons d'oreilles pour les nuits chaudes ou les fenêtres sont ouvertes car les restaurants ferment très tard , vers 3 heures. Merci encore pour cette belle et authentique découverte de panormos et de la crête.

Lovely central location overlooking the harbour.

Eral And Julia的用户个人资料Eral And Julia是超赞房东。
Katerina and Babis' house is located in a great part of the village: it's right in the centre of everything, you can see the beach from your window, and sleep with the sound of the sea! It is very spacious; we were a family of 4 couples and the place felt palatial. Panormos is also a very picturesque village, with cobblestone streets, little shops and nice tavernas. Also, it's very well connected, with a quick (15-20 min) drive to Rethymnos and about 1 hr from both Heraklio and Chania. In the 10+ years that I've been vacationing in Greece, this has been the best place I have stayed in. However, what really made the experience great was getting to meet Katerina and Babis.

Prior to arriving Katerina and Babis provided direction to the property and asked if there was anything we needed on arrival they could help with. We were met at the house by Babis who was very welcoming and friendly. He showed us around and explained how everything worked - hot water etc and explained where the local shops and other amenities were. They even left a bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine in the fridge. The house has a lovely rustic, relaxed feel to it which is what we were looking for. It's very close to the shops, beach, cafe's and restaurants. It doesn't have AC, a pool or anything flash - just lovely Cretian styling. Highly recommend staying here if you want to experience a bit of real Greece.

John & Marjie的用户个人资料John & Marjie是超赞房东。
Santorini and Mykonos are white washed trophy destinations but the best Greek island holiday we have ever had was at Katerina's in Panormos. The apartment was spacious, well stocked, comfortable, right on the beach with tavernas, plenty of linen. Katerina was most helpful organising taxi transfers for us. We didn't want to leave Panormos. Thank you Katerina

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Katerina, Babis的用户个人资料
Both studied architecture in the National Technical University of Athens, we devide our time between Athens and Crete, enjoying the opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world!
语言: English、Ελληνικά
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