Panormo in Crete
Hotels and apartments
The small seaside village of Panormo lies between Heraklion
(about 50 min) and Rethymno (about 15 min) on the north coast of Crete.
Visitors have always been welcomed into a warm and friendly traditional
atmosphere, which the locals retain to the present day. .
Panormo is ideal for children, not only because they
are given a warm welcome in the village, but because there are small
sand and pebble beaches and shallow waters. This authentic Cretan
village with its narrow streets and bright geraniums is the perfect
place for those who want to escape a little and enjoy the peace and
tranquility of Cretan life. There is a good selection of cafes, traditional
tavernas, a butcher, a baker and shops where you can sample the local
food and drink at reasonable prices.
Panormo is the site of an old port using during Hellenistic,
Roman and Byzantine times, and there is still much to see from the
past. The beautiful surrounding area is ideal for walkers who wish
to explore the countryside. There are buses which go regularly to
Rethymno or to Heraklion (about 50 min journey) making Panormo an
ideal base from which to explore many parts of Crete.
For culturally interested outings you may choose to
visit the Monasteries of Arkadi and Prevely, and the world famous
Minoan Palace of Knossos. Otherwise you may wish to explore the wilderness
wonders of the Samaria Gorge, or simply take time to visit the mountain
villages, for example the village of Margarites where traditional
pottery and wood carving are sill being produced.
Hotels & apartments in Panormo
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Top beaches. Crete, Greece
Kouremenos near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
A real magnet for windsurfers from all over the world, who find ideal wind-wave combinations.
Rihti - Exo Mouliana near Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
Two hours walk through the Rihtis gorge, which is a beautiful path that culminates with Rihtis waterfall near Rihtis beach, will take you to one of the most secluded beaches of the island.
Istron or Kalo Chorio (North-Estern Crete)
A place filled with legends and traditions – but you will find quality tourism services too.
Maridati South of Vai beach (North-Eastern Crete)
Two big rocks are the landmarks of this beach that remains unknown to the masses.
Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
A village filled with fish taverns with a view of the Pseira Island, and lots of archaeological findings.
Kato Zakros (Estern Crete)
If you follow the two hours long footpath through the “gorge of the dead” you will be rewarded with the view of a magnificent beach but also of the Minoan Palace of Zakros destroyed on 1450 B.C. possibly by a Thira (Santorini) volcano explosion.
Hiona near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
Shallow waters for the kids and young swimmers, and a well known - all over the island - local fish soup.
Aghia Fotia - Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
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Xerokambos – Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
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