Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Villa Avra is a newly-built 115 (sq.m) building in the picturesque fishing village of Panormo.
Ideally positioned only 50m from the sea, it offers a clear view of the sea and superb sunsets.
It is only 400m (a 5 minute walk) from the picturesque village of Panormo, famous for its local cuisine, its fresh fish and its attractive narrow streets.
It has 3 bedrooms with plenty of wardrobe space, each with its own balcony. One bedroom has a double bed, the other two have 2 single beds that can be joined together. There is one large, modern bathroom and WC.
A fully-equipped kitchen is provided, all items and furniture of the highest quality.
The kitchen has a large table with chairs, the electrical appliances are the latest models and comprise: electric cooker and oven, microwave, dish washer, washing machine, fridge, toaster, coffee machine; plus a full set of cooking utensils and cutlery.
The living room has two comfortable sofas (one can open up into a double bed) and two armchairs. It is equipped with new TV, DVD and CD player.
There is a large garden around the villa with lawn, trees, flowers and herbs. On the main balcony there is a large table and 6 comfortable chairs.
The common swimming pool is very large and 20m from the villa. It has showers, sunbeds and umbrellas
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Panormo beach 400 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion "N. Kazantzakis" (HER) 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
Personal Welcome and Welcome Pack provided on arrival.
A high chair and baby cot can be provided with no extra charge.
Children and pets most welcome.
|Further details outdoors||
In case you rent a car there is ample parking space at the foot of the apartment's staircases.
The Crete region
Panormo is a typical example of a Cretan village. Central located at the North coast of the island, 58 km west of Heraklion and only 20 km from Rethymno. Panormo has not been affected by the onslaught of mass tourism. The warm and friendly inhabitants, less 500, still work in the fields on the small fertile plains, or else are shepherds and fishermen.
Whitewashed buildings gleaming in the mid day sun, a mini-maze of back streets sloping gently down to the small harbor and pretty beaches. There's the traditional village square, with tavernas and Kafenions and the old picturesque houses are being renovated and restored with great elegance. For shopping the village has mini markets, a bakery, butchers, gift shops, jewellery shop, post office, car hire etc.
In and around Panormo you'll find small beaches of smooth sun-warmed pebbles, sandy coves, some with shallow waters, ideal for children, some with water sports facilities, fishing, diving etc. There are buses, which go regularly to Rethymno (15 min) or to Heraklion and Chania making Panormo an ideal base 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 still being produced.
There are lots of places to visit in and around Panormo:
Hire a car and drive up into the mountains and visit the traditional Cretan villages (Perama, Anogia, Margarites)There are water sports at one of the local beaches within Panormo town. Fishing boats can be hired at the small picturesque harbor by the day or hour.
Take a small taste of lovely Panormo if you wish, by letting us know . We will send the video to you.
Visit Rethimno (by car 20 Minutes, or 30 minutes by bus. It is a beautiful old town with lots of historic monuments, archeological museum, and also shops, tavernas, bars and nightclubs if you feel like it. You can take advantage of the luxuries offered in the Grecotel Club Marine Palace right next to Panorama Seafront Homes.