No 7, Panorama Seafront Homes,
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Apartment No 7, is a stylish new 2 bedroom apartment just meters away from the sea. With a large communal 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 tranquility of having sun downers whilst watching the sunset over the Cretan sea!!!
There is a choice of 5 apartments to rent. If the one you are viewing is fully booked we have another four. Please inquire.
The 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.
The apartment has access to common areas with a large communal swimming pools and pathways.
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 the beach.
The Apartment sleeps up to 5 and has 2 double bedrooms. Custom designed furniture and comfortable mattresses make the accommodation functional and fun
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Iraklion 45 minutes or Chania 56 minutes by car.|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
The Crete region
Panormo is a typical example of a Cretan Fishing 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.
Rethymnon Town is a 20 minute drive from Panorama Seafront Homes. The Old Fort (Fortezza castle) dominates the town; it was built in 1590 to protect the city from pirate raids and the Turks. Rethymno is smaller than Chania, but is developing quickly. The old town is the place to go with its narrow shop and taverna lined streets that run along and off the water front.
Rethymno is full of charm and can compete with Chania for the title of "Most beautiful city of Crete". The old town streets are full of lovely old traditional stone houses many are of Venetian origin. There are also Turkish houses and Minarets. Rethymno has a long sandy beach that starts in the town centre and runs eastward. The beach is lined with Palm trees, hotels, Restaurants, cocktail bars, cafes and tavernas, plus all the tourist shops one would expect. The town is full of life and energy and eating out under the stars is a pleasure not to be missed.
There are several museums in the town.
Parking is easy if you head for head for the town centre and leave the car in a large car park across the road from the towns lovely gardens, just a few metres from an arch way that leads in to the lovely old town with many shops tavernas and bars
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5 Jul 2014
"Great for families"
Lovely, modern, clean apartment, with lots of space and right by the pool. We stayed in Nr 7, and being ground floor, it was ideal for our small kids to run in and out.
The local village is very nice, very pretty, and not too touristy, and has taverna's are right by the water with beautiful views.
Nearest beach is a 10 minutes walk, 7 euro for two beach beds and an umbrella, worth it, as the sand is very hot, but the beach is lovely. Great Taverna on the beach for lunch.
I recommend renting a car for the duration, you dont need one to get around the village, or buy essentials and food, but if you want to see some of the island, on your own schedule, a rental car will give you that.
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed the holiday and especially Panorama Seafront Homes.
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