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Wonderful sea view apartment in Rethymno! 5min walking to beaches & restaurants!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

A great apartment with shared pool and amazing sea view! Close to shops!

Laura's sea view apartment is a modern, newly built apartment, which belongs to Panorama Seafront Homes I apartment complex and is located in Panormo, a beautiful village at an unspoilt rural area of Crete. Laura's sea view apartment and the whole complex, is set within small community of other homes, which provides a taste of safety and security! This is a truly wonderful accommodation in a peaceful, A great base to explore Crete or for the lazy ones just relax in Panormo village, enjoy the sea and the sun!

The apartment has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, a bathroom, a living room area, a separated kitchen and a lovely balcony with unlimited and unobstructed sea view! A cot is available upon request! All rooms are tastefully furnished and delightfully decorated, giving a touch of cretan lifestyle! Also the handmade, blown glass chandeliers give a cosy style to the place! The apartment is ideal both for couples and families!

The kitchen is fully equipped and totally functional, if you want to have your meals at home! Coffee, sugar, water are always available and a welcome food pack is offered, depending on the season. The kitchen leads to the balcony, which offers a magnificent view of the Cretan sea! Patio furniture are available in the balcony, where outdoor dinning becomes a unique experience! A high chair is available upon request.

The living room area, with its rustic furniture, gives a traditional tone! You could play board games, watch your favourite film or read a book to relax and spend some quality time with your family or friends!

The apartment complex has a shared, 20X7m and 1.4 meters deep swimming pool, with a shallow 2,5X4m compartment 0.4 meters deep , made especially for children, with pleasant surroundings, including sun beds, umbrellas and an outdoor shower. And to make things even better…a fantastic sea view!

All rooms have air-condition units, which can be used both for cooling and heating purposes. Outdoors there is a lot of free space with shade for car parking.

NOTE: The pool operates from 1/5-31/10.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 6514/29.10.2014.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to return to my birthplace, the wonderful town of Rethymno.

I have recently created a brand new company, Think Villa, based in 97 Gerakari str, P.C.:74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, whose main concept focuses on an authentic form of tourism. Here, me and my colleagues offer a hearty welcoming to all those who wish to escape the city life and have a chance to live locally. We are always at your disposal, in order to provide personalised and professional services to all our guests!

The combination of our passion for our work, our devotion, our wish and will to offer you a great holiday experience and our local expertise background, guarantee that your trip will be as dreamed and planned, leaving you with nothing but memorable moments and pleasant feelings!

Your hosts and me personally, will take care of all the details of your holiday 7 days per week responsible for your day to day needs – from special dietary requirements to making recommendations and reservations!

Prior to your arrival, I will get in touch with you to arrange all details regarding your stay! Your flight details and telephone number would be very much appreciated, in case I need to contact you! Also, please let me know if you have any special requests!

At your arrival day, your hosts will be waiting for you, in order to welcome you and give you all the relevant information about the villa and the area! It goes without saying that I will be on the other end of the line if you need any further information or assistance during your stay!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional information or if there is anything else you may want to ask!

Welcome to Crete!

Valia Kokkinou purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Rethymnon area

Laura's sea view apartment is a great choice for couples and four membered families, with amazing sea views from the balcony! Panormos is a lively place, providing all modern amenities to its guests!

What makes this apartment unique

A great apartment with two bedrooms, shared pool and wonderful sea view, in Panormo, near Rethymno! 5 minutes walking to a wonderful sandy beach, shops and restaurants! Ideal for families!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Panormos in Crete

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a shower and towels, shampoo and foam bath are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The double room has a dressing table with a mirror and a stool, wall mounted bedside tables and shelves.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Baby sitter, Private Chef, Pastry Cook, Massage, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Yoga private lessons, Boat Trips, Car rental, Babysitting, Airport transfer, Tour guide, Activities and excursions and anything else that you might think!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Wonderful sea view apartment in Rethymno! 5min walking to beaches & restaurants!
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Very clean, spacious and well equiped apartment. Good shared pool. Quiet and attractive complex.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Four in our party, 2 adults and 2 kids (7 and 10 yrs). The apartment was clean and well equiped with great sea views, particularly impressive at sunset. The lounge/diner has adequate seating including a sofa. It feels like home. TV is a bonus for the odd evening in but lacks English channels other than BBC News 24 and other International news channels. However the free Wifi is reasonably fast and reliable and Netflix streams fine from a UK account.

Apartment is on second level of a two level building, better for the sea view, but not good if you have anyone with mobility restrictions.

Shared pool is adequately sized and is clean and generally quiet / relaxing, with enough loungers.

It's about 10 - 15 mins on foot to the village centre, good restaurants, bars, cash point and beaches. A quite village retaining a traditional theme. We managed to walk to this with the kids without problems, but on one occasion after a slap-up meal the restaurant called us a taxi (5 Euro).

There is some development work going on at the side of the track which leads to the complex. Not close enough to be a disturbance, but it does mean the access track is a mess so drive slowly and pick the best path to avoid losing your exhaust (and CDW excess).There was always space to park on the road at the side of the complex, with less than 30m walk to the door of the apartment.

Beaches in the village are quite small, but clean and quite well protected if the sea is rough. There are better beaches within 15 mins drive.

You could manage without a car, if you got a taxi to/from airport, but with a car you can access more beaches etc. You can also shop at out-of-town supermarkets which are cheaper.

A great holiday. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, thank you for your feedback and for recommending our apartment to other travellers! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete. Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Lovely quiet apartment

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

I stayed in the apartment for a week in April/May with my 60yr+ mother and two children aged 3 yrs and 10 months. Any suggestions I have revolve around travelling with young children, guests with kids 6yrs+ will be fine!

The apartment was lovely and clean. Any questions or quibbles were picked up immediately by the agent and dealt with straight away. A brand new cot and high chair were provided at no extra cost. The kitchen was well equipped but could do with a larger chopping board and a better cooking knife for those cooking a lot (we knew we'd be cooking each night so took our own knife). The apartment complex was lovely and quiet, it was a pleasure to have a sea view. The two terraces we didn't use much but I'm sure guests without such small children probably would. The pool was pretty chilly and as it was out of season I'm not sure it was cleaned daily. There was a cute play area for children on the complex but some residents informed me it's technically owned by other residents not the whole complex, anyway we used it and nobody said anything! As a whole complex it was very clean and well looked after. There are a lot of DVDs and books (mostly Italian) in the apartment which were all at the danger height for little kids so we moved it all out the way as soon as we got there! The welcome pack was useful although our kind taxi driver went via the supermarket so we had provisions on arrival.

The walk to the shops in town was more like 800m I'd estimate - I jogged up there each day and walked back with our shopping as we didn't hire a car. The walk was too far for my 3yr old in the 23 degree heat. We ended up using the nearest hotel (500m away) for their excellent pool, beach & restaurant facilities for 4 of as the town was very quiet (it was also Greek Orthodox Easter while we were there) and the walk was too much for my eldest as previously stated. They charged us €45 p/adult p/day all-inclusive. There are lovely restaurants and bars in Panormo, and the small town beach is v good but there's no shade for the children there. I think a month later things would've been more lively.

If I was to visit again I'd take a double buggy as the unshaded walks are a lot for little legs, or even consider hiring a small car for the run to the shops or visits into town.

Overall it's a great place to stay, the local people and other expat residents were all wonderful and welcoming. Enjoyed the shoe shops in Panormo and the food everywhere was delicious!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amity, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our apartment and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Heraklion airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
NR Heraklion/Rethymno/Chania
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Panormos sandy Beach
Car: not necessary

Panormo is a friendly, seaside village on the north coast of Crete. It has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and is an ideal holiday base for people wanting to stay in Crete. Panormo is located about 20 Kms east of Rethymno. It is a quiet touristic resort, which has developed strongly in recent years, without nevertheless losing its traditional form, which is based on the wild beauty of the Cretan landscape, the picturesque villages and narrow streets to explore, beautiful beaches in the village and easy access. It’s the perfect place for those who want to escape a little and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Cretan life.

The village has all the facilities and amenities one would need : well-stocked mini-markets, post office, pharmacy, a doctor’s office, a butcher's shop, bakery (hot, fresh bread every morning from 9am!), various gift shops and traditional seaside shops at very reasonable prices. There is a good selection of cafes and excellent traditional tavernas, overlooking the harbour, which offer a warm welcome and a beautiful setting to enjoy some traditional Cretan food as well as international dishes.

Panormo lies above the harbour and overlooks the beautiful little coves with lovely sandy beaches. In Panormo there are essentially two large beaches, with calm waters, since, as its name suggests, is a natural harbour. Limanaki beach lies in front of the village and is the port of Panormo. It is sandy and has clear waters. It is ideal for children, as it is shallow and protected on the east by a pier, where boats tie up. It is organised with umbrellas, sun beds and showers. The west beach, Lake, located just 200m from the village, is also a sandy beach with crystal waters.

From Panormo port frequent boat trips to the nearest coasts are organised and there is a variety of other activities one can do : sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and water sports. Panormama Seafront Homes II complex it is situated very close to Creta Marine five star hotel, where within a 3 minute walk, you could benefit from its five star services such us spa, massage, tennis court, diving courses, scuba diving etc! It is also possible to rent fishing boats by the hour or day. Panormo offers a perfect holiday and safe environment for you and your children.

As far as sight seeing is concerned, the existence of an ancient city is confirmed in Panormo, based on the finding of the basilica church of Hagia Sophia, 500m southwest of the village. The 6th century B.C. basilica is regarded as one of the largest Paleochristian churches in Greece and the largest in Crete.

Also, traces of a fortress can be seen by the port.

The village hosts a folklore celebration on the 24th of June.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Panormos, Rethymnon area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Dec 2016 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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