In Panormo there are actually two main beaches and a few smaller ones. As its Greek name implies (means place with natural port), Panormos is a natural harbor with calm water. The harbor (Limanaki) beach serves as the port of the area. It is sandy and the sea has clear water. It is ideal for families with small children, as it is shallow and its cement pier protects it from waves.
The second main beach named Limni is located just 200m west of the village. Similarly to Limanaki beach, it’s sandy, well protected by a rocky pier. Both beaches are within walking distance from the property, well organized with showers, umbrellas, water sports and many options for food around. Even further to the east, there is a small cove with a pebbly beach, ideal for seclusion and snorkelling.
Panormo, owing to his fast development offers all the necessary amenities such as mini-markets, doctor’s office, pharmacy, bakery, traditional gift shops, jewelry shop etc. Car rental companies, taxi service and tourist office organizing daily excursions are also available. Trekking lovers can also explore many footpaths for short or long walks in the beautiful Greek nature.
As a visitor of Ethereal Villa, grab the chance to wander in the picturesque alleys of Panormo and try all the local dishes offered by a wide variety of restaurants. Satisfy your desires and create memories while walking down the sheltered harbor, the beach or the remains of the old castle.
Panormo has regular bus itineraries every 30 minutes connecting all the main cities of the island to the East and West (Rethymno, Heraklion, Chania & Agios Nikolaos). Local taxi and car rental is also available