House in Rethimon Panormo, Crete / Greek Islands, Greece - Great Pools And About 1000 Yards To Beaches And Restaurants
Frederik de Zeeuw Amstelveen Holland
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About Frederik de Zeeuw Amstelveen Holland
Hi, I am Frederik de Zeeuw, I live in the Netherlands, Amstelveen with my wife and three sons. I had a dream of retiring in my own house in Greece so I had a house build on Crete. For now I am one of the owners of a successful consultancy company, Premium Business Consultants. We have been visiting Greece since our early twenties and I still feel very much at home in Greece. The kindness of the people and their relaxed attitude still feels great. I visit Crete as often as possible. You can find my business profile on Linkedin.
Frederik de Zeeuw Amstelveen Holland purchased this House in 2011
Why Frederik de Zeeuw Amstelveen Holland chose Panormos
When we first came to Panormo about 30 years ago we had a great holiday. It is a small coastal town with a harbor and three lovely beaches. Simple but good taverna’s and nice people. Over the years every time we came to Crete we went to Panormo for a day or so. In 2010 we saw this nice new development from Interland “Sea front homes II”. A Mediterranean type of park on Crete. Very unlike other developments. We immediately were attracted to its nice atmosphere and bought one of the properties.
What makes this House unique
Staying in this great place you can just relax, have your children play in a reasonably safe environment. You can eat in an excellent restaurant, Porto Paresi, overlooking the harbor and one of the beaches. You can walk to town and the beaches. When you arrive you can just unpack. The house is clean, the beds are made and the pool is waiting. You can even have the fridge filled with foods and drinks for your convenience. Just send us an e-mail.
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Another great holiday
Stayed in the same complex last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, so decided to revisit in April 2019. We were not able to get the same apartment but were really glad to get number 5. The layout facilities and cleanliness were of a high standard. Everything went fantastically well with absolutely no complaints.
A lovely place to spend a summer holiday
The owner provided plenty of info before we arrived, and attended to a few issues that arose during the stay. The villa was perfectly positioned next to the pool, with a large terrace to enjoy meals and a bit of sunbathing. It was perfect for us and our 3 year old. The walk into Panormo was good exercise and the center itself has character and nice tavernas. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Villa Aphrodite.
We had stayed before and were delighted to return. great location.
Beautiful apartment on a great complex, everything you need is included. A spotlessly clean, well maintained property within meters of a lovely pool. Located on on a hilltop just 5 mins walk to Panormo village. WE have stayed in this apartment before and will definetly be staying again.
Thank you very much for this lovely review. We would realy like to see you again! Frederik
The apartment is very pleasant and we enjoyed having the pool and the sea close by.
A comfortable apartment in a good location. The village is very pretty with lots of restaurants that are also used by locals with good food at reasonable prices.
Thank you for this nice review and we hope to welcome you again!
Small But Perfect Accommodation
Lovely little one bed villa on a new and very clean complex set about a 10 minute walk from the village of Panormos. Generally very quite, at the time we went always plenty of sunbeds too. Car parking easy. There was a life guard at the pool most days, but the pool although very inviting is freezing!!! If your looking for a laid back holiday or base to explore Crete then this is perfect. We will definitely be booking again.
Thank you very much for this nice review, you are more than welcome to come again! Frederik
Fair standard of accommodation but recommend a car as local beaches not up to much
Villa was reasonably well equipped although it lacked a mirror. There was only one small bathroom mirror but
No full length mirror or indeed any other sized mirror. Kitchen well equipped but poorly lit so difficult to cook in evening. These are only minor points. A bidet would have been good but bathroom too small to fit one. Mattresses a bit past their best i.e. Quite worn and not very supportive. Generally location ok, village walkable with a few tavernas and bars. Local panormos beaches fairly dirty and water not the cleanest. If you have a car you can reach really nice places within 45 minutes to the west or 1 hour to the south. If you don't mind travelling then there is a lot to do in the area. Would not recommend without a car. Pool in complex really nice.
Thank you for your review. I hope you had a nice holiday. Honestly we alway's get great reviews. About the mirror, that is good point, I will install one in the winter. You must have mist the light under the kitchen cupboards because there is more then enough light. The mattresses are about three year old and not used much. I will have a look at them. In the village are at least four bars and more than a dozen restaurants so there is a lot of choice.
A car is definitely recommended. The local beaches are nice but small, in general the water is very clear and clean. There are a lot of beautiful beaches on Crete. On al sides of the island.
Special interest holidays:
In the area you will find two diving schools with daily excursions to many different sites. Around Panarmo there are a number of planned hikes. There are also hikes through gorges like the Samaria and Imbros Gorge. There is also the possibility to play golf and there are several waterslide parks. Crete is also known for its nice beaches and ancient fortresses. Near Heraklion you can find the Knossos, the palace of king Minos
Next to the park you will find a small cliff with a staircase to the sea. The three sandy beaches of Panormo are located on walking distance from the house, about 1000 yards.
The nearest airport in Heraklion (50 minutes drive) an alternative airport in found in Chania (1 hour and 15 minutes) On both airports you can rent a car which is recommended. There are comfortable busses from the port in Heraklion. The bus stop is about 1,5 mile from the house.
The centre of Panormo, with bars, restaurants and shops, is about 1000 Yards away. Rethimon is about 20 minutes by car or bus.
You will be welcomed by our English key holder. She lives in the village and can be contacted if problems arise.