AutoRentals Crete in Pamormos
Panormos is 60km away from Heraklion airport, 90km from Chania airport and 22km from Rethymnon.
Rent a car in Panormos and we will meet you at the lobby of your hotel
It is an almost natural harbor where you can find a sandy beach ideal for families with children right next to it, as well as famous tavernas and cafes overlooking the area.
There is actually another sandy beach located 200m west from the village called Limni and a couple of other smaller ones which will not leave you disappointed.
While in Panormo you can visit the imposing basilica of St. Sophia built around the 6th AD century which is considered as one of the greatest Christian churches in Greece and the largest in West Crete and also see some remnants of the Venetian Castle.
Panormo was the main port for transportation of the large quantities of olive and carobs produced in the area and you can still visit the old Carobmill, which is renovated and is used as a cultural center.
There are a few luxury hotels, private villas but also apartments, studios, Airbnb and rooms to let to choose from.
The lovers of food will not be disappointed by the traditional food, the local tavernas and restaurants offer.
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Panormos is also a good place to use as a base to explore Rethymnon and Heraklion area but also further east and west.
The way to Rethymnon by visiting Margarites with their potteries, the ancient city of Eleftherna and the historical monastery of Arkadi is another excursion.
The way to Heraklion from Perama to monastery of Vossakos, the Cave of Doxa and the traditional hotel/village of Arolithos.
A venture inland to the famous traditional villages of Mylopotamos driving on the old highway both directions either towards Heraklion or towards Rethymnon.
It is one hour to Knossos Palace and Heraklion city with the many museums, culture and it is ideal for shoppig.
Plakias, monastery of Preveli with its famous beach and all surrounding area is worth visiting, too.