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Panokosmos Holidays

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Panokosmos - "on top of the world" in Greek - is an exclusive, luxurious, one of a kind bed & breakfast in Crete. Its unique location, with spectacular panoramic views of mountains, gorges and the sea offers an "away from it all" experience. You'll feel among friends as we look after you. Refresh yourself with a swim in the huge private pool, laze out on loungers amongst the mountains or wander in the lush Mediterranean gardens. There are wonderful walks to experience peace and tranquillity in the bracing mountain air. We have a rooftop apartment with a kitchenette and two rooms, or a spacious bedroom suite with luxurious ensuite bathroom all equipped to the highest bed & breakfast standards. We are an unconventional couple in our 50-60s, who want to share our good fortune in finding this wonderful place. Why don't you come and experience the magic of our bed & breakfast for yourself? Because it is, after all, just such a special place.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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B&B doesn't quite do justice to this lovely spot. Stunning views and a great pool set in a delightful garden surrounding a stunning modernised villa. We stayed in the rooftop apartment: spacious, v clean, and well-equipped. Own terrace and ideal for self catering on those
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Response from JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays
Responded Dec 10, 2018
What more can we say - you've done us proud! We do try to be more than a bed and breakfast - we make our breakfasts special, a surprise and different every day (even for the 13 days you stayed!). We've developed the food and drink we offer based on what has fitted our guests needs - hence our mezzes and bottle of wine; cocktails by the pool; fine dining under the stars in our Mediterranean gardens - all of which we are glad you enjoyed! And we spend most of our off season researching walks in our neighbourhood, places to discover, things to do. Do come again, we'd love to see you back here.
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We went to Panokosmos for our honeymoon and Yasmin's and John's home away from home for us has been absolutely magical. If we could have dreamt up paradise, an oasis to go to, we would probably have failed compared to what Panokosmos has given us – “Heaven on Crete” - surrounded
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Response from JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays
Responded Dec 10, 2018
We're bowled over by your wonderful review - thank you so much! We're very happy that you found Panokosmos to be the perfect place for your honeymoon and that we were able to contribute to making this a very special stay for you. It warms our hearts to know that you will always remember us and your time at Panokosmos. Maybe this place, with its blend of romance, serenity and intimacy, is particularly suited to that special time for newly weds to share in each other's company? We certainly seem to be popular with honeymooners and have hosted several over the years.
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We spent three days at Panokosmos which is not far from the great archeological site Aptera and city Chania. Situated on a hill there are magnificent views from the rooftop apartment and the rest of the property. The owners are incredibly friendly and service minded. Every
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Response from JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays
Responded Dec 10, 2018
It was great to see you, as a famous painter, choosing to paint views from our rooftop apartment. We hope they're on display in one of your exhibitions! Though we are up in the mountains, away from it all, its good that you point out how convenient and close we are to the high spots of West Crete. You were able to get a balance of sight seeing and relaxation at the pool which suited both you and your family. Good to see our choice of wines appreciated - every year we spend two days at the wine fair in Chania, selecting our wines for the season - 13 wines from 7 different producers in 2018.
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I have had the opportunity to travel much of the world, and have yet to discover a more perfect location to relax and rejuvenate, hosted by some of the most wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet in my journeys. John and Yasmin are truly amazing hosts. They make you
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Response from JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays
Responded Aug 8, 2018
We feel its a great compliment that you should rate us so highly, given your wide ranging travel experience, we feel honoured! We'd always planned to share the joys of this place, right from the first time we saw it, and its great that our enthusiasm to meet and get to know our guests has helped to make it so enjoyable for you. There's so much to do within easy reach of Panokosmos, we're so glad you made so much of it in the short time you were with us. And that you enjoyed our meals and wines too - as passionate foodies we love to do this. Come back soon, and stay for a full week!
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John and Yasmin as always surpass all expectations. The perfect combination of privacy and five star service. The meals are superb. They use local cuisine and perfect it. The company is even better. John and Yasmin each bring a unique and special personality which results in an
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Response from JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays
Responded Aug 8, 2018
It was great to have you back again and for us too it feels like seeing an old friend. And lovely to meet your folk too. Although we appear to be away from it all, you are right that our location is convenient for a whole range of things to do in the west of the island. Walking, sightseeing, drives, chilling out on beaches, exploring Chania and local towns, visiting ancient ruins and historic churches are all activities within easy reach. Then coming back to the peace and tranquility of Panokosmos to relax with mezze and wine or dinner, as you did, without having to worry about driving back afterwards! We look forward to having you back again!
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Sitting Room with chaise longue
View from the bed (doors can be left open all night)
View towards to White Mountains
view towards the coast from our room
Hi there. We are "away from it all" so facilities are limited within walking distance. That said there are the most amazing walks right out of the door! If you are planning of visiting without a car we can organise a package to provide transport by ourselves, sometimes without cost, or by local taxi. If you are worried about eating and drinking, have no fears, our cuisine is legendary - just check our reviews!
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"Go for the rooftop apartment if you can. It's excellent."
"The garden apartment is stunning - amazing views of mountains and sea in the day and a sky full of stars at night."
"Take the roof if you can, best views!!!"
"If you want to cook in the evenings, rent the rooftop apartment. Otherwise the luxury room is just right!"
"All the rooms are great but we feel that the self-contained apartment on the top floor is the one to go for."
$202 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureApokoronasChiliomoudou
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