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Panokosmos Holidays

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Chiliomoudou, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03 Greece
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Panokosmos - "on top of the world" in Greek - is an exclusive, luxurious, one of a kind holiday apartment in Crete. Its unique location, with spectacular panoramic views of mountains, gorges and the sea offers an "away from it all" experience. The rooftop apartment has a kitchenette and two rooms each with ensuite shower room. It is luxurious, and equipped to the highest standards. 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. You'll feel among friends as we look after you. 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 Panokosmos for yourself? Because it is, after all, just such a special place.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Adults only
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Farsi, German
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Lissy wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Panokosmos! The location is breath-taking (on top of a moutain!) and our hosts (John and Yasmin) made our stay truly unique and memorable. Breakfasts were my favourite part of the day, a banquet of freshly made bread rolls, orange juices, home-made jams, fresh fruits, waffles, omelettes, mueslis, etc and many other treats, all locally sourced and carefully prepared and delivered. Breakfast was presented to us in different parts of the garden each morning, so that we could enjoy the various wonderful mountain views. It was so lovely to have John and Yasmin describe the produce and food being served. We also got a different coffee blend each morning! For two of the nights we had 3 course dinners which were absolutely exceptional...( I'm still dreaming about Yasmins homade orange tiramisu - yum!) Our hosts were so friendly and were there when we needed them, they have extremely good knowledge of the area and were able to give recommendations, maps and directions depending on what we wanted to do. But also they were not intrusive in the slightest and left us alone to relax and enjoy our holiday. Our hosts made the effort to get to know us before and during our stay, and as a result, our experience felt tailored to us. We felt like VIP's! There were lots of lovely personal touches and menus were tailored to our likes/ dislikes and our preferred portion sizes!! They really thought of everything and the care and attention to detail shines throughout every aspect of Panokosmos. There is not one thing I would change and I am already planning to return! Wish I knew about this place for my honeymoon – it would make a lovely honeymoon destination as it is so beautiful, relaxing and private! My husband found it a lovely place to unwind, meditate and relax. Would highly recommend. We had the roof top apartment – great for us as we were a group of 3, also great for star gazing! All rooms very clean and extremely well equipped. My sister had the room with the sofa bed and found it very comfortable! We had loosely planned some things to do in the local area, but actually ended up spending most of our time at Panokosmoms because it was just so wonderful!!(However even though it feels very remote, there is lots do to near by if you fancy it!) Thank you John & Yasmin for a memorable stay and for looking after us so well!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded Oct 18, 2019
Its great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Panokosmos! We loved having you here, and you were great guests to look after – enjoying the surprises and so appreciative of the special nature of the setting. Its such a shame you hadn’t found us when searching for your honeymoon location – Panokosmos makes a special venue for newly weds, as several couples have discovered. We make a special fuss of newly weds! We really do hope you are able to return soon, we will look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for this lovely review.
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ScubaPLondon wrote a review Jul 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom20 contributions1 helpful vote
5 Star service at Panokosmos From my initial enquiry to the debrief on the day we left, Yasmin & John made sure our every need was addressed. To be asked in person at the end of our week for comments and suggestions as to what they could do better and what we thought worked or didn’t, in my experience, is exceptional and again demonstrates how much care and thought they both put in to making sure guests really do come away feeling totally satisfied with their stay. I’m a picky person who can easily notice where corners have been cut or service fails to deliver. In the case of Panokosmos I could not find fault with anything - a 1st for me!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays
Responded Oct 18, 2019
Thank you for this great review. Our feedback session is important to us and over the years has helped us improve and add to our offering to our guests. We are constantly trying to think of new ways to delight them. We acted on your suggestion about our access lane, and got our neighbours to make good the fencing edging it, thank you. We love to get to know our guests before they arrive and its good to see that you recognise the effort we put into communications from enquiry to arrival. From what you want to do, what foods you like and dislike, to who you are, it all helps us make your time here special. Panokosmos is more than just a business for us, sharing this beautiful location with others, creating memorable experiences, meeting and learning from people from all parts of the world. Its great to have such appreciative and perceptive guests as you. We wish you all the best and hope you’ll come back one day!
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brendaMelbourne wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne1 contribution
Panokosmos is truly special. Yasmin and John have created something unique and authentic. Located at the foot of the White Mountains, with fabulous access and views to the mountains and the sea, their respect for Cretan cultures, foods, wines and histories is outstanding. Our apartment was superb with great space, every amenity you could need to make a meal or relax or have a swim in the pool or watch the sun rise over Souda Bay or fall in the dusk over the mountains. We visited local villages, met the shepherds, came to know their flocks a little and to understand more about Byzantine rituals and ways. We enjoyed amazing breakfasts with fresh fruits, coffees from across the globe and nutritious muselis, homemade breads, yoghurts, honey, cheeses and more. Y and J can pack a powerful Negroni for you in the evening but even better, they enabled the stress of the world to fall from our shoulders over this week as they shared this magical place with us.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Responded Jun 12, 2019
We are so happy that you were able to find relaxation and peace of mind at Panokosmos. Its so rewarding for us to see how much you appreciate what we have created and how much you got out of the spaces that are there for our guests to enjoy. Crete is a magical place which we love, and sharing this - its food and wines, its unique history and rich culture, its hospitable and characterful people gives us joy and satisfaction. You were great guests to look after, up for everything, and even survived a week of our cocktails! Thank you for your wonderful review
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Patrick Hughes wrote a review Dec 2018
9 contributions9 helpful votes
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 evenings when you want to stay in. But the surrounding Cretan countryside will tempt you to get out and about. It is simply stunning with a history that will fascinate you. The legendary Cretan hospitality was, we found, just about universal The breakfasts live up to the billing: delicious and sometimes inspired! The hosts John & Yasmin could not have been more welcoming our helpful. As well as serving fine food and wine, they have a huge range of resources, advice and information on Crete. they really provide a concierge style service of very high quality and offer great ideas on design of day trips. They were especially helpful to us in doing the airport transits, and securing a terrific car hire deal. And provided really useful details on local walks etc The home baked bread is superb too; and John has an in-depth knowledge of Cretan wine. To cap it off J&Y are the most charming and interesting of people - and very fine hosts, Highly recommended....we'll be back. Note that it’s possible to stay here without a car - John and Yasmin are happy to arrange taxi tours and the like. But in reality for most people a hire car is essential. The local hire company at Kalyves is excellent and very reasonably priced
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Go for the rooftop apartment if you can. It's excellent.
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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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ZeljkaStone wrote a review Oct 2018
Socorro, New Mexico1 contribution
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 with so much beauty. The views, the apartment, the gardens, the breakfasts and most of all the hosts …SPECTACULAR. We are from US and we have traveled all over the world. In our experience there are many excellent places to stay at. But few exceed all expectations and have that extra X factor that makes you smile forever when you think back on the time you spent there. Yasmin's and John's Panokosmos is one of those. The views of the mountains and gorges and the sea are spectacular. The seaside is only half an hour away, a drive through olive groves, orange orchards, (and many goats & sheep). John & Yasmin's cooking was wonderful, but there are also restaurants on the shore, where you can eat fresh fish and listen to the gentle lap of the waves. Come to Crete; stay at Panokosmos; you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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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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PRICE RANGE
$199 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureApokoronasChiliomoudou
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1
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Frequently Asked Questions about Panokosmos Holidays
Which popular attractions are close to Panokosmos Holidays?
Nearby attractions include Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera (4.1 miles), Callista (4.7 miles), and Late Minoan Tholos Tomb (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Panokosmos Holidays?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Panokosmos Holidays?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Panokosmos Holidays?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Panokosmos Holidays?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Panokosmos Holidays?
Conveniently located restaurants include Parasia Taverna, O Tzaneris & i Arhontissa, and The Cretan Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Panokosmos Holidays?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Panokosmos Holidays have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Panokosmos Holidays offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Panokosmos Holidays?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Farsi.
Are there any historical sites close to Panokosmos Holidays?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Venizelos Graves (8.6 miles), Firkas Fortress (8.8 miles), and Agios Georgios Monastery (5.5 miles).
Does Panokosmos Holidays have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.