Bonjour, nous sommes arrivés, l'appartement est absolument magnifique, tout est super, nous sommes tous ravis! Merci pour le cadeau de bienvenue, nous apprécions le vin et les bonbons. Bonne journée, Sylvia

Hello, we have arrived, the apartment is absolutely beautiful, everything is great, we are all delighted! Thank you for the welcome present, we are enjoying the wine and sweets. Good day, Sylvia


We are a family of 5, and we had a great holiday in Panormo for 11 nights this summer.
The apartment was very nice, fully equipped with everything we needed.
Lots of closet space and very comfortable beds.
Air-condition works great and the sunblock curtains were we grateful for. The apartment is nice and clean and Flora and Dean (managers) were very helpful.
This was our first trip to Crete and we would love to come back to Athena's Hideaway!


Just perfect! We knew Panormos village and used to stay in an apartment upstairs but it was busy this time and a Greek friend of ours told us about this apartment. It is just perfect: very modern, decorated with taste, nice welcome gift! Our contact Dean was very nice and helpful. We can really recommend this place!

Fina and family, 

This was an absolutely beautiful stay! Upon arrival the apartment was just as pictured online. The owner put thoughtful detail into making your stay as comfortable as possible. The place was kept very clean and cozy, I felt right at home! It included all the amenities you would need and more. Plenty of shelving/closet space to store your things. If you feel like taking a rest for the day there is a gorgeous pool area with chairs to lounge at. There was also a book with an index including amenities in the home, maps, directions to popular attractions. The book made my trip a lot easier and was very appreciated. The apartment is within walking distance from the cute town of Panormo where there are amazing restaurants, shops and local beaches. The location is also central to the airport, great attractions that are just a drive away or you can make easy arrangements to take a bus daily. I had a lovely time here, I will definitely book again and recommend to friends and family.


I stayed here for 2 weeks with my two best friends and it was perfect for us! There was plenty of space, comfortable beds, great kitchen for daily use, and a sweet view of the pool. When we arrived we were surprised to find a welcome gift with a few goodies and two large bottles of water to hold us over until the next day when stores were open. I felt the owner anticipated most, if not all, of my lodging needs which was so convenient. We also LOVED the village this apartment is located in. We made good friends with the local restaurant and shop owners as well as with people our own age (20s). Awesome apartment with friendly locals, beautiful views, and incredible food!!!

C. Schumann, 

I went to Crete with my two best friends and could not have had a better place to stay! The apartment is absolutely perfect. Everything is so modern and beautifully decorated. There was nothing like coming back from a full day of adventures to such a welcoming home. Anything you could possibly need, they have; a big tv with a great DVD selection, black out curtains, all kitchen appliances, shampoo/conditioner/soap dispensers, and comfortable beds. If you want a home away from home while in Crete, this is the place to stay. On top of it all, the location is fantastic. It’s walking distance to everything in the town and a good distance between the two big cities. It doesn’t get better than Athena’s Hideaway.

Tiffany M., 

We had a wonderful visit to this beautiful property! Our family of five was there on holiday. We loved coming back at the end of a day exploring to this impeccably decorated apartment. It is not only beautiful, it is incredibly comfortable, modern and inviting. Every detail has been thoughtfully carried out throughout the house; the beds were very comfortable with luggage protectors laid on the beds to protect the beautiful bedding, bathroom had all the amenities (soap, shampoo, body wash and 2 hairdryers!) not to mention numbered hooks on the back of the bathroom door so you know who's towel is who's, and the kitchen was fully stocked (elec. kettle, toaster, coffeemaker, measuring cups, small variety of spices, and most important - wine & bottle openers!). The location is amazing; a short walk to the village, restaurants and tavernas, two minutes walking distance to a secluded smooth rock beach. The host was helpful with local suggestions and available if needed. We can not say enough good things about this home!!! We look forward to our next visit!

E Matthews, 

I stayed at this adorable, conveniently located apartment in June 2017 for a week. Panormo is the cutest town, with shops and restaurants that are exactly what you'd expect from picturesque Greece. It's easy to get around - the beach and shops are walking distance, and theres a running trail with SPECTACULAR ocean views. If you want to head into the larger towns/cities, it is just a short drive or buses can pick you up from the main road, so there's no shortage of things to see and do!

The apartment itself looks exactly like the photos and was beautifully and tastefully decorated with a nice modern flare. It has all the amenities you need including pots and pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, AC, and even floor and ceiling fans which were really nice for staying extra cool and comfy during the Crete summer. We had breakfast every morning on the shaded terrace overlooking that gorgeous pool (the pictures can’t do it justice). The pool, which was amazing during the day, is even more wonderful for a quiet night swim! Although we had a car, there were several days we didn't even use it, because the apartment is located within walking distance of everything you could ever want, including supermarkets, beaches and restaurants. A car is nice for exploring the rest of the island if you don't want to use the bus.

I would definitely recommend this property and I am looking forward to my return to Athena's Hideaway!

Kristen R., 

What an amazing Greek home, it was super clean and everything we could need was provided, right down to the salad bowl and tossers to a wine/bottle-opener (a must!) and serving pitcher for drinks! We really enjoyed our dinners in the garden under the the covered terrace, as well as, many glasses of wine at sunset, sitting on the rocks at the front of the property overlooking the sea. The apartment is roomy, bright, well organized with hooks to hang your things everywhere, and was such great value for money. Perfectly located next to a cozy town where the restaurant or bar owner may sit down with you to take your order (O'Makns Taverna) or to have drink. After extensive travels throughout Greece, this is one of the few places that still feels authentically Greek but has a diverse set of activities from untouched beaches to fortresses, shopping, and ancient ruins. There are several tourist agencies 2 min away from the apartment on your walk into the village, so we arranged for day trips to Chania, Balos Beach and Heraklion. We would like to do a day trip to Santorini and Elafonissi Beach next time! We only stayed at the apartment a week but I wish that I stayed the whole month!

Thank you for the wonderful stay!

Claudia ,