Crete! The Mediterranean destination that has it all! A land of myths and music, poets and painters that has nurtured human creativity and inspiration for over 4,000 years. Like no other Greek island, Crete welcomes and excites visitors with its wealth of myths, legends, and history, a blessed and dramatic landscape, some of the Mediterranean’s best beaches, and an abundance of choices and experiences. Moreover, Crete's perfect location is ideal for exploring the rest of the Mediterranean! It is just a 2.5 hour high-speed Ferry to the gorgeous island of Santorini or a quick and inexpensive Flight to Italy.
Crete is accessible by airplane by two (2) international airports:
• Nikos Kazantzakis Heraklion Airport (HER) and
• Ioannis Daskalogiannis Chania Airport (CHQ)
When you arrive at Heraklion or Chania Airport there are always local taxis available to take you to Panormo Village/Athena's Hideaway at Panorama Seafront Homes II. If you would like to reserve a taxi pick-up or need reliable taxi service whilst in Panormo, we highly recommend:
Niko's Taxi Service at Phone: 003-069-462-81620
Car rentals can also be arranged. Click on AutoEurope.eu for EU renters or AutoEurope.com for US renters. Traditionally AutoEurope has had very good rates and they will meet or beat competitor's prices! For a real treat, you can choose to arrive to the island by Ferry! Alternatively, regular Bus Service is available to and from the airports and all over the island with a bus stop conveniently located at the front of Panormo village.
• From Athena's Hideaway, Panormo Village centre is 10 minutes by foot, approx 1000 meters
• Airports: Heraklion 45 minutes or Chania 56 minutes by car/taxi to Athena’s Hideaway
• Taxi from Panormo to Rethymno - 20 minutes: 22 km