Unique & Charming
Villa Kynthia is one of the Crete's most historical charming guesthouses
an 1890s renovated mansion
This 1890s residence was built by a merchant of aromatic citrus (grapefruit – sized lemons), which were exported, along with carobs and olive oil, from the port of Panormo. The building is a remarkable example of neoclassical architecture with local characteristics of the last century. This is why it is included by the Greek Ministry of Culture in the listed historic buildings!
In the enclosed courtyard and garden you can enjoy a very high-quality Cretan Breakfast of a big variety, based on fresh and bio local products.
Rooms & Suites
The interiors feel more like a Venetian palazzo than a Greek island villa. The 3 first – floor rooms are the most lavish, with shiny wooden floors, beamed or panelled ceilings, wrought-iron four-poster beds, faded Persian rugs and beautiful antique dressers or washstands. Kynthia suites Creta…
A buffet breakfast is laid out on the downstairs table, and you can help yourself to cakes, cereals, biscuits, fresh orange juice, yoghurt, honey, cheese, ham and homemade jams, and sit outside in the dappled shade of the pine tree. As if that’s not enough, Korina will sometimes whip up a deliciously crumbly tiropita (cheese pie) or proffer some of her latest glyka tou koutaliou (preserved fruit). It’s a great start to the day and slips quite easily into the middle of the day with a few refills from the coffee machine.
Kids are Welcome
Children of all ages are welcome and will be very well looked after by the extremely accommodating owners and staff. The walled garden and pool make a safe, shady play area (you will, of course, need to supervise your kids poolside) and there are beaches a short walk away.
The village is partly traffic free. With only 5 rooms, the mood will depend largely on whether the other guests are families or couples, so it’s worth asking at the time of enquiry.
Mix & Match
Experience and enjoy Panormo Village and the Island of Crete
Why miss out on something when you can have it all ?
The surprise is in the mix and with the surprise comes enjoyment. Discover our roots, our sea and mountains, the hustle and bustle of picturesque Panormos Village. Enjoy a boutique hotel in the center of the Village not far from the beach and feel just a few steps away from the Cretan mountains. Everything accompanied by the most cosmopolitan spirit.
Travel, discover, share…
Explore our land and feel part of it!
Panormo is next to the sea. Yet in less than 20 minutes away by car you can visit amazing mountains. explore our natural paradise and head back to get a good night’s sleep at our Villa. Will you join us?
For the health of our team and guests
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Villa Kynthia Panormo Crete may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
The splendor of the Past
Korinna and Antonis Miliarakis drove to the decision to become the new owners and to preserve the Villa, after the memorable special time they spent for some years there, as a holiday residence. Therefore in 1991 they restored it.
Step through the ornate gateway and you find yourself in an enchanting two levels courtyard, shaded by a venerable pine tree and scented by bougainvilleas as well as a lot of flowers. Swallows skim the pool and wood pigeons coo. Behind blue shutters, 5 elegant bedrooms reveal polished parquet floors, beamed eaves, oriental rugs and antique iron four-posters, one has a balcony, another a terrace.
The interior design project reinterprets the classics and offers warmth, refinement and practicality to a memorable experience.