Villa Kynthia boutique hotel

The hotel

Villa Kynthia, a charming family hotel of considerable historical value, rests in the picturesque fishing village of Panormo.

Panormo, centrally located on the north coast of Crete, is 25 km from the Venetian town of Rethymno and 55 km from Heraklion and the Minoan palace of Knossos.

Villa Kynthia retains its grand charm as it has been lovingly restored with its wood-paneled ceilings, beamed eves, parquet floors and time period furnishings to complete this intimate five-room guest house.

The interior decoration together with the furnishings and the architectural structure combine to create a time reminiscent of days gone by. At the same time all modern conveniences (central heating, air conditioning, TV, radio, telephone, free wireless internet, safety box, refrigerator and hair dryer) expected in such quality accommodation can be found.

Each room at Villa Kynthia has its own character and style and caters to different family needs. There are 2 suites (Artemis – Odyssey) 1 apartment (Rea) and 2 rooms (Pandora, Nefeli) which all overlook the peaceful courtyard.

Step through the ornate gateway and you find yourself in the enclosed pool courtyard, shaded by a venerable pine tree and flanked by a raised pool. This is the perfect spot to relax and have your breakfast surrounded by colourful and aromatic flowers.

It is scientifically proved that life expectancy rates in Crete, are the highest in Europe.The uniqueness of its products, their high nutritional value, are the reasons why the Cretan diet is ideal for healthy living. It is worth to try the home-made cheese pie with fresh orange juice, the tiganites (Cretan pancakes) with petimezi (grape molasses) or with carob syrup, the omelet with the famous goat local cheeses, the delicious organic tomatoes, as well as the traditional apaki (smoked pork). Here you’ll try cretan dakos (a rusk salad with tomatoes and myzithra or feta cheese), cakes, as well as different types of home-made marmalade and jams. The organic extra virgin olive oil of our olive grove, full of vitamins and polyphenols gives its flavour to all dishes.

The hotel’s high-ceiling lobby bar welcomes its guests for a drink to pass their evening relaxing and listening to music. The lobby opens out to a lively cobbled street where guests can enjoy a meal in one of the many tavernas situated in the area. It is also very convenient delivering your meal to the hotel’s pool courtyard.