Panormo, a small traditional village with a rich history, has remained delightfully laid – back and unspoiled. It lies on the central north coast of Crete that allows its visitors to explore many parts and sights of the island.
At the close of the last century, Panormo’s harbor was well known as it served as a port of export towards western Europe for local agricultural produce. Today, this lively but not totally untouched by tourism village, hasn’t lost its character nor its quiet.
Villa Kynthia, an 1890’s residence, was built for a merchant of aromatic kitra (grapefruit-sized lemons) which were exported along with carobs and olive oil from its sheltered port. It was restored to its original style and structure with great care in accordance with Cretan traditional architectural standards