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Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We spent 10 very restful and enjoyable days at Panokosmos in early September 2016. We felt thoroughly spoilt in this lovely place; as other reviewers have observed it provides wonderful views, fantastic food and the top-floor apartment we used was really comfortable and comprehensively and thoughtfully equipped. Again like others, we appreciated the abundance of helpful information available, especially the...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Looking for a special place to get away from it all in Crete? So were we! But it's not easy to find a premium boutique hotel experience on this beautiful island. Being spoiled by travelling around the world, we always try to find that one special place: small, personal, with a local connection and yet with a luxury feeling. Our...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Ever since we found this remote hideaway location high in the foothills of the White Mountains of Crete (but still only 30 min from Chania town), and spent two years of our lives and most of our savings in creating Panokosmos, we have wanted to share it with like minded people. We wanted to offer the panoramic views, the mountain...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Panokosmos for 4 days. It was the most beautiful and peaceful place - the only sound to be heard was the sheep and goats bells! We stayed in the upstairs suite. It was clean, immaculately kept and very well thought out - even with 3D TV, DVDs and glasses! The bathroom was luxurious with...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Great that you had such a good stay with us! We are always working to extend what we offer – glad that you like the home made jams which Yasmin has become expert in making – we now offer quite a wide range at breakfast, some made with our own fruit. These complement the fresh bread and rolls which John...

Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I stayed at Panokosmos for three nights with my mother at the end of May/early June 2015. Owners and hosts John and Yasmin were very welcoming and took very good care of us. John was exceptionally attentive and diligent with e-mailing, everything was covered, he organised car hire for me (from Chania, dropping off 10days later in Heraklion) and -...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Its great to hear guests that are so appreciative of the attention that we give to them, and the extras and special touches –like the scenic route directions; the birthday cake & the bubbly; booking seats and driving you to a special musical event at a local winery; organising massage, as you describe. And to understand that this sort of...

market harborough
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We booked Panokosmos as a special birthday treat, we wanted somewhere special, away from the crowds, where we could relax and be well looked after.... having just spent 10 nights in the rooftop apartment we must say our expectations were exceeded. Panokosmos is indeed a special place and John and Yasmin, the owners, go to great lengths to make it...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Great to have guests who made so much of what Panokosmos has to offer – taking time to enjoy relaxed eating; the varied places around the garden with their different views in which we offer our meals; swimming with the swallows!; appreciating the special attention we give to all we prepare for our guests; and our attention to detail. You...

Reviewed 6 July 2015

Just returned from a wonderful holiday at Panokosmos, enjoying the amazing views, fantastic food, and great hospitality courtesy of John and Yasmin! This really is a special place - a stunning setting. Although you do need a car (hire is pretty cheap), it also means you're away from the hustle and bustle in a romantic setting. Although the owners/hosts live...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

So much enjoyed having you here – you appreciated the location, high up in the foothills of the mountains, romantic, with peace and tranquility. And its so rewarding to cook and serve our individual menu dinners for guests who are so interested, discerning and love food and drink. You are right about car hire – you do need it to...

Cedarville, Ohio
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Stayed my second time at Panokosmos and it only gets better. Room was spotless. You can't beat the views. White mountains behind you. Med ocean to the front. Gorges all around you. Fast internet. Great conversations. Only 15 min into town at the bottom of the hill. John and Yasmin are the most interesting and hospitable couple I have ever...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Great to have you back – you’re becoming one of our regulars, and we look forward to it each time you come! Its good that you could use our camping kit, including the little stove & kettle! Keep wearing our personalised Tshirt!

Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2015

My wife and I stayed at Panokosmos in May 2015 for a week, we realise now we should have stayed longer but that would have made leaving even harder. The scenery,location and accommodation exceeded expectations, the drive up was a little unnerving at first but quite exhilarating. John and Yasmin are great hosts, nothing was too much trouble and the...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Great to have you at Panokosmos, and we enjoyed looking after you, especially given how much you appreciated the food we prepare! Peace and tranquility, rest and relaxation in a spectacular setting – we are on the top of one of the foothills - is what Panokosmos offers, and like you, we think the drive up is part of the...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Panokosmos, the home that John and Yasmin have built high up in the foothills of the White Mountains, is the perfect place to chill out. I spent 5 days there and wished I'd booked for longer. The combination of high quality accommodation, amazing breakfasts, and stunning vistas in every direction make Panokosmos a very special place. I stayed in the...

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JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Sunrise is so special - great that you made to watch it from your bed! We are glad that you were able to chill out and find some real peace and relaxation. Next time you must come for a full week - you need that sort of time to really relax and unwind.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Excellent place away from it all, lovely hosts, fabulous hospitality. Not your conventional B&B but something special, with extraordinary views, high quality accommodation, peace and quiet. Car essential.

Thank Paul S
JohnandYasmin, Owner at Panokosmos Holidays, responded to this review

Lovely to have you - the weather in September is usually so good - warm but not too hot - great for walking; its much less crowded; but the tavernas and shops are still open. Great time to come - love to have you back.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Panokosmos - "on top of the world" in Greek - is an exclusive, luxurious, one of a kind bed & breakfast in Crete. Its unique location, with spectacular panoramic views of mountains, gorges and the sea offers an "away from it all" experience. You'll feel among friends as we look after you. For breakfast we'll create tasty offerings with home-made rolls, local orange blossom honey, sheeps milk yoghurt & handcrafted fresh ground coffee! We know the most interesting out of the way tavernas & restaurants. Refresh yourself with a swim in the huge private pool, laze out on loungers amongst the mountains or wander in the lush Mediterranean gardens. There are wonderful walks to experience peace and tranquillity in the bracing mountain air. We can take and collect you, and offer you a splendid packed lunch. We have a rooftop apartment with a kitchenette and two rooms, or a spacious bedroom suite with luxurious ensuite bathroom all equipped to the highest bed & breakfast standards. We are an unconventional couple in our 50-60s, who want to share our good fortune in finding this wonderful place. Why don't you come and experience the magic of our bed & breakfast for yourself? Because it is, after all, just such a special place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Panokosmos Holidays

Address: Xiliomoudou | Chania, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Kalyves
Price Range: $206 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the rooms are great but we feel that the self-contained apartment on the top floor is the one to go for.”
simonjs2016, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The main bedroom suites is an absolute delight, including the (very) luxury bathroom!”
ElwinGiel, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooftop Apt is 2 separate (well equipped) dbl bedrooms w/ensuite; kitchen in between. Rooms can be rented separately. Huge terrace outside.”
Aimee_Mullins, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooftop has best all round views”
  • View from the bed (doors can be left open all night)
  • Rooftop main terrace
pd50, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are awesome. You can't go wrong with this place.”
paulpS530BO, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
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