Residents: about 700
Once a little town and today a little village, Panormo is located on the national highway of Crete and belongs to the Prefecture of Rethymno. It is distanced 22km from Rethymno city and 60km from Heraklion city and airport.
Panormo has a port for small boats open to the east and protected from northern winds. There are also boat fuelling facilities.
The village has got 3 supermarkets, a bakery, a butcher’s and several stores to buy clothing, shoes, beach items, souvenirs, jewellery, as well as organic Cretan products and cosmetics made of olive and Cretan herbs. There is also a physician, a pharmacy and a post office.
Two car rental agencies, taxi services, a travel agency and many accommodation options (hotels, rooms to rent, apartments) operate during summer season – from mid-April to end of October.
In Panormo you will find restaurants with diverse menus, from original Cretan cuisine to a quick souvlaki, offering good quality in reasonable prices.
At the centre of the village stands probably the only large carob bean mill of Crete, which has been characterised as an industrial monument by the Greek Ministry of Culture. Today, the building is used for art exhibitions, cultural events, congresses and sports during the whole year.