There are two organised beaches and several smaller ones in the area of Panormo.
Limanaki beach is located at the port of Panormo. It is sandy and clean, suitable for children as it is protected from the winds. It is an organised beach with sun umbrellas, shower and water sport facilities. East from this beach, there is a smaller isolated beach covered with pebbles.
The western beach is called Limni. It is also sandy, organised and protected from the winds from its west side.
Geropotamos beach is located about 3km from Panormo, towards Rethymno city. It is named after Geropotamos river that flows into the sea at this sandy and pebbled beach. The temperature of the water is quite cool because of the river flowing. There are few sun umbrellas and a canteen.
The river provides habitat for wildlife. The coastline west from Geropotamos until Skaleta is rich in caves, which give shelter to Mediterranean monk seals and wild birds.
To reach Geropotamos, you will have to take the small road by the bridge of the national road.
The beach Toy Maliou to riaki or Spilies is located 4km west from Panormo. It is a small bay covered with pebbles and protected by rocks that form big caves. The water is deep and crystal clear. Unfortunately, a big part of the caves fell apart in the winter 2011-2012. The beach is organised, with few umbrellas and sun beds, a shower, and a small canteen with snacks, souvlakia and drinks. The beach is accessible from the national road Heraklion-Rethymno.
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