The marvellous villa was in superb condition, with everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. It was only a few minutes walk to the centre of the quaint village of Panormos, with its shops, tavernas, harbour and beaches.
We sampled most of TripAdvisor's top-ten restaurants and had some great meals at a very reasonable cost.
There were plenty of beaches and other attractions within a short drive of the village. Our party sampled the beach at Bali, Klados winery, Melidoni cave, Rethymnon old town and fortress, Margarithe, and Lake Kournas.
The people were without exception warm and friendly. Special mention must be made of Manos and his wife, Diana. Not only did they welcome us with essential items of food and drink, but also a number of unexpected treats. They even provided our lunch on the day of the mid-week cleaning and linen change.
All in all, "A Wonderful Holiday in a Marvellous Villa".
The villa was wonderful - equipped with everything we needed for a fantastic family holiday. Manos and his wife couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. They left a kitchen full of goodies to help us settle in and even provided lunch on the day they cleaned the rooms and changed the linen.
The village of Panormos is a quaint fishing village with many great tavernas and bars. We sampled most of the TripAdvisor top ten restaurants and had excellent, good value meals in them all. There are also several supermarkets and a bakery.
The people are very friendly and helpful and the weather was pleasantly warm and sunny. As a cat-loving family, we adored the gangs of cats that wandered the streets.
There are many interesting places to visit (and swim) within a short drive from the villa.
All in all, a "fantastic holiday in a beautiful villa!".
Panormos was a great surprise to us. We have had 6 holidays in Crete and this village outshone all the others. Lovely little beaches and the harbour was charming. Everyone we met were very friendly. Manos and Diana were exceptional hosts. On arrival milk, tea , coffee ,wine and fruit plus other items were there for our use. Manos kept the pool very clean. Towels and bedding were changed regularly. Diana cooked us a couple of meals which were unexpected and delicious. There were 3 couples in our group and we all had our own space if required. This was our first time in a villa. We will certainly do this again. Villa Ilianthos is a great place to stay as you can walk to the beach and lots of tavernas to choose from.
When we arrived in 2016 the Villa was new nevertheless the standard impressed us very much. The village is lovely there is everything you need close by even a couple of small beaches. There are supermarkets and plenty of choice of restaurants and the food good.
Inside The Villa is lovely good seating space and the kitchen is very good, with lovely bedrooms etc, in fact the standard was so good we are going back in June 2017 and do not expect anything less this time.
Realy nice Villa, well equiped !
Beautyfull little village, all you need can be found.
Very friendly owner.