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Panokosmos Bed and Breakfast
Kalyves (Chania), Crete

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.

Panokosmos Hotel, Crete

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, sheep's 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 tranquility 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 en-suite 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.

Panokosmos Pool

Panokosmos: the luxury of a first class hotel, the privacy of a private villa, the atmosphere of staying with friends.

Are you looking for a place to relax, to unwind, to recharge your batteries? Away from the tourist traps, off the beaten track, away from it all? But only 35 mins from Chania, and 25 mins from the beach and local towns. Where you are really special, where there are no crowds, there’s no competition for the best positions around the pool, no loud neighbours, no pushy waiters? No noisy children, no intrusive families.

Are you looking for culinary delights, tempting dinners, salads, snacks, home made ice cream? Did you know how good some Cretan wines are, and did you want somewhere where you taste the best? And would you like to experience that in your own private dining place – just for you.

Would you like to have help to plan the best out of your stay, with a balance of things to see and do, and time to relax and chill out? With directions, tips about the best places to eat, things to avoid, what you shouldn’t miss. At Panokosmos, we take all the stress and hassle out of your stay – even suggest itineraries.

A Very Special Experience

At Panokosmos, Yasmin and I have worked for 6 years to bring a very special experience to our guests. We have only two accommodations, one on each floor of our villa which has been custom built to our specifications to make the most of the surroundings. We are located high in the foothills of the White Mountains, with unparalleled views of the whole of the Apokoronas region. Mountains, gorges – they flank two sides of our property, churches – there are four visible from the garden, olive groves, pine forests, orange orchards – a magnificent panorama, down to the Mediterranean sea at Souda and Georgiopoulis.

Each day our guests experience a surprise breakfast, different every day, served in locations around our extensive gardens. We are passionate foodies, and prepare all sorts of foods, from a five course romantic dinner through packed lunches to salads, snacks and mezzes. We have a carefully selected range of the best of Cretan wines – we had to work through the 33 wineries to find them! – and can offer an unrivalled experience of Cretan tastes and flavours.

Panokosmos Studio

What guests say about Panokosmos

Quotes in our Guest Book from the last three couples who stayed with us:

“…thinking about the great things we will miss – the whole experience has been unique and John and Yasmin the most perfect hosts…”

“…breakfasts were sublime, all fresh ingredients in different locations in your beautiful gardens, looking out over the spectacular views.”

A Swiss and English couple:

“…so many special memories to treasure, topped by your fantastically thoughtful hosting.”

And from a just married couple:

“…the careful consideration you give every detail surrounding guests’ stay is noticeable from dawn to dusk, and we loved getting the chance to see and experience the magic of Panokosmos and the unmasked splendour of Crete.”

“an exceptional welcome dinner which foreshadowed the days to come…Panokosmos has been everything we hoped for, and everything we needed.”

Panokosmos bedroom

What we offer

We offer the Rooftop Apartment – luxuriously appointed two roomed accommodation with a well equipped kitchenette and two ensuite bathrooms. The panoramic views are unique, with full width concertina doors opening out from each of the rooms.

On the floor below is the Bedroom suite. This has an elegant and stylish bedroom with its own double aspect private terrace. As one guest says “You can sleep as if you were outside” such is the size of fully opening concertina door and windows on two sides.

We have a 12m pool and large gardens and grounds with many shaded seated areas amongst a wealth of Mediterranean trees and plants. There is wireless internet with good speeds throughout the property. Both accommodations have air conditioning, though the mountain breezes and the exceptional insulation mean it is rarely needed.

Panokosmos livingroom

Panokosmos Villa

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