THE SEASIDE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF PANORMOS IS 22 KM. FROM THE CITY OF RETHYMNO
THE PANORMOS IS CALLED AND KASTELI FOR MYLOPOTAMOS, THE ΡΟΥΜΕΛΙ KASTELI
Panormo is located in a historic area, as well as here is the ancient Panormus. The existence of an ancient city is confirmed by the finding of the basilica of Saint Sophia, the 6th m.X. century 500m. southwest of the village. In fact, the basilica is considered as one of the largest early christian Greece, and as the largest in Crete. Also, the area is called and Castle Mylopotamos or Ρουμελί Castle, as it had been fortified by the Genoese, who occupied the 1206. The fortress, however, fell a few years later in the hands of the Venetians. Traces of the fort are preserved near the port.
In the modern history of the region, the area became a centre for the transportation of the product. The area produced large quantities of olive oil and carob. You can even today, to visit the restored carob mill, which is used as a cultural centre. After the occupation, when it was bombed, the small fishing village and harbour gradually turned into a tourist resort, as well as build the nearby national road, while in 1980 it was created and the current port in the region.
In the village are held each year, three festivals: the Ascension, St. John the Klidonas on 24 June, and of St. Nicholas on 6 December.
THE PANORMOS IS LOCATED IN A HISTORIC AREA, AS WELL AS HERE, LOCATED ON THE ANCIENT PANORMUS.
In Panormo, there are two sandy beaches. Limanaki beach is located in the port of Panormos. It is sandy and has crystal clear waters...