Iberostar Creta Marine

The Iberostar Creta Marine mixes traditional Greek styling with a beachfront spot. There’s a great choice for water babies here: three sand-and-shingle coves are on hand for guests who want a little privacy, while there’s also a trio of outdoor pools for people who want to splash around.

The main pool is a whopper but there’s also a freshwater kids’ pool and a couple of poolside bars, too. Inside, there’s a pool that’s designated as the ‘relax pool’.

An international buffet restaurant serves up family favourites for meals, while a snack bar offers drinks and ice cream near the beach. A la carte options specialise in local cuisine. During the day, an animation team provide the entertainment. After dinner, there’s a club and dance floor.

Overview of Panormo

The charming coastal village of Panormo is a big hit with holidaymakers searching for a relaxing holiday to Crete.

Just because Panormo is a small village doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty to see and do here. After all, the village is home to two beaches, harbour-facing tavernas and a square that’s full of shops.

Plus, the beaches near the Iberostar Creta Marine are packed with water sports. There’s a leisurely pace to life in Panormo, but the attractions and activities keep everyone entertained.

Things to do in Panormo

The beachside location of the Iberostar Creta Marine means that you’re well placed to explore Panormo. Hire a bike from reception and you’ll have the perfect chance to explore the charm-filled streets and coastal roads around this beautiful village.

Life’s lived in the slow lane here but you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied. The two beaches are packed with water sports if you’re feeling adventurous, but you can also enjoy a glass of local wine in a beachside taverna that overlooks the Aegean.

If you love history, then you can also visit the rumoured hiding place that saved Zeus – this is the perfect place to brush up on your Greek mythology!

For a change of pace, Rethymnon is only a short drive away and is filled with gorgeous Venetian and Ottoman architecture. Built right on the Aegean Sea and with epic history surrounding you, a stay in the warm and welcoming Panormo can be as active or as relaxing as you like.

Resort Summary

Two beaches, strolls around the scenic harbour and glasses of local wine largely make up life in Panormo, a little village centrally-located on the north coast of Crete. And this leisurely pace is exactly as the Panormians like it.

Daily activity here is enough to keep you occupied but not overwhelmed. You’ll have the option to stretch out along the Aegean Sea or amp up the energy with watersports. You can brush up on your Greek mythology and see the rumoured hiding place that saved Zeus, the ultimate Greek God, and ancient civilisations not far off.

Daytrips to Rethymnon are also highly-encouraged, as the historic town – just a short drive away – is packed with streets steeped in gorgeous Venetian and Ottoman architecture.