at 47.6km (W) from Frangokastello
2nd September - I was up and away from Kandanos by 0650 with the intention of meeting Susa at Elos, spending the night there and dropping down to the west coast next morning. However, it is good to be flexible. The verges of the road to Elos were full of "mellow fruitfulness" - I enjoyed handfuls of blackberries and a couple of the sweetest figs I have ever tasted. The sweet chestnuts were looking good for later, but as all over Crete the grapes had been badly spoiled by a very cold wet Spring. Distance: 32.3 km Time: 7 hrs. Mov av 5.3 km/hr Height: Sea level.
at 48.9km (NE) from Frangokastello
Located in Panormos fishing village, 50 metres from the sandy beach, Apartments Christina offer self-catering accommodation overlooking the Cretan Sea. The fully equipped kitchens feature cooker and fridge. All air-conditioned units at the Christina include satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. Bathrooms are equipped with hydromassage tub or jet shower. Maisonettes and apartments also feature furnished balconies and a sitting area with fireplace. The village of Panormos has a good selection of traditional taverns, shops and water sports facilities. Christina Apartments is 18 km from Rethymno Port and 60 km from Heraklion Airport. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby the Christina. Hotel Rooms: 6
at 48.9km (NE) from Frangokastello
Panormo is a small coastal village with ~400 inhabitants, located 25km east of Rethymnon in a small distance from the national road. The village has developed to a tourist resort providing quite a few tourist facilities such as hotels, apartments, lovely taverns and bars. There is also a small fishing harbour that serves mostly the locals. It is an nice place for swimming as its beaches - with umbrellas , sun beds etc - are with fine sand and clear water. Early-Christian basilica in Panormo In 1948 the archaeological axe brought to light the largest early-Christian basilica of Crete southwest of the village of Panormo. The basilica of Aghia Sofia had a wooden roof and dates back to the 5th century.
About 25km from Panormo to the mainland is the archaeological site of Eleftherna.
at 49km (E) from Frangokastello
This is my log of the E4 long distance walk along the spine of Crete from East to West - it is intended to be a useful resource for others who are contemplating a similar walk along the E4 in Crete; it is not intended in any way to be a complete route guide.
at 49.1km (NE) from Frangokastello
Captain's House is a unique beautiful traditional building, situated just above the sea with a magnificent view. It faces over the port and the golden sandy beach of the small fishing village of Panormos. The hotel offers maisonettes, apartments and a very spacious suite, all with sea-view terrace or balcony. All guests are greeted with welcome basket including fruit, wine and mineral water. In-room facilities include satellite TV, safe and fully equipped kitchens. Captain's House has a lounge and a nice restaurant which offers traditional Greek food and fresh fish. Hotel Rooms: 6
at 49.5km (NW) from Frangokastello
On the old road from Hania to Kissamos, 14km away from Hania is the coastal settlement of Kato Gerani which extends from the Platanias bridge to the village Pirgos Psilonerou. Awarded every year with the Blue Flag, the beach is organized and provide quite a lot facilities such as sun beds, umbrellas, shower, W.C. and sea sports. It is worth to take a small walk to the villages of the area, and enjoy the unspoiled Cretan nature and hospitality. Pano Gerani, Modi, Loutraki, Manoliopoulo are all within a distance no longer than 10 kilometrs.
at 50km (W) from Frangokastello
The complex is situated only 30 meters away from the pebble beach of Paleochora... all apartments have their own big living room with fully furnished kitchen, bathroom and big balcony with sea view or garden view. There are two wares of apartments: a) 55 square metres apartment and b) 70 square metres apartment.