Reviews of Iliana Apartments in Panormos, Crete
Apartments Iliana Review by Rozelle (England) - Rating 10/10
We stayed at the Iliana in May 2004 and totally enjoyed the hospitality. The nearby Fanari Taverna was our favourite place to eat as Adonis, Yannis and their father (the owner) were all so friendly, even helping us choose day trips and practise our greek.
It should be noted that there is no bank in the village although we took euros so it wasn't a problem.
The apartments themselves were clean, spacious and had a lovely pool. Everyone is so friendly, even the jeweller across the road helped us out by looking after our hire car keys until the man turned up to collect them as we had to go out. We visited his shop the following day and saw a beautiful ring, which was unfortunately the wrong size. He simply told us to go and have lunch while he hand-altered it to fit perfectly ! Wouldn't get that at H Samuels eh ?
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort and accommodation.
Apartments Iliana Review by Dave (England) - Rating 10/10
I have just returned (August 2004) from a 14 night holiday at the Iliana apartments in Panormos. This was a package holiday booked through Manos. The apartments were cleaned daily to a high standard, as was the pool. The staff were happy & helpful.
Panormos itself was beautiful, relaxed & completely unspoiled. Fresh bread was always available from the local baker & the local supermarkets (2 within a couple of minutes walk) were well stocked and cheap.
The night life was quiet & friendly, we ate out every night & found the food fresh & cheap (around 40-50 euros per night for a family of 4 for starter & main course & all drinks). We found all the waiters extremely friendly & every meal was followed by a free glass of "raki" (the local drink), infact on several occasions we were given a whole bottle and were told to drink as much as we liked!
In short it was perfect! I would strongly recommend a visit to Panormos while it is still in a completely unspoiled state. If you want a truly cretan experience look no further.