Panormo: a fishing village in Crete

a fishing boat in the port of Panormo, Crete, Greece

Crete is the fifth island in the Mediterranean see, belongs to Greece and is also called: “the Island of the Gods”. Landscapes of Crete are breathtaking, its climate, its gastronomy and its cultural heritage are also great. I had a great chance to spend a week in a small fishing village : Panormo, halfway between Heraklion (biggest city of Crete) and Rethymno.

Panormo: a fishing village in Crete

My hotel in Panormo

A few words about my hotel in Panormo: I rarely do photos of hotels or places of residence but this one was just awesome: typical of Crete and the staff was very friendly!

Cats everywhere !

 In Crete, cats are everywhere and there are plenty of them in the streets asking for food, attention or simply sleeping !

Wonderful Cretan Food !

Cretan food is well known around the world and here are some of the typical dishes: the delicious Cretan salad with croutons and seaweed, grilled shrimp, moussaka and the inevitable raki ! Almost all products are made localy (olive oil, cheese, vegetables and seafood).