“Panokosmos is a place you’ll remember for sure” – Irina

“One of a kind” – Daniel

“Most special owners John and Yasmin, wonderful people, full of life and good energy” – Ruta

“Far enough from tourist areas to be restful but close enough to make for interesting days out” – Geoff

Our Journey

We fell in love with Crete, right from the first time we went there back in 2005, the magic of the place and the people, spending our holidays there twice a year for many years.

As accommodation owners, we have sought to create a very special experience in a unique, unspoilt natural environment.

The House on the Hill

It has taken over two years of our lives to design, specify and construct the house. It has been a journey with many ups and downs, a real experience, and one which has helped us learn much about ourselves. Right from the start we wanted to share the beauty, magic and serenity of this place with other, like minded individuals. A special place for you to feel amongst friends.

The Eccentric Couple!

Yasmin and I are a retired couple who worked in a major multinational. I am the boring Brit, born in Hampshire, brought up in Herefordshire, and lived much of my adult life near Cambridge, where I’d studied! Yasmin, on the contrary, was born in Teheran, with a Persian father and German mother speaks all sorts of languages, and lived in Hamburg for most of her life. We retired a few years ago, while based in Netherlands.

The White Mountains

We always dreamed of moving to Crete, and when we got the opportunity, we jumped at it. Many holiday visits gave us the knowledge to find and acquire the most fabulous plot in Xiliomoudou, perched on top of one of the foothills of the White Mountains. The ever changing views are fascinating in all seasons – lazy in the heat haze of summer; or gleaming, clad in the snows of winter,  We never tire of it.

Treat yourself to a very special experience — come and join us in enjoying Panokosmos.