Bike rental and GPS routes at Panormo Crete


Panormo of Mylopotamos Crete is a small quiet fishermen village 20 kilometers east of Rethymno. It was developed the last decades because of the tourism but without losing its traditional character. Its Greek name means a place with natural harbor and calm water.

Panormo is located at a place that is believed to be the ancient city Panormus the port of ancient Axos. It is also called Kastelli of Milopotamos because of the castle (fort) which was built by the Genoese, who conquered it in 1206. The fort, some years later occupied from the Venetians. Its traces are still visible next to the harbor. In the modern times, the harbor of Panormo was used for the transportation of the local products mainly olives and carobs.


How do I find good cycling routes at Panormo Crete?


Is Panormo good for cycling?

Panormo is an excellent place to use as a base for your cycling tours and training. It is recommended both for mountain biking and road cycling. Although it is located right next to the highway and Talea Mountains which rise as a big wall on the west, there are various tours to follow especially after you reach Perama the main town of the area. From here you can start also for the biggest climbs of Crete up to the north slopes of Psiloritis Mountains.

All the bike tours that we provide on this page follow small and quite low traffic back roads. We avoid riding on the north Cretan high way on which cycling is not allowed.