at 0km (N) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
Eleftherna (Eleutherna) is located on the foothills of Mount Psiloritis, in the heartland of Crete, 25 km. southeastern of Rethymnon. It was inhabited continuously from the Sub-Neolithic period (4th millennium BC) down to the 12th cent. AD and its rich history is now summarized by five hundred selected artifacts unearthed from houses, shrines, public buildings and tombs.
at 4.5km (W) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
The Monastery of Arkádi (GR:Αρκάδι) built during the last Venetian period, it consists of a large set of fortress-like buildings. The main building included the cells, the warehouses where the agricultural products were treated and stored, the stables. In a word, it was a well-equipped little fortress where people could find refuge in times of trouble. There is an impressive church, with two naves dedicated to Saint Constantine and Saint Helen, and to Our Lord. Due to the holocaust it suffered in 1866, Arkadi has become the island's most famous monastery.
at 7.9km (SW) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
Sivritos (GR: Σίβρυτος) was an important and autonomous city of the ancient Crete. The city was built in the location that today is the village of Thronos. It was located on a hill dominating the valley of Amari. The name Sivritos is derived from the words si, that in the ancient eastern languages meant water, and the word vriti, that is of prehistoric origin and meant sweet. Therefore, Sivritos in the Minoan period meant sweet water. The derivation is also verified by the fact that near the hill where the city was located there are numerous sweet water springs.
at 8.7km (NW) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
Villas Louloudaki are two beautiful stone built houses, built in 2007-2008, in a size of 140 sq. m each , which can easily accommodate up to 8 people each. They have fireplace, Garden, private Swimming Pool (60 sqm), barbeque, private parking, air condition, oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle , toaster, Sat-TV, DVD, CD player.
at 10.3km (NW) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
These spacious apartments and studios are situated right on the beach at Sfakaki, offering a large pool with stunning sea views, a children΄s playground and entertainment corner. Alkionis Beach is the ideal base for a relaxing holiday by the beach. Set amongst spacious grounds, each of the apartments and studios is well-appointed with kitchen facilities and a comfortable living area. Relax around the lovely outdoor pool or enjoy a refreshing afternoon dip. The sandy beach is just steps away from Alkionis, providing plenty of space for relaxation and family fun. In the evening, relax with a drink on the sun terrace at Alkionis Beach and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and the beach. Apartments: 21
at 10.4km (NW) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
Ekavi Hotel is built 10 kms east of Rethymnon town in close vicinity to the sandy beach. Ekavi hotel offers comfortable studios and 1 or 2 bedroom apartments equipped with kitchenette, refrigerator, bathroom and balconies with a beautiful view. There is also a swimming pool, pool/beach bar and restaurant.
at 10.4km (N) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
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 10.4km (S) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
Monastiraki lies in the valley of Amari, on the natural route leading from northern Crete to the Messara plain. Excavations have brought to light a centre of the Old Palace period (1950-1700 B.C.). which was destroyed by fire following an earthquake. The large number of storerooms and the existence of two archive rooms with many clay sealings indicate a palatial character for the site. Other finds on the top of a neighbouring hill suggest there must have been a religious centre in the area, as well.
at 10.5km (N) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
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 10.6km (N) from Eleftherna (Ancient)
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