In Panormo there are actually two main beaches and a few smaller ones. As its Greek name implies (means place with natural port), Panormos is a natural harbor with calm water. The harbor (Limanaki) beach serves as the port of the area. It is sandy and the sea has clear water. It is ideal for families with small children, as it is shallow and it's cement pier protects it from waves. It is well organized with umbrellas, showers, water sports and many options for accommodation and food around. Adjacent, on the east, there is a smaller sandy unorganized beach, not preferred by swimmers.
The second main beach named Limni is located just 200m west of the village. Similarly to Limanaki beach, it’s sandy, well protected by a rocky pier (there are actually two separate beaches). Even further to the east, there is a small cove with a pebbly beach with north direction, ideal for seclusion and snorkeling when sea is flat. You can access Panormo with direct bus services from Rethymnon, but also with suburban bus services between Heraklion and Rethymnon. Moreover, excursion boats run from the local harbor.