Panormos literally means Every bay' as it is protected on all sides. It's a difficult bay to spot from seaward, although the entrance is parallel with the bottom of Dhasis island. The village here is built upon an ancient town which originally occupied the site. The old remains can still be seen on the beach. A tranquil spot to relax. Because Panormos is a very well sheltered bay so good for anchoring it is extremely popular and can be crowded in July and August.
Warning: stay clear of the point which follows from the southern end of the beach, as there are a couple of wrecks here that can snag an anchor or keel.
Anchor: a long line ashore will keep you safe on the right side of the south bay as you go in; gusts can creep in from the north west. There are buoys marking a swimming area on the eastern bay.
Ashore: a taverna easily reachable by dinghy. There is a foot path around to local tavernas and Panormos village where you will find most provisions.