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Inspired Villas with private Pools located at the Cretan Heartland - Christina II

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Nov-2016
15 kilometers away from the Capital and the Beach while in a peaceful village

Located in the traditional village of Pendamodi in the Heraklion area, the two-storey Christina Villas offer the unique combination of peace along with modern comforts and easy access to the City life. At a distance of just 15kms from Heraklion, the capital of Crete, also the north beaches and the E4 walking path, Pendamodi is an ideal location for excursions to every corner of the island, even though few of our guests usually decide to leave the hospitality and warmth of Christina and of the village. Christina Villas have an architecture emanating from the local traditional aesthetics. Each of the private pools add to the characteristics of the discreet luxury and decorates the nights of the veranda. Large open plan lounges with integrated dining areas, fireplaces and full equipment, complete the comfort and relaxation that you can enjoy when you do not choose to gaze and wonder at the mountain view, tapestry of olive groves and vineyards.

About Christina Villas: Christina Villas was a project completed in 2003. Thanassis Paspalakis, founder and Director of Zakros Tours did see the obvious, that Pendamodi, the village where he was born could be, due to beauty and location, an ideal place for alternative and high quality tourism. He created a complex of 11 superb villas, featuring one of Crete's best properties.

As a specialist in tourism Thanassis, did understand what his guests would want from their distinctive vacations.

Our long experience in “philoxenia” [hospitality in ancient and modern Greek] is always there for our guests. Our will is to treat our guests mostly as family friends coming on vacation, rather than a client as meant by hospitality sciences.

Christina complex, was named after the mother of Thanassis, an adorable woman, married to Manolis Paspalakis, owner of the Kafeneion founded in 1930 and renovated by his grand-grand son Giorgos in 2005.

Coast/beach and eating outdoors: 15 km from the famous Ammoudara Beach (15 minutes drive). Ammoudara Beach is 6 kms long and is famous among locals and foreigners for its thin golden sand. It has parts with a lot of people, while others with few, also it has restaurants, cafes, water sports, beach bars.

Another choice near, recommended from our guests is Lygaria , a more quiet and family beach, located at a gulf, suitable for windy days. Amnissos, Karteros and Paliokastro beaches are also within short drive distances.

There are two traditional 'kafenions' in Pendamodi one of which also serves traditional 'mezes', Giorgos' 'Mezedopoleion', a mix of Cretan cafe and taverna, highly recommended by our guests for his hospitality and dishes. Additionally, a selection of brilliant local taverns can be found within a few kilometers in the surrounding villages and the Christina complex modern snack café is always an alternative and on site

Special interest holidays / Service: Courses on Greek History and Literature can take place on special demand by the candidate doctor of Philology, Adonis Paspalakis.

On this vacation you are not going to be alone: For the best service we will support your holiday during your stay, guaranteeing that you will get the most of your vacation: An information book with local sightseeing, tavernas, beaches and general information will be provided.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Christina II, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Located in the traditional village of Pendamodi in the Heraklion area, the two-storey Christina Villa 2 of the Christina Villas complex offers the unique combination of peace along with modern comforts and easy access to the City life. At a distance of just 15kms from Heraklion, the capital of Crete, also the north beaches and the E4 walking path, Pendamodi is an ideal location for excursions to every corner of the island, even though few of the guests usually decide to leave the hospitality and warmth of Christina and of the village. Christina Villa has an architecture inspired from the local traditional aesthetics. The private pool adds to the characteristics of the discreet luxury and decorates the nights of the veranda. Large open plan lounge with integrated dining area, a fireplace and full equipment, complete the comfort and relaxation that the guests enjoy when they do not choose to gaze and wonder at the mountain view, tapestry of olive groves and vineyards.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, German, Greek

7 Reviews

4.3
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

séjour fin avril début mai 2011

  • 5 of 5

Endroit calme et bien situé pour ceux qui veulent, comme nous, visiter le pays

Excellent accueil avec même un panier pour le premier petit déjeuner, ménage fait tous les 3 jours en même temps que les draps et linge de maison sont changés.

La location de voiture a été parfaite, une personne nous attendait à l'aéroport D'Héraklion et nous a même amenée jusqu'a la maison. Des conseils de visites intéressants nous ont été prodigués par le loueur.

La « taverna » du village est excellente, l’épicière, ouverte quasiment en permanence, offre le minimum nécessaire.

Nous recommandons cet endroit la description est parfaitement conforme à la réalité

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
5

Christina Villa's

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited Christina Villa's last August and enjoyed a great, relaxing holiday in the traditional village of Pendamodi.

The villa was to a high standard with good facilities, plenty of space and privacy. The property had a lovely garden incorporating a swimming pool, BBQ area and good sitting areas to accomodate those who enjoy the sun or those who prefer a shaded area.

Pool and Villa cleaning was carried out on a regular basis by friendly, and helpful staff to a good standard.

On arrival we received a warm welcome from Adonis and his family and they remained helpful and available throughout our stay.

We enjoyed good local cuisine in Pendmodi as well as great restaurants in the surrounding villages, all to a high standard at affordable prices.

For those who are looking for a quiet realxing break in a traditional village not too far from the capital Iraklion( Heraklion) and the major attractions we would highly recommend Christina Villa's.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 0
Yorkshire, England
5

Christina Villa, Pendamodi village

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the beautiful Island of Crete many times but usually stayed in a coastal resort. When we saw Christina Villa we decided to give it a try.

The villa is fantastic, very private and the villages were marvelous.

The people were very friendly, and the food at the taverna was really

scrumptious.

We would definately go back and recommend it for a truely relaxing

holiday.

Manolis is the owner and couldn't do enough for us, he is a truely

lovely , genuine person.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic - 5 stars all round!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this luxurious villa back in Sept.

The facilities were great and the owners were brilliant. The villa is owned by a local family who take real pride in their work and hospitality - they went to great trouble to ensure we had a good stay - advising us on local beaches, site seeing, restaurants etc. We even got a competitive car hire deal through Zakros Tours.

We really enjoyed chatting to both Georgious (?) & Adonis about life in Crete, which gave us further insight into the culture.

The local taverna (also owned by the same family) cooked up some delish dishes. This (coming from a fussy eater) is not to be snuffed at!!

I really couldn't fault the team or the villa - If you're going to Crete, this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheffield, UK
5

Lovely location in *real* Crete

  • 5 of 5

If you want to experience *real* Crete, this is the place for you. Situated in the hills south of Heraklion, there are lots of places to explore nearby & excellent tavernas and cafes. The owners & managers of the villa were extraordinarily generous with their time & very thoughtful--so much so that I felt badly about the amount of time of theirs we consumed. And what's more, they can help you rent a car, which you'll need.

In the village is a lovely cafe/taverna with *excellent* food, and the owners were very thorough to point us to lots of other great places to eat & visit. Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really thank you for your lovely words about us, our villa and our island - Personally I hope we had more time to spend with you and your family! It was a pleasure to have you guests in our house and I hope to see you again on Crete!
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4

Très bon séjour

  • 4 of 5

Située à une vingtaine de minutes au sud de Héraklion, la location est localisée dans le village de Pentamodi, petit village très calme et charmant.

Nous avons été accueillis par Giorgos à notre arrivée à l'aéroport d'Héraklion, que nous avons suivi en voiture jusqu'à la villa. C'est un service extrêmement appréciable car le réseau routier crètois est assez chaotique et les panneaux pas toujours claires...

La villa est globalement bien entretenue et globalement bien équipée, bien que peu lumineuse au rez de chaussée (contrairement à ce qui apparaît sur les photos). En effet, nous étions contraint d'allumer la lumière en pleine journée. Par contre, la villa reste très fraîche, ce qui est appréciable lorsque la température extérieure est élevée.

Le seul point dérengeant, mais qui doit se retrouver dans la plupart des habitations crètoises, est la présence incessante de fourmis qui sautent sur la moindre occasion pour investir plan de travail et placards de la cuisine et s'attaquer à toutes les denrées alimentaires. Du coup, on finit par tout renger au frigo, même le pain...

Pour résumer, c'est une très bonne location si l'on recherche des vacances au calme et au soleil et que l'on n'a pas peur de faire un peu de kilomètres pour visiter. Toutes les personnes que nous avons eu l'occasion de rencontrer étaient très disponibles et discrètes (Giorgos passe faire l'entretien de la piscine plusieurs fois par semaine) et nous ont donné de bons conseils. Je recommande donc vivement !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 17 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pendamodi at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion at 17 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pendamodi at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Heraklion Amudara at 17 Kilometres Car: necessary

Pendamodi is one of the oldest villages of Crete and it is not without importance, that Stefanos Sahlikis wrote his poems there beginning this way in the middle of the 14th century, the Renaissance of Cretan and Greek literature. Today there are a few inhabitants who are well known for their hospitality and sociability.

The village layout, cobbled roads and stone-built houses maintain the design, architecture and structure of the old days. Conveniently located just 15 kilometers from the island’s capital Heraklion, yet a million miles away from its hustle and bustle, some excellent walking country is almost on your doorstep, with the European Hiking Path passing close to the nearby village of Ano Assites, and encompassing many Byzantine Chapels, ravines, river valleys and holly forests, it is truly a place of outstanding natural beauty.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter season 2016-2017
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£184
for 3 nights
£430
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
£472
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
£532
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
£582
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£468
for 4 nights
£818
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£516
for 4 nights
£903
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£333
for 4 nights
£582
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
£472
 
 
Winter season 2017-2018
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£184
for 3 nights
£430
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are for the property per week in Euro.

Prices include air conditioning. Special discounts for long stays will apply.

Minimum rental period: 3 days.

Prices apply for a maximum of 4 persons.

Special prices for car rentals from our own fleet will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Optional

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom at the upper floor, one at the ground floor.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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Portable wifi hotspot