Located in the traditional village of Pendamodi in the Heraklion area, the two-storey Christina Villa 3 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.
Christina III is a 3 bedroom villa of approx. 150 sq. Meters in two levels with 3 bathrooms and the most spacious of the Christina Villas, accommodating 6 people with comfort.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, oven, cooking utensils, toaster, dish washer, hob, 4 ring stove and a dining table: if wished, a high chair for babies can be provided.
Opposite from the kitchen is the living room featuring a/c and fireplace for the colder days or as decoration for a chill out night at the bamboo couches. There is also the door to the small veranda and the garden.
The Hall next to the living room features satellite television, DVD player, CD player and radio and finally books in English as also a Playstation 2 if requested.
The downstairs bathroom is also connected to the living room and it features a shower and a toilet as also the washing machine. Next to the bathroom is the utility room.
The stairs lead to the first floor, where the three bedrooms are, all air conditioned, the main bathroom and the W.C. The double bedroom has big mirror with the appropiate furnishing and faces the mountains with the balcony's door - from the window one can see the pool as one can from the veranda of the twin bedroom, the one in common with the double bedroom. The third bedroom, has a window facing the garden and the Christina Villas private road and is the most spacious. All bedrooms are having plenty of light, lamps for a night reading or atmosphere and are having big wardrobes. A plus is the small safe for personal belongings.
The upstairs main bathroom has the Bath and the toilet, while a the third toilet is right next to it.
Outside there is the veranda facing the garden and the pool with bamboo couch and table, as also the bbq. The swimming pool (35 sq.m approx.) is surrounded by loan and trees as also from sunbeds and enjoys some privacy.
Towels, linen and maid service twice a week are provided and are included in the price and if required, there can be private chef cooking greek and cretan cuisine and showing also how to cook.
Children are welcome!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Amoudara 14 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
..."Crete's Mystery is deep. Whoever sets foot on the island senses a mysterious force branching warmly and beneficently through his veins, senses his soul begin to grow"...
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.
There are two traditional 'kafenions' 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 kilometres in the surrounding villages and the Christina complex modern snack café is always an alternative and on site.
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.