Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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.
Christina II is a 2 bedroom villa of approx. 150 sq. Meters in two levels with 2 bathrooms and the most traditional of the Christina Villas, accommodating 4 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. The kitchen shelves are made of wood and have memories of the old Cretan style.
The kitchen is connected to the living room as to the hall and divided by a stone arch, typical feature of the cretan architecture, featuring a/c and fireplace for the colder days or as decoration for a chill out night at the bamboo couches.
The Hall next to the living room is having a door leading to the shaded veranda facing the pool: It 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 a traditional furnishing to combine with the mirror.
The wooden stairs lead to the first floor, where the two bedrooms are, both air conditioned, and the main bathroom. The double bedroom has a well positioned veranda with view to mountains and the village. The double bedroom has also a big mirror with the appropiate furnishing. The twin bedroom has view to the pool from the window and has also access to the veranda. Both 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 with a washing machine and a toilet.
Outside there is the veranda facing the garden and the pool with bamboo couch and table, as also the bbq. The swimming pool (30-35 sq.m) 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 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Amudara 14 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: N. Kazantzakis Heraklion 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned. A safe is also available. DVD/ Playstation 2 is available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
A lovely garden with a private swimming pool separated from the rest Christina complex which has its own parking and road leading to the village. The garden is equipped with barbecue, sunbeds and seats- the night feeling of Christina’s tranquility is something our guests are always talking about. The upstairs veranda with its day view to Pendamodi’s mountains and vineyards is suitable for gazing at the stars, been clearly seen at the cretan sky and also for a night with local wine.
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Prices include air conditioning, maid service two times per week.
including changeover, linen, sheets, Wi-Fi internet and airconditioning costs.
Special prices for car rental can be achieved through our own car hire fleet,
as for excursions, entrances to water parks and more
Reduced prices for long term rentals considered.
Reduced price for last minute rentals considered.
Welcome pack on arrival.
Swimming pool is available from April until October.
English speaking staff and representative to answer any questions on arrival.
The Crete region
..."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.
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4 Aug 2013
"not long enough time..."
stayed at the Christina on our last day and night of our holidays. I had not booked long enough to stay ..but the staff at the Villas made sure we all had somewhere to sleep and eat and also gave us e… More
5 Dec 2012
"Ideal for families and couples"
The amenities and the equipment of the villa were really good: like home! Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, toster, large fridge, etc. The villa had parking, private pool and garden, as also fireplace and air conditioning. Finally it had even Playstation!!! For our great convenience, as we were travelling with two babies, it had also baby cot and baby chair + washing machine.
Pendamodi is a traditional village, close enough to Heraklion (15 minutes by car which we rented), where one can relax while being close to the capital Heraklion. At the taverna close to the villa, we have had the best meetballs in Crete!
The staff were friendly and was willing to help. The most impressive was the private chef of the villa, who showed us two cretan recipes!
Concluding, the price was very good considering the quality and the amenities of the villa.
30 Nov 2012
"Spacious Villa with pool, mountian village easy for touring"
well equipt spacious villa with a private pool and parking in very small village. Excellent Service from all Zarcos tours staff - really helpful people who go out of their way to make you welcome. Th… More
22 Nov 2012
"Authentic Yes - but very secluded"
Other reviewers are correct to stress how helpful and kind the owners of these villas are. They met us at the airport with the hire car and gave us a very full and useful breifing. However we then did… More
28 Aug 2012
"Authentic experience away from the crowds"
Adonis and Zakros Tours made sure our Cretan adventure was authentic and comfortable, from start to finish.We fitted well into Christina II with our 2 adult children, into 2 bedrooms, each with aircon… More
7 Aug 2012
"Villa Christina III"
Stored under Christina II, but we actually stayed at Christina III for just over two weeks - found at: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g189413-d3272134-Pendamodi_Villa_Christina_III_… More
1 Jul 2012
"The Best Way to Experience Crete"
We stayed for a week at Villa Christina II in the village of Pendamodi. Pendamodi is a small village a short drive away from Heraklion, and it was a wonderful base for exploring the island of Crete. … More
6 Apr 2012
"Excellent Secluded Retreat"
We stayed in Christina 3, one of the three villas in Pendamodi, offered by Zakros Tours. I can not say enough good things about the villa and the staff of Zakros Tours. The Villa is a very nice three… More
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