We stayed at the Villa Christina 1, what a blessing...The accommodation was amazing and the had enough space for all of us without stepping on each others toes ..The views of the village where just what I expected and wanted from the REAL CRETE and the staff were by far the most helpful and co-operative, it's was more like being surrounded by more extended family. I loved my time there and hated leaving. All my needs were catered for...I could not ask for anything else....my idea of HEAVEN. …
My husband and I decided to go to Crete for our first year anniversary in April 2013. Adonis and his family and friends have made our holidays one of the best holidays we have ever had! On our arrival, Giorgos greeted us at the airport and showed us the way to the villa (approx 20 minutes). There we were shown the villa and Adonis came to greet us with a nice bottle of Cretan wine and some snacks. The day after, they (Adonis and Lissimaros) came to the villa and showed us the best places in Crete to visit, they even drove us to the supermarket where we did our weekly shopping and then came back to Pendamodi where we were offered a few drinks and lovely food prepared by Giorgios, the owner of the local taverna (2 minutes walk from the villa). Brilliant food and quiet atmosphere..
The region is wonderful! Heraklion has a lot to offer, views, beaches, bars and tavernas. It is only a 20 minutes drive. There is also the ruins of the palace of Knossos just outside the city, definitely worth seeing. You also can reach the beautiful coves of Bali or Agia Pegala on the North West coast in between 30/40 minutes. If you are more adventurous, we would recommend you drive to Matala. The beach is great and you can visit the Roman caves located by the sea.
ChristinaVillas also offer a home catering service. Lissimaros is an amazing cook! We had home made tzaziki with Cretan salad, followed by greek meatballs and rice as well as a typical greek pudding (sour cherry and cream). If you want to try the local food, Lissimaros is the man!
We would highly recommend Christina Villas, which you can pair with a car rental through Zakros Group. They offer very cheap deals.
All in all, we fell in love with Crete and we will definitely be back. Adonis and family hospitality is undeniable, and they are there for you at any time. 10/10 for these holidays which we will never forget! …
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. …
A wonderful week away.
I stayed at the villa with my two young sons and found it to be clean and well equipped for a week of mainly self-catering. Jocelyne was a highlight of our holiday, unobtrusive, but helpful to the point of accompanying us to the emergency room in Heraklion. Pentamodi is a good base for seeing the sights of Heraklion without having to stay in the city itself, with beaches on the north and south coast an easy day trip. …