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Villa Kalithea - Crete Family Villas

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
Villa Kalithea is one of a group of three detached villas, each set in its own garden and boasting its own private pool, and affording a good degree of privacy from each other. The villa stand on the edge of the traditional village of Pendamodi, just 15 km from Crete's island capital Heraklion and the nearest beach resorts, yet far removed in atmosphere from the busy holiday hot-spots. Villa Kalithea is arranged on two floors. The entire ground floor is open-plan (except for a useful downstairs shower room/WC) with a comfortable sitting area arranged around a feature fireplace, a dining area opening onto an L-shaped terrace and a fully equipped kitchen complete with full-size cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher and a large fridge-freezer, as well as toaster, kettle and coffee maker. Upsta...Villa Kalithea is one of a group of three detached villas, each set in its own garden and boasting its own private pool, and affording a good degree of privacy from each other. The villa stand on the edge of the traditional village of Pendamodi, just 15 km from Crete's island capital Heraklion and the nearest beach resorts, yet far removed in atmosphere from the busy holiday hot-spots. Villa Kalithea is arranged on two floors. The entire ground floor is open-plan (except for a useful downstairs shower room/WC) with a comfortable sitting area arranged around a feature fireplace, a dining area opening onto an L-shaped terrace and a fully equipped kitchen complete with full-size cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher and a large fridge-freezer, as well as toaster, kettle and coffee maker. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (one double and one with twin beds), a bathroom and a shaded corner balcony. Both the bedrooms and the lounge are airconditioned, and the lounge is equipped with satellite TV (limited English-language channels), DVD and CD players. A washing machine is also provided. Villa Kalithea's private swimming pool is approximately 25m2 and is surrounded by a lawned garden.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Sofas2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Jocelyne K
Hosting since August 2010
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (7)
David Gousset
David Gousset
Antibes, France13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Villa and Fantastic Hosts.
My wife and 2 kids stayed 2 weeks and a half. Jocelyne and Andrew make our vacations in Crete so easy and pleasant. The territory is big, very well maintained and decorated. Kids enjoyed the large swimming pool. If you do not want to cook, there is a fantastic local restaurant (fresh product, low prices) at less than 5 minutes walk. I highly recommend this villa and hosts.
Visited August 2021
Written 15 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachel B
Rachel B
Bloomington, IN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceeded expectations
My family and I had a bit of flight problems and it took us over 24 hours to finally get to our villa but when I woke up and saw the view it was completely worth it. The pictures do not do it justice. The villa is charming with three houses located on the property but still giving you a very private feel. Jocelyn was beyond wonderful! She is your own personal tour guide for the week making recommendations and calling ahead for you. She even brought over breakfast and coffee for us the first day. I have no doubt if we would have ran into any problems she would have taken care of them immediately. All of her recommendations were fabulous from dinner to beaches to where to shop. We walked down the hill into the village for dinner and as soon as they knew Jocelyn sent us they brought us the most delicious meal and explained all the different entrees to us. She provided a very authentic greek experience for us and my family was trying to convince her to go on our next vacation with us by the end!
Visited May 2014 Travelled with family
Written 12 June 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PeteS1313
PeteS1313
Memphis, TN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Small town Crete living is fantastic!
We (me, my wife and my parents) spent 5 days at the beginning of September at this villa in the town of Pendamodi, about 10 miles outside Heraklion. The views from the balcony, the front door and the pool area are beautiful. From the villa it was easy to get to Knossos, the port and shoreline area of Heraklion, the Creteaquarium and many other sights on the island. Take note of the recommendations that Jocelyne makes as they are well worth your while. We went to a winery near Sambas (or Sampas) and had a tasting and took home several bottles of wine. We also ate at a restaurant in the next town out, Agios Mironas I believe, that had a great view of Heraklion and the Aegean Sea. We watched an almost full moon rise over the city. The true secret of the villa is the village of Pendamodi itself and the people that live there. Three of our nights we ate at the local taverna. Great food at a reasonable price. It was so fun to watch the whole town come out to eat and talk in the evening. And finally, there was Jocelyne. Our flight got in very late, but Jocelyne was there to help us find the place and explain the villa's operation, even though she had to leave at 7 in the morning. Amazing! If you want to see how life is lived on Crete, this is the villa for you.
Visited September 2012 Travelled with family
Written 24 September 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Waxy13
Waxy13
Holmfirth, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutley perfect
This villa - and the little town of Pentamodi - are a real treasure. We had never been to Crete before but would come again in a shot. The Villa here is beautidul - very tastefully decorated to a high standard, but what really makes it are the views and the owner, Joycelene. She is the perfect host - very helpful but not too invasive, really kind and thoughtful and very very welcoming. I couln't recommend it highly enough. There is a constant breeze at the Villa - which means the temperature never gets too hot, and there are no mozi's!! My young son and his brother both loved it and took regular walks to George's Cafe in the village. Hire a car and take a trip to Matala too - a beautiful beach and enjoy the fish. Please go and see it for yourself - I miss it already!
Visited August 2012 Travelled with family
Written 23 August 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BusyBarrett
BusyBarrett
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So at home, away from home!
The villa is beautifully decorated and with so much room to relax. Whichever window you look out of the view is breathtaking! In a small village the people immediately make you feel welcome but Jocelyn (the owner) who lives nearby, couldn't do enough for us whenever we asked. Although it is a plot of 3 superb properties, you are completely private and it was just what my husband and I needed and with the private pool, our son was more than happy. It even had its own natural spring from which we filled our water bottles every morning before setting off for the day. We ate outside every night and then sat under the stars with a glass (or two) of wine...
Visited July 2011
Written 17 August 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alistair G
Alistair G
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Visited July 2012
Written 9 August 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bette a
bette a
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The View, The Space, The Owner
What a surprise when we parked our rental car and enjoyed the endless open views, vineyards,hills,mountains and sea view.The villa was better then what it looks in the pictures,and the owner Jocelyne was more welcome,friendly helpful and a nice cook too. We enjoyed her hospitality her wine and delicious mezes she offered us. We will definitely come back and we already booked for 2012...
Visited May 2011 Travelled with family
Written 24 December 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Watersports
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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About the neighbourhood
Pendamodi is a traditional rural village set in bucolic surroundings with spectacular mountain views. Nestling in the foothills of Crete's central mountain range, the village lies only 15km south of Heraklion, but its sleepy atmosphere could not be further from the hustle and bustle of the busy island capital. The surrounding landscape is reminiscent of Tuscany, with ancient olive groves and extensive vineyards covering gently rolling hills as far as the eye can see. Life in the local villages retains a slow, dignified pace and tourism is by no means the main focus - although those visitors who do venture here are warmly welcomed. Pendamodi's main focal point is the traditional village kafenion, just a short stroll from the villas. Offering a selection of simple dishes for those occasions when you neither feel like cooking, nor driving, it also provides an opportunity to socialise with the locals. The village also boasts two mini-markets for basic provisions, and the nearest taverna is approximately 10 minutes' walk away. A wider selection of shops and eating places can be found a short drive away in the neighbouring villages.
Access
Car required
How to get there
The villas are 15 km from Heraklion Airport. From the UK, charter flights operate from most regional airports throughout the summer season, and there are daily scheduled flights with Easyjet from London Gatwick. There are direct flights to Heraklion from most other European countries, and connections via Athens with Aegean or Olympic Airways. Travellers from North America and Australia can also reach Heraklion via Athens. Car hire can be arranged from Heraklion Airport, please contact us for detailed directions.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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