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Christina I

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
Located in the traditional village of Pendamodi in the Heraklion area, the two-storey Christina Villa 1 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 a...Located in the traditional village of Pendamodi in the Heraklion area, the two-storey Christina Villa 1 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 I is a 4 bedroom villa of approx. 150 sq. Meters in two levels with 3 bathrooms, facing the North of Crete, accommodating 8 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 is connected to the living room, featuring a/c and fireplace along with satellite television, DVD player, CD player and radio and finally books in English. The Living rooms is connected to the outside veranda facing the pool and the two downstairs toilet and a twin bedroom. The twin bedroom downstairs is facing the pool and the veranda and is the coolest room of the house - this is the reason why is not needed and not featuring an a/c. The toilet downstairs is like a wet room with a W.C, a showerhead and a washbasin. It can be used as a utility room too. The other toilet features a shower with curtain apart from the W.C. And also has the washing machine of the house. Upstairs we find the final toilet with a bathtub and the three bedrooms, all of them air conditioned: One of them is a double bedroom, connecting via balcony with the one of the twin bedroom, not facing of course each other. The third twin bedroom has its own veranda and faces to the north and the garden with the pool. All the bedrooms are having lamps and large wardrobes as also one small safe for personal belongings. Outside there is the veranda facing the garden - the biggest from all the Christina Villas - with bamboo couch and table, as also the bbq. The swimming pool (35-40 sq.m and 1.80 deep) 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! . Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1039Κ91003230101
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
The guest must inform us of any potential problem caused within 24 hours. Children must be supervised at all times. The guests must respect privacy of other guest and keep noise at a low level at certain 'common peace' hours.
Bedrooms
1 Double6 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Adonis P
Hosting since February 2011
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guests Our Christina Villas staff are always at your disposal for local advice and planning your stay in Crete according to your tastes, with arranging a meeting at the first days of your arrival, cultivating a feeling of being invited by a local friend.

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Reviews (2)
Travel41031779973
Travel41031779973
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wundervoller Familienurlaub mit familiärer Betreuung
Wir waren gerade als 5 köpfige Familie für 15 Nächte in der Villa Christina 1 in Pendamodi und hatten einen wundervollen Urlaub! Auch das Auto hatten wir direkt über Zakros Tours gebucht. Das Haus war schön und der Pool war der perfekte Ausgleich dafür, dass Pendamodi nicht direkt an der Küste liegt, sonder ca 25 Minuten von Heraklion und den Nordstränden entfernt. Pendamodi hat einen Minisupermarkt, der aber auch Sonntags geöffnet hat und für die Grundnahrungsmittel eine gute Adresse ist. Die Besitzer sind sehr herzlich und haben uns auch mal selbstgebackenens geschenkt. Zusätzlich gibt es 2 Tavernen, in denen man zu sehr vernünftigen Preisen lecker essen und trinken kann. Stilles Wasser ist immer umsonst, was bei einer 5köpfigen Familie in der Summe erwähnenswert ist. Die Villa ist nicht schick, aber absolut zweckmäßig eingerichtet und wird alle paar Tage gereinigt. Die Ausstattung ist komplett, wir haben nichts vermisst. Die Besonderheit sind die Mitarbeiter von Zakros, die uns wegen des Mietwagens schon am Flughafen abgeholt haben und zur Villa eskortiert haben. Wir haben von Eliza eine 2 stündige Einführung in die Besonderheiten (wie fahre ich auf Kreta Auto) und Sehenswürdigkeiten inklusive Tipps und Tricks erhalten. Georgios hat alle paar Tage vorbeigeschaut und sich um Pool und sonstiges gekümmert und hat sich auch die Zeit für interessante Gespräche genommen. Adonis war immer erreichbar um zu helfen. Am letzten Tag ging unser Flug erst um Mitternacht und nach Rücksprache durften wir viel länger in der Villa bleiben als eigentlich gebucht. Auch George von der Taverne ist ein Cousin und empfängt euch herzlich. Der über Zakros gebuchte Opel Astra hatte eigentlich rundum Kratzer, aber mir wurde gesagt, dass er eh Vollkasko versichert ist und ich ihn am Ende ihnen Abnahme nur abstellen muss - so war es auch. Wenn ihr erstmal die anderen Autos auf Kreta gesehen habt, kann man auch einordnen, dass das normal ist und der Wagen war technisch einwandfrei. Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit!
Visited June 2022
Written 13 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Moni Z
Moni Z
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
impeccable
Notre séjour c'est très bien passé, ils sont très serviable et surtout joignable facilement.La maison est propre et bien équipée tel qu'on le voit dans l'annonce.
Visited August 2017
Written 17 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Saáry Á
Saáry Á
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What you see is what you get
Big, spacious, well equipped villa, exactly like on the pictures. Very quiet, real Cretan village. Traditions, peace, olives and raki. :) Friendly, helpful staff. Welcome pack at arrival for the next morning. Plenty of ideas for excursions. Local kafeneion, shop a few steps away from the villa. And cats. :) You could always ask George/Giorgos for help, information, tickets etc. Would definitely go there again.
Visited June 2014
Written 3 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marlene J
Marlene J
Greater London, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
wedding,family..good times
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.
Visited May 2013 Travelled with family
Written 17 July 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • City getaway
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
N. Kazantzakis Airport
17.6 km
Restaurants
Earino
5.8 km

Baxes Cretan Experience
2.6 km

Ksipetra
5.9 km

Gianni's Tavern
7.7 km
Attractions
Snail Farm and Fun
6.1 kmFarms

Kokkiadis Honey Farm
6.3 kmFarms

Avgeniki Village
6.7 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Naos Agiou Dimitriou
4.8 kmReligious Sites
About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
Car hire is essential and our family's company, Zakros Tours, is a reputable one, and we can provide special rates to Christina Villas guests.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Recommended Car Hire Company: Zakros Tours. We will be expecting you at the Heraklion airport (25 minutes away) with an escort car to drive you to Christina through its scenic route, on which there is also a super market.
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Christina I

Christina I is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Christina I has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Christina I has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Christina I must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.

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