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Christina III

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
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 a...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! 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 Double5 Singles
Bathrooms
1 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 guestsOur 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 (6)
Melinda H
Melinda H
Hobbs, NM1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice villa, well thought out for the convenience and comfort of guests.
This villa is in the small village of Pendamodi in the Heraklion area, about 15 minutes from the capital city of Herkalion. The villa was clean, beds comfortable, and quiet. It is exactly as advertised and more. There is a local tavern within a block of the villa, which is perfect for late afternoon drinks and dinner. The villa is well situated for day trips to almost anywhere in Crete. We rented a car along with the villa. Giorgos met us at the airport with the rental car and guided us back to the villa. I can't tell you how convenient this was. We had a wonderful vacation and highly recommend this villa and car rental to anyone who does not want to stay in the city but prefers a quieter, more authentic Cretan experience. We thank Adonis and Giorgos for their legendary Greek hospitality and such a wonderful place to stay.
Visited May 2022
Written 23 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ian T
Ian T
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa in idyllic Country Village Location
This villa is in a great country location with easy access to the North and South of Crete. Being October, when we stayed as a couple, it was very quiet and the owner allocated us the largest of the 3 Christina Villas. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in this one which is perfect for a family holiday. The pool and wi-fi will keep kids entertained, but you need a car to get around. Villa is owned by Zakros Tours who met us at the Airport and escorted us to the Villa. On previous trips we have rented cars from Zakros but not their accommodation. The service and accommodation standard was excellent, as we have always found with the car hire service. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are typically Greek which means no paper down the loos and basic bath and showers in 'wet room' style. There is unusually high water pressure and loads of hot water. If the solar powered hot water runs out there is an electric immersion heater which means no cold showers. Service from the owners is first class, like having a local family package tour company. They can also deliver a car to the Villa for part of the stay if you didn't want one for the whole of your stay. Contact Adonis, info@zakrostours.com, who will customise a car hire and villa package to your requirements at very reasonable prices.
Visited October 2018
Written 10 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dave S
Dave S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Holiday and excellent customer service
Christina Villa III is situated in the relatively small village of Pendamodi which is about 15km outside of Heraklion. A car is a must to explore not only the local area but also the island itself. The owners of the 3 Christina villas also organise car rental and excusrsions through the travel company Zakros Tours. The villa itself has everything you could need for a family holday including all the usual kitchen gadgets like microwave, coffee maker etc. There are 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 of which open onto a shared balcony overlooking the garden and swimming pool. There is a bathroom upstairs which has a shower over a corner bath and WC. A seperate WC is also upstairs. Downstairs there is a utility room which also has a shower and WC as well as housing the washing machine. The lounge/kitchen/dining area is all open plan and has patio doors opening onto a small patio next to the pool area. The pool itself is perfect for a family of 5/6 people and was well maintained as were the gardens. The linen and towels were changed twice a week by a lovely lady from the village who also tidied up and cleaned. The village of Pendamodi has a small shop and a local taverna where you can sip Raki or a beer in the evening and get a meal as well. Now onto the excellent customer service.... We were met at the airport by Lisa who took us to our hire car and allowed us to put some luggage into her own car to take to the villa (we did have 3 teenage/early 20's girls with us, with lots of luggage). Lisa patiently waited for us at every junction so we did not get split up and then when we arrived at the villa proceeded to sit down with us and go through the local area including marking a map up of the best places to visit based on what we were looking for. She then got us a small basket of food, water and milk as we had arrived very late in the evening and all the shops were closed. When it came to return to the airport we were once again met by Lisa who again loaded up her car with some of our luggage. I offered to get a taxi back to the airport with our additional luggage but Adonis and Lisa wouldn't hear of it and insisted on doing it this way. Everytime I spoke to either Adonis, Lisa or Giorgo (not sure of actual spelling) they were very pleasant and helpful while also being very professional. Outstanding customer service and I would highly recommend.
Visited July 2018
Written 31 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture324263
Venture324263
We can not really thank you enough for taking the time to write such a positive review for our villa and team! We work really hard to read such feedback and thank you for recognizing our efforts towards the maintenace of the villa and the overall service. You have been wonderful to us from your side and it was a real pleasure to have met you. Thank you so much for your kind words once again!
Written 3 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Constantine John
Constantine John
Piraeus, Greece22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great customer service - exactly as advertised - greatly suggest it.
The villa is located at a picturesque village of Pendamodi ~15km from Heraklion center. It is an ideal peaceful location for planning excursions to all Crete, especially if you combine your stay there with a rental car from the same family company that owns it like us, or just resting for some days beside the pool. Lisa was waiting for our flight to arrive at the Heraklion airport to deliver us the car that we had booked -always with a kind smile- and kindly instructed us to follow her with our car to the village of Pendamodi, patiently waiting for us at the traffic lights! If you are planning excursions like us, I recommend booking a gps with the car for easier navigation as the Cretan roads are a little tricky. When we arrived, Lisa showed us around the small village and the villa. To our surprise, she had brought some groceries for our first night and breakfast as we arrived late afternoon. I should also add that she was very open-minded to how we were going to share the beds… The next morning, after contacting us, Adonis visited us to make sure everything was fine with our stay. We went to the local café near the villa and after he bought us some raki and local snacks, he showed us the best places (“ta kalitera!”) that you can visit (and places that we could omit visiting): beaches, tavernas, bars, places of archaeological interest, but especially places that are not on any tourist guide. Adonis wanted to make sure that we were going to have a very enjoyable holiday and showed true interest. We felt like old friends and showed us the true Cretan hospitality. Moreover, Mrs. Olga, his lovely mother, was more than happy to book us tickets from their office, for our excursion to Rhodes and give us advice! The villa itself has two studio-like living rooms and dining room with a fully equipped kitchen at the ground floor as well as a bathroom and a storeroom. On the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed and 2 bathrooms. The villa is fully equipped and is exactly as advertised, with a pool and a well-maintained garden. Some of the amenities: air conditioner in every room, fireplace, hair dryer, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, pots and kitchenware, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, full cooker/ stove with hob, satellite tv, wifi, radio – cd – dvd player….. It is cleaned twice a week, bedsheets and towels changed by a very polite maid. There is a minimarket just a few meters from the villa and a picturesque café. Everything else is at a reasonable distance if you have a car, since Heraklion is just 15km away. When we returned home, Zakros tours staff found a pair of sunglasses that we had forgotten in a drawer at the villa and a usb cable in the car, and kindly mailed them back to us! All in all, we had an unforgettable holiday as the people of Zakros Tours made sure of that. The customer service that they provide is exquisite and we now know that we have a friend to always welcome us at Crete in our future holidays!
Visited March 2018
Written 28 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen P
Helen P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious, comfortable and clean villa in charming, relaxing, authentically Cretan village setting.
We stayed in the 3 bedroomed villa Christina III and were a group of 4 adults. The villa was well appointed with hair dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and washing machine plus a large fridge freezer and full cooker/ stove with hob. It was clean, comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. The gardens and pool were well maintained and attractive. Having returned to Greece after about 20 years of holidaying elsewhere, my experience of Greek self catering accommodation is not current, however I would have to say that Christina III more than exceeded my best expectations. We had a lovely holiday staying there and Crete is a superb island for culture, panoramic views, sea swimming and quality local cuisine. I would highly recommend renting a car from Zakros tours, the villa management company. Their efficient, courteous and knowledgeable representative Giorgios, was waiting at the airport when we arrived. He gave us our hire car and then we followed him in convoy to the villa. The villa, in the little village of Pendamodi, would have been very difficult to find without our guide, especially as we arrived at night. Whilst only being 25 minutes from a Heraklion, the roads are not well signposted and the major intersections around the perimeter of the city are confusing and often counter intuitive. Giorgios provided us with a small welcome pack of groceries for breakfast and returned later the following day to make sure we were settled in the villa. He gave us several excellent suggestions for places to visit, beaches to swim and tavernas to eat. He couldn't have more attentive and considerate. It was obvious that he genuinely wanted us to have an enjoyable holiday. Subsequently, on our return home, we realised that we had left some items of clothing in the villa by mistake. Giorgios considerately found for us and has sent them to the UK. I cannot fault the attentive service and customer care offered to guests in this villa. Well done to all the staff at Zakros tours for making us feel welcome and valued guests.
Visited September 2014 Travelled with family
Written 28 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jezrowper
Jezrowper
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent holiday!
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!
Visited March 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 29 April 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
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • City getaway
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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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
A car is essential for going around - our family's company though, Zakros Tours, is a reputable car hire agency and we offer special rates to guests.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Recommended Car Hire Company: Zakros Tours, you can get good prices through a reservation at Christina. 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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