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About Adonis Paspalakis
Born Cretan, studied Philology at the university of Thessaloniki for my bachelor, University of Crete for my master , and currently again at Thessaloniki for my Phd, I am working in tourism at our local family firm, Zakros Tours, since 2005.
Adonis Paspalakis purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Adonis Paspalakis chose Pentamodi
Being the village of my father, Pendamodi is really the place of my ancestors. Our family built the Christina Villas complex to offer our guests an insight at the traditional cretan way of life which can not be found in the "industrialized" resorts.
What makes this Villa unique
Christina Villas are combining both cretan tradition and modern amenities, while having a private garden and pool per villa, offers guests the chance to relax and enjoy their vacation. The location of the village is a great, as being away from the city but on the same time very near to it. Also, the villas are a fantastic base to explore the whole island.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely Villa and Location - 5 Star
We spent a wonderful week in this lovely villa which was very well equipped, clean and comfortable - the private pool and garden was a lovely addition.
George kindly met us at the airport to show us to our hire car (hired through Zakros tours at a very competitive rate) and then to Pendamodi. The team did all they could to ensure we had a wonderful holiday and with the great local taverna and food and the local shop we couldn't have wanted more. In the words of Arnie - "We'll be back!" x
Thank you so much for your kind words Barry and Arnie! I think you have made a wonderful overview of life in Pendamodi! We will love to see you again in the future! Thank you once again for being wonderful guests!
We had a wonderful stay in this well equipped lovely little villa. There was everything that we needed including a bbq. The maid service was exceptional with clean linen more often then we have had in other stays. We enjoyed staying in a village setting as we have often been in the middle of nowhere, and found plenty of necessities in the local shop and ate 5 times in the taverna!
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our villa and, since we are a family business, we value your opinion and we are always trying to meet with our customers expectations in order to make sure you have a great experience in Crete..We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and especially in our villa.It was realy nice meeting you and hope you made nice memories to take back home! We will be more than glad to welcome you again to our villa!!
Really relaxing rural escape
Location, Location,Location. Pendamodi is a perfect setting to explore Crete. We found some fantastic local restaurants within a short drive and everything we needed was available in the Village....even a local hostelry that served excellent local food.
Unusually for rural Villas this one is serviced regularly and we found George and Elizabeth a fantastic resource who ensured our stay was everything we hoped it would be. A personal thanks to you both for your attentiveness.
I have no hesitation in recommending this Villa for a relaxing break in the heart of a beautiful island.
From initial enquiry right through to arrival at the airport and support in finding the Villa I found the service from Zakros Tours and the team first class. Thanks again.
We loved the peaceful, rural setting and the stunning scenery in the area. The villa was all we could wish for and Adonis and his team were both professional and very kind. We enjoyed the warm and friendly welcome and numerous tasty meals at Georgos' kafenion just two minutes' walk away. Adonis also provided our hire car: the service was excellent and when a small fault occurred the car was replaced very promptly. A wonderful holiday in Pentamodi... We'll be back for sure!
séjour fin avril début mai 2011
Endroit calme et bien situé pour ceux qui veulent, comme nous, visiter le pays
Excellent accueil avec même un panier pour le premier petit déjeuner, ménage fait tous les 3 jours en même temps que les draps et linge de maison sont changés.
La location de voiture a été parfaite, une personne nous attendait à l'aéroport D'Héraklion et nous a même amenée jusqu'a la maison. Des conseils de visites intéressants nous ont été prodigués par le loueur.
La « taverna » du village est excellente, l’épicière, ouverte quasiment en permanence, offre le minimum nécessaire.
Nous recommandons cet endroit la description est parfaitement conforme à la réalité
Lovely location in *real* Crete
If you want to experience *real* Crete, this is the place for you. Situated in the hills south of Heraklion, there are lots of places to explore nearby & excellent tavernas and cafes. The owners & managers of the villa were extraordinarily generous with their time & very thoughtful--so much so that I felt badly about the amount of time of theirs we consumed. And what's more, they can help you rent a car, which you'll need.
In the village is a lovely cafe/taverna with *excellent* food, and the owners were very thorough to point us to lots of other great places to eat & visit. Strongly recommended.
Really thank you for your lovely words about us, our villa and our island - Personally I hope we had more time to spend with you and your family! It was a pleasure to have you guests in our house and I hope to see you again on Crete!
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.
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.