Villa Irini

Villa Irini

Villa Irini Villa Irini's pool Open-plan living-dining area in Villa Irini Villa Eleftheria View from Villa Eleftheria Villa Eleftheria's living-dining room Villa Eleftheria's garden Villa Kalithea Kalithea's pool Villa Kalithea's living room Villa Eleftheria's shaded dining terrace The village of Pendamodi stands in unspoilt surroundings Comfortably furnished bedrooms Villa Irini View from Villa Irini's balcony Stylish bathrooms Levanta Cottage Levanta Cottage Levanta Cottage Levanta Cottage garden Beautiful rural views from the villas Villa Irini's pool A twin room Villa Eleftheria's pool Sitting area in Villa Eleftheria Villa Kalithea Twin room in Villa Eleftheria Villa Eleftheria Villa Eleftheria's pool Villa Eleftheria's living-dining area Villa Irini

Villas Eleftheria, Kalithea & Irini

CreteThe Heraklion Area › Pendamodi

Blessed with glorious views across unspoilt countryside, these detached villas offer comfortable family accommodation, private pools, a convenient setting for exploring Crete's key attractions and access to a range of cultural activities.

Many of our guests have relished the rural setting of Pendamodi, a traditional Cretan village, yet with easy access to the beaches and tourist facilities of the coastline below. These three detached villas stand in a prime position on the edge of the village, with uninterrupted views over the rolling hills, extensive olive groves, vineyards and unspoilt countryside.

Each of the villas is individually designed in traditional style but incorporates a high level of modern comfort, not to mention its own good-sized swimming pool. The nearest beach is just 15km away at Amoudara, but it may take some enticement to lure you away from the peaceful seclusion of this rural retreat.

Common features of each villa are a spacious living room with an open fireplace, satellite TV (limited English speaking channels), DVD and CD player, and the open plan kitchens come complete with a range of appliances, including full-size cookers, microwaves and dishwashers. The lounges and all the bedrooms are air-conditioned and a washing machine has been installed in one of the bathrooms in each villa. The individual outdoor areas are also well furnished to allow for comfortable al fresco dining, perhaps making use of the barbecues provided, and there is plenty of space for relaxing, reading or just enjoying the stupendous views.

Villa Eleftheria is a single storey villa with two bedrooms (one double, one twin) and two bathrooms. Kallithea also has a double and a twin bedroom but is arranged on two floors. Irini is the largest with three bedrooms (a double and two twins) and three bathrooms, again with two storeys.

In addition, there is a separate studio cottage, Levanta, consisting of an open-plan bed-sitting room with a double bed, a fully equipped kitchenette with two-ring hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine, a shower room and a garden terrace. Levanta Cottage does not have its own swimming pool but is perfect for families or larger parties staying in one of the villas requiring additional accommodation, for instance for accompanying grandparents or older children desiring a degree of privacy. Alternatively, the cottage can also be rented separately by couples wishing to use Pendamodi as a peaceful base for country walks and exploring the island by car.

A welcoming kafenion is just a short walk away, offering you the opportunity to socialise when you feel like it and enough simple dishes for you to dine out without the necessity of using your hire car. The village also has two mini markets. A selection of local tavernas and restaurants - some delightfully unpretentious, others surprisingly sophisticated - can be found in the surrounding villages; the nearest is just 3km away.

If you wish to enjoy a thoroughly up-to-date standard of comfort in a truly timeless setting yet have easy access to tourist facilities and beaches, the island's capital and the main historical sites you could do little better than Pendamodi. What makes a stay here even more special is the opportunity to experience many of the cultural aspects of traditional Greek village life, thanks to the villas' proprietor, Jocelyne Kerrigan, who lives on-site from May to September. Not only is she always happy to offer advice on interesting things to do and places to see, but with her wealth of local contacts she can arrange various activities that will enable guests to take away much more from their holiday than merely a golden tan! Some of the activities that Jocelyne can arrange include:

Naturally, all activities are subject to availability and payable locally. Prices vary according to number of participants. Jocelyne will be happy to discuss your individual interests with you.

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