at 17.5km (SW) from Pentamodi village
This is one of Crete's most famous monasteries. It played an important role during the years of the Cretan Renaissance, both in the letters and the arts, and, during the last centuries of Venetian rule, it was known for its many scholars, artists and venerable monks.
at 17.6km (N) from Pentamodi village
New renovated high standard apartments for the independent traveller. 100 m from the beach in Agia Pelagia. Each apartment consists of a bedroom, an extra room which combines the citchen and the sitting area with two extra beds, a bathroom and a balcony or veranda. The equipment of the apartments is modern and totally new.
at 17.6km (N) from Pentamodi village
In 1982 started a restaurant business, the “KRI-KRI”, and since then I worked very hard to Establish it in among the top ten restaurants in Greece, as it currently rates on the basis of National food experts. I attribute my success to my deep appreciation to Greek culture and, most of all, to the richness of what we call traditional Mediterranean diet.
at 17.7km (N) from Pentamodi village
Small family hotel with 6 four-bed apartments and 4 two-bed studios, 300m from the beach. It features garden bar, hydro-massage, swimming pool (heated water), roof garden. All units with air conditioning, complete kitchenette, balcony with sea view... Fire place in all apartments. Open all year round with special winter program.
at 18.2km (NE) from Pentamodi village
This 2 km long sandy beach was for years and still is the favorite beach of the people of Heraklion town. It is named after the river "Karteros" which outflows at the west end of it near the airport. The water is clean, the seabed is sandy with smoothly shelving and swimming is safe. The access is free in most parts except for some areas that are reserved for military personnel and the municipal beach "Akti" where visitors should pay an entrance fee in order to use the facilities. At the east end there are some very good taverns offering fresh fish among their specialties and are very popular with locals and tourists alike.
at 18.3km (W) from Pentamodi village
At 1538m above sea level, 20 km. south of the traditional town of Anogia , on the plateau of Nida, of Mountain Psiloritis, lies this sacred cave, where according to mythology, Rhea, Zeus' mother, hid the new born Zeus in this cave in order to protect him from his father Kronos (Saturn), who was in the habit of swallowing his children because he feared they might deprive him of his power. Hidden in that cave Zeus grew up being fed with the milk of the goat Amalthia, while the 'Kourites" covered the child's crying through banging their copper shields.
at 18.4km (W) from Pentamodi village
15th June- The path up to the summit of Psiloritis is well-known and well-marked and does not need any further description from me. Fortunately for me, my pack was lighter by about 4 kg as I had handed over my camping equipment and extra food supplies to T who was going to catch the ferry back from Chania two days later and who could drop my gear at the flat en route. Distance:20.1 km Time: 8 hrs. Mov av 3.2 km/hr Height overnight: 427m. Max. height:2,454 m
at 18.9km (SW) from Pentamodi village
Close historical bonds link this monastery to that of Vrontisiou. The Varsamonerou Monastery lies in the surrounding fields of the village Voriza, 54.5 kms from Heraklion. The monastery is abandoned and, though its cells have been destroyed, its church has some of the most remarkable wall paintings in Crete.
at 19.1km (NE) from Pentamodi village
At Amnissos, 6km east of Iraklion city, by the sea. The taverna offers Cretan traditional specialties, fresh fish and sea food. Home made sweets and ice cream. Very popular both with tourists and the locals.
at 20.3km (E) from Pentamodi village
The monastery of Agaráthou (GR: Μονή Αγκαράθου), dedicated to the Virgin, stands at an altitude of 538m, on "Soros Panteli", a rocky hill between the villages of Sgourokefali and Sabas, 23 km from Heraklion. During the period of Venetian rule it was a centre of learning, producing many famous churchmen including the Patriarchs Cyril Lucaris, Meletius Pegas and Sylvester the Cretan. The church was rebuilt in 1894 and flourished once more after the end of the Turkish occupation. Young, educated monks with university degrees have recently settled in the monastery, restoring it to its former glory.