Pentamodi is a quiet and picturesque village in the valley of the Gazanos River, 17 kilometers from Heraclion. Administratively, the village is under the extended Heraclion municipality. According to the 2001 census, 280 people live in Pentamodi and their main occupation is agriculture.
Traditional alleys and stone houses are in the small settlement while a Venetian spring of the 15th century with the crown of the Quirini in its spandrel is preserved.
The area is very green and that creates a wonderful landscape.
The village is mentioned in a 1271 contract as “Pendamond”. In 1583, it was also referred in Kastrofilakas as “Pendamodi”.
During the Turkish Occupation, Turks and Christians lived in the settlement.
The churches of Agios NIkolaos and Agia Paraskevi are in Pentamodi.
A feast takes place in Pentamodi on the 26th of July.