House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A warm house up in the hill with all the comforts of a holiday resort.Its location will make every dream of you come true.With 4 different yards,one of them viewing Phaistos,the other one Psiloritis mountain and the others offer a panoramic view of Libyan sea,2000m2 of isolated and private land you need nothing more to enjoy your holidays in Crete,Greece.The house is build in the edge of the hill with breathtaking view.In less than 1000 meters there is a beautiful traditional village offering markets,pharmacy an archaiological institute and a traditional museum of Cretan life and culture.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Crete region
Sixty kilometers from Heraklion, in the beautiful traditional village, this magnificent residence, offers true tranquility which you can share with family or friends and enjoy unique and authentic vacation in Crete. The owners will welcome you warmly and make sure you do not miss anything during your stay.
In the village you will find all you need for your daily shopping: bakery, pharmacy, small supermarket etc. The village square is bustling with taverns and traditional cafes (Kafenion).
The Vori village is ideally situated for exploring the region and some of the most important archaeological sites of Crete as Faestos, Agia Triada (7 and 8 km), Gortyna and the Monastery Moni Odigitrias.
The facilities that the village offers are many:
The Municipality's office where the visitor can get general information concerning the village and the surrounding area.
Hall of mortgage records
Museum of Cretan Ethnology-Research Center
Foot ball and basket ball fields
Local PTT office
There are also restaurants, traditional cafes, a bar, several stores including two pottery workshops and a gas station.
Many beaches are located at 4 km from the house, some of them very calm as Kalamaki or Komos, others livelier in the season as those of Tymbaki and Matala.
Do not forget to visit the authentic village of Zaros and its beautiful lake area. You can also hike to the Agios Nikolaos canyon located nearby.
Vori is a beautiful, traditional village of the county of Pirgiotissas in the Messara Valley. It is located 60 km south of Iraklion and in the western part of the Messara Valley. The village stretches in a slope, by the side of a small river. The archaeological site of Phaistos is 2 km to the south and the coast of Messara 4 km to the west.The village covers an area of 700 acres and it consists of two sections, the Lower village (Katohori) that is the traditional part of the village, and the upper village (Panohori) that is continuously growing since the beginning of the century. Today the village has approximately 750 inhabitantsThe cultural inheritance of the village of Vori is very important and there are many sights and monuments worth visiting.ue to its unique beauty and historical importance, it was characterized by the Ministry of Culture of Greece a traditional protected village in 1978.According to the tradition, the name of the village is derived from the name of the son of the king of Phaistos Radamantis, Voros.
Another explanation for the name Vori is its location (its located north of Phaistos ,"voras" meaning north in Greek) .
The village was populated continuously from the First-Minoan period (1800 BC) till today and this is certified by the numerous pottery that was found in the district of the village (Minoan, Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance).
Phaistos (GR: ??????? - also spelled : Phaestos, Phaestus, Faistos, Festus and Festos) was one of the most important centres of Minoan civilization, and the most wealthy and powerful city in southern Crete. It was inhabited from the Neolithic period until the foundation and development of the Minoan palaces in the 15th century B.C.
The Minoan city covered a considerable area around the palatial centre. After the destruction of the palace in the 15th century, the city continued to be inhabited in the Mycenaean and Geometric periods, that is, until the 8th century B.C.
The exact location of the Palace of Phaistos was first determined in the middle of the 19th century by the British admiral Spratt, while the archaeological investigation of the palace started in 1884 by the Italians F. Halbherr and A. Taramelli. After the declaration of the independent Cretan State in 1898, excavations were carried out by F. Halbherr and L. Pernier in 1900-1904 and later, in 1950-1971, by Doro Levi, under the auspices of the Italian Archaeological School at Athens.