Entrance of Villa Siornikoletos

Villa Siornikoletos

Villa Siornikoletos is an ideal holiday home where you can appreciate the natural beauty of the island of Crete in an unspoiled setting far from the mass tourist centers. Discover beautiful beaches and the real meaning of Cretan ‘Filoxenia” – a warm hearted “Welcome” extended to all visitors.

Voroi is very close to the archaeological site of Phaistos and the Libyan Sea.

All year round you can rent the villa and enjoy the natural settings each season offers.

External view of Villa Siornikoletos

History of the house

Villa Siornikoletos is a beautifully renovated 19th century traditional stone house offering all the comforts you need for a very relaxing holiday.

The villa was built in 1890 by Siornikoletos a doctor - from Venetian ancestors that had settled in Crete.

In fact, the house was characterized a monument by the Ministry of Culture in 2004 as it is a remarkable example of an urban house of the last decade of the 19th century with morphological elements of traditional and neo-classical architecture in its facades, valuable to the study of the architecture in this area.

Furthermore the building stands as a reference point to the people of Messara. During the excavations at Phaistos from 1905 – 1913 by the Italian School of Archaeology, the renowned archaeologists F. Halbherr and L. Pernier stayed at the villa.

In 2000 the villa was lovingly renovated by its present owner, John Kampourakis, who grew up in this house and has retained the charm of the old house while intergrading all modern comforts that one comes to expect.