The history of Castello Hotels is a story of inspiration, dedication and hard work by the chairman of the company, Mr. Charis Kasmirlis.
The word “Castello” which inspired Mr. Kasmirlis is Italian and it means Castle. During the Venetian occupation of the island of Crete along with the fortifications that were built around the city, the famous castle Rocca a Mare was built at the towns old harbour. The castle which is known today by the name “Koules” was also called “Castel di Candia” which meant the Castle of Candia since Heraklion was called “Candia” at the time.
Mr. Kasmirlis built the first hotel of the group, the Castello City in 1981 in Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. As the business started to grow he decided to expand his company and went around Crete to find the most suitable place for his business expansion.
After searching many places on the island, he found Sissi. The charming seaside village was the perfect place for the construction of his second hotel, the Castello Village Resort in 1990. The resort has since then become a top choice for families and groups of friends who are looking to spend their holidays in the island.