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. Since then, the Castello City Hotel has become the first choice when it comes to accommodation for anyone travelling to the city either for holidays or for business.