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  Vori aerial view   The charm of the village of Vori lies in its traditional character, the small village houses, centuries old, coloured with bright geraniums and bougainvillea. Strolling through the alleys will travel you to other times. All houses are conveniently located on walking distance of the small centre of the village. All food products can be obtained on walking distance. The village provides with bakery, butcher, mini markets, restaurant and coffee shops. The public bus stops on the square of the village.   The village covers an area of 700 acres and it consists of two sections, the Lower village (Katochori) that is the traditional part of the village, and the upper village (Panochori) that is continuously growing since the beginning of the century.


The cultural inheritance of the village of Vori is very important and there are many sights and monuments worth visiting. Due 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). Vori is the capital of the county of Pirgiotissas since the 17th century. In all the great Cretan revolutions, Vori participated actively. In 1995, during a ceremony, Vori became a fraternized community with the communities of Camblanes and Meynac in France.

Sights & Cultural inheritance

The church of the Presentation of Virgin Mary. The church is located between the old and the new village. It is an imposing church built during the years 1864-1881. The temple of Agios Ioannis. The temple of Agios Ioannis is a small domed temple in the center of the old village of Vori. The main temple was built around the 12th century while the church vestibule was built in the 13th-14th century. Today the temple is covered with tiles. The inner temple used to be painted with frescoes, from which today are preserved only those of the dome and of the holy altar. The church of Agia Pelagia. The church is located at the western edge of the village and it was a cultural center during the renaissance period. It is a domed church dated from the 16th century. Loutro East of the village, in the location the called Loutra (baths), there is a domed stoned building, that is believed to be a Turkish bath. In all the surrounding area various pieces of pottery have been found. Towers In the village there are two towers dated from the renaissance period. The first one is placed northwest of the village. From this tower only the ground floor is saved today, on which a neoclassical house is built. The second one is placed north of the church of Agia Pelagia and is saved intact, as it was after some restoration during the Turkish occupation. There is also a Turkish tower, built east of the village in the location called Koules. The tower housed a small military garrison. Outside the village but within the limits of the municipality of Vori are some unique monuments. The monastery of Panagia Kardiotissa It was built in the 15th century adorned with wonderful frescoes. The monastery today is deserted. Its peak can be traced during the Venetian occupation. It was probably destroyed during the siege of Iraklion by the Turks (1645-1669). In accordance to the tradition the icon of Panagia (Holy Mother) was found under an olive tree. This tree was sacred and its leaves were supposed to be a cure for the illness for those who wore them as amulet. The domed temple of Agios Georgios Kontaras built in the 12th century also painted with frescoes. The temple of Agia Fotini and the temple of Agia Paraskevi built in the 15th century. There is also a unique in Crete water mill, called Gerontomilos, built in the 16th century. The settlement contains two wells and the house of the miller. (text :

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