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Emporio Santorini: The village of Emporio is the largest settlement of Santorini and is located 12 km from Fira, on the foothills of Mount Prophet Elias.
The village itself has a strong medieval character and most of the houses have been well-preserved. Two lovely blue-domed churches with impressive bell towers stand at the entrance of the village.
Half way up, one can find the 15th century fortress which looks as will slide down the hill at any moment. To the east of the town you will see the market and some nice hotels leading to the well-known Perissa beach.
✔ DISCOVER EMPORIO WITH US!
Discover the available Tours or get there with your own car rental, starting at 14€ per day.
Joining this tour you will discover the most important archaeological site of Santorini, details about the wine heritage of the island as we will visit the only Wine Museum of Koutsoyanopoulos Winery, amazing caldera landscapes, a stop at the highest spot of the island and the Monastery of Prophet Elias, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy your lunch by the sea.
The tour starts in Emporio. From there, you can make a stop at the old city of Castelli and admire the beautiful narrow streets and houses.
Then you continue your tour travelling through the wine roads to Megalochori, where you will stop for wine tasting at one of the oldest wineries of Santorini, Venetsanos Winery, or for Greek coffee or juice at a local coffee house.
To continue your tour, pedal along the traditional road of Megalochori to enjoy the Caldera view.
For the journey back, you will follow a different road again through the vineyards and pass under the windmills of Emporio.
Our tour starts with a stroll though Kontochori Village along the traditional houses. Continuing at Finikia Village, walking by the slopes full with vineyards and finally arriving in Oia to watch the famous sunset form the Castle.
Experience an adventure through southern Santorini Island, where you will have the chance to explore its various hidden treasures. You can taste local wine and food with your family, on this memorable day with this scenic bike ride above the caldera.
There are many different ways to get to Emporio from any location on the island.
Airport to Emporio: 10 km / 6.2 miles | Port to Emporio: 8 km / 4.9 miles | Fira to Emporio: 9 Km / 5.5 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Emporio and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.
Public transfers: In Emporio village lies the 15th stop of the bus route Fira > Perissa. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Perissa approximately every 1.5 hours. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Santorini airport to Emporio: There’s a bus station at the airport located between the arrivals and departures buildings. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Fira village, which is 5 km away. There is a bus from Santorini airport to Fira approximately every hour. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Emporio, following the route Fira > Perissa.
From Santorini port (Athinios) to Emporio: The bus station is located on the port of Santorini. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Santorini can take a bus to Fira Central bus station, which is 8.5 km away. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Emporio, following the route Fira > Perissa.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.
The interiors of Hariton Villas have been beautifully restored and refurbished, to take account of the needs of today without losing the ambiance of the past, embellished with many elaborate artifacts; family heirlooms that the owner has preserved, emanating a heartwarming “sense of place” for the guests.
In the heart of the traditional settlement of Emporio, the biggest village of Santorini, Mantilida Villa is a brand new complex of two villas, resort apartments, ideal for families, friends, couples and visitors of Santorini seeking for a peaceful and private accommodation in Santorini. A traditional Santorini House and a Canava have been completely renewed and transformed into two comfortable villas, apartments combined with modern touches and amenities.
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