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Best Hotels & Accommodations
For a luxurious, yet authentic Cycladic experience, book your stay in the partly-stone-built Canava Villas, an impressive cave-house in Emporio. The villa has a large housing capacity and is fully equipped, with outdoor and indoor hot tubs and stunning traditional architecture.
With impressive stone-built walls and cave-like bedrooms, Hariton Villas is located in an authentic Cycladic environment, with traditional furniture and decor that will take you back to the past. The complex consists of 2 old houses that have been carefully restored to preserve their original style, ...
In the picturesque area of Emporio village, Mantilida Villa is a traditionally designed sanctuary for a relaxing vacation with sea and castle views. The newly renovated villa comes with cozy cave-like rooms, similarly to the old houses. You will find both modern furniture and antiques as well as a ...
Things to See & Do
Top Tours and activities
Electric Bike Tour around SantoriniCategory: Biking
You can now approach many places on Santorini by different means of transport. The electric bike is a new activity that combines fun, sightseeing, and exercising, and allows you to reach unique places and enjoy marvelous views while pedaling.
Electric Mountain Bike AdventureCategory: Island, Mountain bike
A fantastic cycling experience around various parts of Santorini, this bike & electric bike adventure will have you cycling through breathtaking landscapes & picturesque streets, as well as tasting local dishes and white wine.
Wine Tasting Tour to 3 Wineries with TransferCategory: Biking, Day Trips, Gastronomy
Enjoy a tour of some of the most revered wineries! Have a complete wine-tasting experience, combined with some food, plus a full guided tour of each building.
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More info about Emporio
On the northern part of Emporio lies Goulas tower, which was built during Venetian occupation (probably around the 15th century). The tower is huge and square-shaped, with numerous floors on the inside. Entering and exploring it allows marvelous views of the regional setting. Other villages of Santorini, such as Akrotiri and Oia, also boast such towers.
Gavrilos hill is facing Goulas tower. Eight 19th-century windmills of six meters lie atop the hill in a ridge line. They are in different states of repair; some serve as houses while others remain derelict.
Fun fact: Goulas is the Turkish word for the tower!
Emporio is also home to some of the most enchanting churches of Santorini. The Marble Church of Saint Nicholas, the Church of Prophet Elias Hamilos, and the Church of the Transfiguration of Christ are among the most popular.
In terms of accommodation, the area hosts limited yet lovely lodgings, mainly including villas and rooms. However, accommodation options are available in the adjacent region of Perissa, which is way more cosmopolitan than the traditional and low-profiled Emporio.
The infamous black-sand Perissa and Perivolos organized beaches lie in proximity to the village. In particular, they both lie just 10 minutes away by car.