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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.
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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.
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