The heart of Santorini


Why Emporio?

Emporio is the largest village of Santorini, located 12 km from the capital Fira on the foot of Mount Prophet Elias.

The village itself has a strong medieval character. Visitors explore its whitewashed alleys and make their way to the heart of the village, where a wonderful medieval castle stands proud. Entering through its main gate, they soon start delving into the narrow streets that inspired Jean-Paul Sartre to write one of his first theatre plays, Les Mouches.

Emporio is a lively modern island town, yet its secret lies well hidden in the heart of its traditional settlement. The only way to explore it is on foot, and you can take pride in the fact that very few visitors actually get to see this tucked-away gem.

What to do in Emporio?

Visitors who seek an alternative, beautiful image of Santorini opt for Emporio due to the picturesque churches, the charming houses with their courtyards, the renovated villas, the local architectural style, and the traditional restaurant’s bakeries and cafes. It’s also one of the most photogenic villages of Santorini.

Where to Sleep

Villas in Emporio

Emporio offers a great variety of choices to accommodate the visitors’ needs. Whether you prefer luxury, minimalism, or island-style, our choice of charming villas in the traditional settlement can offer you peace and calm, which is necessary to enjoy your holidays.

Where to Eat

Restaurants & Coffee Shops in Emporio

The restaurants and coffee shops that are located in Emporio have a positive key feature: they are not addressed to tourists but the locals. Their ambient atmosphere is highly appreciated.

What to do

Attractions in Emporio and all around

Emporio is a key point to visit the south part of the island, without crowds and traffic. The popular beaches of Perissa and Perivolos, the breathtaking beach of Vlychada, the Red Beach, the archaeological site of Akrotiri, the interesting Tomato Industrial Museum, the picturesque port of Vlychada where the sailing boats start their cruises, Hatzidakis Winery are all within a few-minute drive from Emporio!

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