Welcome to Emporio : Also Known as Nimborios
Emporio is the largest village of Santorini. It can be found in a central southern location 12 kilometers from Fira at the foothills of Profitis Ilias Mountain. Emporio is a traditional settlement and one of the five fortified castles in Santorini, the Goulas of Nimporio.
In Medieval times, the inhabitants used to build their houses side by side, so that they could protect themselves against the pirates. Just before the entrance to the village is the church of Agios Nikolaos MarmaritisAbove Emporio one can see the mountain ridge of Gavrilos, where ruins dating to the Byzantine period have been discovered.
As you drive to Emporio from Fira, you can spot eight windmills on the right hand side of the road.