Walk off the beaten path – Let’s wonder around! There is an ancient path that used to connect the three villages and it’s ours to discover! This uncompromisingly scenic private tour takes you through paths and fields leading through to the hidden village called Potamos with its small farmers’ houses. Our path leads us to Emporio with its narrow alleys and picturesque houses where we can find a Venetian castle and fortress dating from the Middle Ages that will leave you speechless. Emporio is the largest settlement of Santorini located 12 km from Fira on the foothills of Mount Prophet Elias. It’s strong medieval character and the Kasteli are well preserved and radiate the cycladic character of its architecture.
At the entrance of the village stand two lovely, blue domed Cycladic churches with impressive bell towers that dominate Emporio. This is the location that inspired Sartre to write the famous play “The Flies” (Les Mouches), so be ready to relive history. Our path will lead us through the fortress to a traditional Greek coffee shop where you can enjoy the famous Greek yogurt with local fruits & honey. Charge your cameras and cell phones; you will be snapping a large number of photos on this private tour! On our way back, a bus will wait for us for the hotel drop-off.
General Information & Tips
Duration: 4-5 hours
Items worn: Sneakers / Hat or bandana / Sunglasses / Sunscreen