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Traditional restored winery converted into holiday villa

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Emporio House Rental Photos and Description

Self catering sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, private courtyard and roof terrace

A unique experience, combining a traditional winery, working artists studio and holiday villa.

Lovingly restored and converted into holiday accomodation and studio by local artist Jon Call, the 'canava' building dates back to 1835, situated in a semi rural location on the edge of the residential village of Emborio, with views to the 'castella' (old town) of emborio and beyond to the sea.

The accomodation comprises of lounge /home cinema, two bathrooms, kitchen / dining area, sleeping quarters for up to 6 people, private courtyard, roof terrace and off road parking

Jon your host, born in Maine, USA, resident of Greece for 35 years. Exhibits art at various locations around the island, specialises in abstract, collage and landscapes, with an extensive knowledge of the sights, history and hospitality of Santorini.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Jon Call
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2016
Call Owner


based on 22 traveler reviews

Traditional restored winery converted into holiday villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Charming Villa nestled in charming Emporio Santori

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa with old world charm and modern amenities. The court yard. the roof patios, the unique bathrooms all added to our delight. The stone walls and the pool helped to keep us cool. The local shops and neighbors all made us feel welcome. The beach was only minutes away. We felt completely safe here. It was hard to leave.

Our host Jon was such an interesting man . His stories, his love of Emporio and its people were really heart felt. He made it his mission to make sure our vacation was more then what we hoped for. He helped us with tours, transportation, where the best meals were. Even delivering fresh baked goods to the villa just because he had heard that we liked it. ( Jon, Amanda is still embarrassed about the garbage pick up. LOL) He cooked us a delicious meal one evening. It was wonderful. We felt pampered. Jon helped make this our best vacation ever. We are better people for having met Jon. What a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Spacious Winery

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I opened the door to the restored old winery, I was in love and didn't want to leave! The attention to detail from the architectural use of space, color palette, pieces of greek building materials and pottery, and original art work make you feel right at home. The courtyard has a pool to cool off in a day of sightseeing, and there is a rooftop terrace that has both shady and sunny places to sit with a grill.

The owner, Jon, is a wonderful host who made our stay very enjoyable. He gave us tips on the best restaurants, places to see, beaches to visit, and anything else that struck our fancy. He even cooked for us one night - and he is a great cook.

I would highly recommend renting the Winery if you ever decide to visit Santorini.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa. It is a restored old winery owned by an american artist. His artistic talent is shown in all the beutiful details of the house. The house is big and spacious, the courtyard and the roofterrace had both shady and sunny places to sit.

The charm of the house is exquisite and we loved every moment we spent there.

And then there is John, the owner. I have never rented a house where the owner was so dedicated to make our stay as good as he could possibly make it. He gave us tips of the best restaurants, best places to go without being intrusive. He even cooked for us one night - and he is a great cook. When our son wanted to see the finals in the european championship in soccer, he booked a table for us in a pub with a tv with an english commentary. So thaughtful! I so recommend this house and hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi Timo and Family, Thank you SO much.... wonderful to have you in the Winery.... Even thou France lost !! Hope to see you again !! Regards, Jon
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! Jon has great taste. We were there for 4 days and we enjoyed every day. Emporio is not a busy town and that gave us a lovely local experience. Jon was great showing us every option and things to do. We will come back to Santorini and definitely staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: The Sander's Family, Thank you, lovely to have you here in the Winery. I hope to see you again. Regards, Jon
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Exquisite Attentional to Detail Winery

  • 5 of 5

An exceptional property with an amazing host! When we arrived I was blown away by the superior attention to detail. As you walk thru the stone laid entry, you are lead to an an open courtyard, filled with the smell of flowers permitting thru the air. The courtyard presentation was purely exceptional with bits and pieces of greek building materials and a fresh spin of art laid through out the courtyard. Within this area is a separate room complete with A/C, 2nd bathroom, and a large soaking tub fit for a king. Never less, I was jaw dropped and couldn't believe how beautiful the place was until I stepped inside. Wow. I'm quiet sure we were speechless. Given the nature Jon's place compared to some of the 5 star hotels, Jon's place is on a completely different status level and puts the hotels in the area to shame.

Additionally, not only did we have an amazing place to stay at we also had an amazing host, Jon. Anything we needed, Jon was more than willing to help from picking up guests from the airport, arranging transportation, arranging quad rentals, to pointing out the best restaurants in town, to booking ferry tickets, and even making us a traditional greek diner (which by the way was phenomenal) among others. In fact, while we were in Greece, we ended up inviting Jon to our wedding as he's such an amazing person and a great joy to be around!

In summary, this is a truly amazing place with an exceptional hosts that will ensure you will have the best time in Santorini. I give my highest regards to Jon and his well kept and super clean winery home!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Rustic Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The rustic yet comfortable nature of the converted winery take you back in time. The fact that the sleeping quarters extend into the hillside makes for the best possible ‘air conditioning’ and wonderful sleeping conditions. The rooftop sitting area is wonderful with shaded and sunning areas, and catches a comfortable breeze. It is also the location of the barbeque grill and creates a wonderful atmosphere for dinning or just enjoying a refreshing Ouzo or a glass of wine from the neighbor’s private stock. Jon arranged a fantastic party one night and cooked countless souvlakis for everyone. Jon shows a special dedication to ensuring that your stay is as fantastic as possible, whether that means personal tours or staying out of sight.

The Perrisa beach, which is the longest beach, is just a short drive away with clear water, tavernas and lively beach bars. We had many fantastic meals at places that Jon recommended.

I look forward to coming back and would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Emporio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

euro rate is based on 6 sharing, the rate for the house for the week being 1200 euros, for prices of smaller groups, special offers and out of season rates please email or call.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Emporio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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