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Traditional restored winery converted into holiday villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Jon Call
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Emporio on Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveller reviews)

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Traditional restored winery converted into holiday villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Stellar accommodations & host

  • 5 of 5

We caught lightning in a bottle and would be hard-pressed to duplicate this experience on vacation again. Not only are the facilities/accommodations excellent but your host Jon is magical. Emporio is the village to stay on Santorini, if you want to have a wonderful, true Greek experience. And this is the place to stay if you want a charming host, great tips & guidance and a simply divine place to stay. You will feel relaxed, at home, and lucky to have found this place. Thank you Jon, for your attention to detail and kind, caring and joyful sharing of your home, village, island. We didn't want to leave...

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To Kim and "My Girls", Thank you SO much for your kind words !! I enjoyed having the chance to offer "The Greek Experience" to truly lovely guests Kim and " My Girls " !! Regards, Jon
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What an amazing and unbelievable experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We had read amazing reviews about Jon before our stay, but his hospitality was over and above what we expected. He really wants his guests to have a great time, so he is very accommodating! He took us all over the island and was an excellent tour guide. He even signed us up for a sunset fishing trip. The home is even better than the pictures!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wapakoneta, Ohio


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The hospitality as well as the home were exceptional. Don't hesitate to book this property if you want to visit Santorini but avoid the crowded villages of Oia and Fira. This rental is minutes from the gorgeous black beach. You will not regret your decision to stay in Emporio.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Youngsville, Louisiana


  • 5 of 5

If you have this house and another in mind.... easy decision...pick this one. Jon picked us up from the airport, recommended a good place to have dinner and even took us for a tour the next day. There were 6 of us so my husband drove his jeep and our friend Mandi rode behind Jon on his scooter. What a fun experience!

Jon also had gotten us some eggs from the neighbor, some homemade wine, fruit and tzatziki. He really is a magnificent host.

The house is amazing... the pictures don't do it enough justice. Its like every detail was meticulously thought out. So many outdoor spaces to sit at we barely used the kitchen or living room. And it was so QUIET.

The island is small enough that you don't have to stay in Oia, its a short drive. Just make sure you get your international drivers license first so you don't have any issues renting a quad or vehicle.

All in all one of the best VRBO's we have every stayed at.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Blair ! Great having you in the Winery and hope to see you again !! Regards. Jon
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Fantastic place to stay in Santorini

  • 5 of 5

If you ever travel to Santorini, we highly recommend staying with John. His place is wonderful, and he took time to show us a lot of great places away from the tourist crowds. We spent a lot of time kicking back on the rooftop terraces, lazing around the apartment, and enjoying the pool. When we did feel like going out, nothing on the island was more than 30 minutes away by car. John also prepared a fantastic Greek seafood meal for us one night, and provided great conversation that evening and whenever we talked to him. We left feeling very relaxed and well cared for.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Characterful and charming converted winery

  • 5 of 5

Santorini can be busy and touristy, and at the end of the day it was heaven opening the door into the courtyard, into the calm, quiet beauty of the Winery.

You can't write about the Winery without mentioning Jon, a Greek-speaking American who renovated it and lives next door. He meets you at the airport in his battered old jeep and immediately feels like an old friend, recommending places to go, fantastic, simple restaurants off the beaten track, concerts, fishing trips, as well as occasionally delivering freshly laid eggs and fresh pastries. He was never intrusive, just great company and full of local stories.

The Winery itself is a delight - quirky but tasteful, Jon's paintings on the walls, every detail thought of. We loved sitting on the roof terrace at sunset, the village and surrounding mountains pink in the evening light.

Thank you again Jon, for everything, we have very happy memories of our week in Emporion

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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