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[Emporeio] or [Emporeio] or differently “[Nimporios]” is the bigger village of Santorini and has most residents, 1.773 with base the inventory 2001. It belongs in the Local apartment [Emporeioy] of Municipality [Thiras]. It is found in the southern side of island in distance of 12 kilometres from Fira and only 3km from Perissa, in their foot of mountain of Prophet [Ilia]. His traditional settlement constituted one from [kastelia] the island, while in the medieval years the houses was built one next to t o other in order that the residents are protected from the pirates.

Exist various theories for the origin of name. The prevailing theory wants the name it emanates from the word trade or because there became the transaction of all merchandises.




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