Welcome to

Timedrops Santorini Villas




Welcome to the most beautiful place in the world.  Santorini is a wonderful, mystical, mythical and idyllic island! Every village on Santorini reveals a story and Emporio where Timedrops Villas are located, has its own unique, authentic story waiting to be told.

Τimedrops villas is a complex of traditional luxurious houses, located in the old settlement of Kastelli in Emporio. A great effort has been put in preserving the architectural lines of our stone-built houses dating from the late 19th century, with emphasis given to detail and with respect to the traditional, unique techniques of the local craftsmen.

Timedrops Villas of Santorini, occupying the entire eastern side of the Kasteli Hill from top to bottom, promises ideal views of the village and the sea. Our hotel’s policy is to respect the unique culture, tradition and environment of the island, as well as to offer our guests the best accommodation possible, encompassing the unique feel of the island partnered with all modern amenities and comforts. We wish to offer our guests these drops of perfect relaxation, assuring their accommodation will be infused by and intense aroma of each era of Santorini’s past and present.

Welcome to our hotel,

The Management & Staff



Choosing the right accommodation in Santorini is a difficult task for any traveler. The great number of hotels on the island makes the effort to find the perfect one that much more daunting; one look, however, at the excellent reviews for our villas on Tripadvisor (Certificate of Excellence 2016) will be enough to convince you that our excellent reputation is justified and that we offer an excellent service equal to a luxurious hotel experience. We do our best to be the perfect place to relax, to make you feel like home, to be your family friends at Santorini. We believe that this is exactly what makes Timedrops Villas so special.

Timedrops is located in an area away from the masses of tourists that visit the island, making it suitable for a proper relaxation! The medieval settlement of the Kastelli of Emporio where our villas are located, with its traditional architecture, its stone-build houses and its narrow streets will make you feel as if you’re travelling back in time.

The area surrounding Timedrops could have been stuck in time; the locals still produce their traditional products and one can still hear them transfering them on their donkeys to sell at the village’s markets, or the roosters’ wake up calls in the mornings. On some warm summer nights you might even hear the nightingales’ song, while enjoying your drink by one of our villas’ private pools and terraces.

As with all the most beautiful parts of the island, it is advisable to rent a car or a motorcyle, for your convenience. Another way to travel around the island is public transport, with buses leaving regularly from the central plaza of Emporio (that is located only a short ten minutes walk away from our villas) for the whole island. 

We are very proud to be located at the heart of the southern side of Santorini, where the most interesting sights and beutiful beaches are situated. The village of Emporio combines the traditional with the modern, offering supermarkets, a bakery, coffee shops, and restaurants only a short, walking distance from our villas, as well as a fully functional Medical Center on 24 hour stand by.

Timedrops is located at the Kasteli, which is the traditional part of the village of Emporio. We suggest you should visit the venetian tower of Goulas and the labyrinthous narrow streets of the Kasteli. In a short distance from Timedrops there is a plethora of things to do and many interesting places to visit:

  • The windmills of Emporio are in themselves a splendid spot to enjoy a lovely sunrise or sunset.
  • The famous prehistoric settlement of Acrotiri (which we call the Aegean Pompeii) and the picturesque castle of the village where you can visit the museum of ancient greek and folk music.
  • The internationally known Red Beach, the famous beach of Vlychada with its moon-like terrain, the unique black beaches of Perissa, Perivolos and Aghios Georgios.
  • The museum of tomato in Vlychada and the artistic events during high season.
  • The ancient greek tombs at Aghios Georgios.
  • The castle of Pyrgos and further up the monastery of Prophet Ilias, the highest spot of the island for a marvelous panoramic view.
  • The oldest winery of Gavalas and the catacombes in Megalochori. Also the winery of Boutari and further up the well known Santo winery for its amazing, breath-taking view of the volcano, for cosy evenings full of live music during high season.
  • The Lighthouse or “Faros” next to Akrotiri village where you can enjoy the perfect sunset away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.


Kastelli is the fortified preserved settlement of Emporio village. It was built in the inland of Santorini at the times of the Venetian occupation. The purpose of the castle was to protect the island’s inhabitants from pirates like the frightful Hayreddin Barbarossa who raided Santorini at 1537. Kastelli is a compact settlement with narrow streets, paths covered with arches, deadlocks and basements, small terraces and courtyards with flowers.

In Kastelli the time seems like it has stopped. Anyone who walks through the village feels that he lives in another era. During the day one can’t stop admiring the unique architecture of the settlement. During the night feels like a pirate will make his appearance.

Jean Paul Sartre accompanied by Simon de Beauvoir visited Kastelli during his 1937 vacation. The famous writer, inspired from the settlement, wrote his first theatrical project «Les Mouches».

Nowadays Emporio village has spread outside the Kastelli towards the sea and offers all the necessary modern conveniences such as supermarkets, shops, a pharmacy, taverns etc. Kastelli, however, has remained untouched by commercial activities, being the best preserved and most inhabited castle on the island, and offers only two picturesque traditional cafes.



This villa was named in honor to the Cycladic civilisation and tradition. It’s a stone built villa of 93 m² that consists of two independent levels connected through an external staircase. The first level includes a double bedroom and a room with two single beds, each with their own private bathroom, and a wonderful kitchenette.

The second level consists of a double bedroom with a private bathroom and a kitchenette. The Cycladic villa’s terrace is ideal for sunbathing  and romantic candle-lit nights, and possesses a lovely view of the village and the sea. The villa has an LCD TV in each level,audio player, and free wifi access. The small outdoor pool, situated on the ground floor of the villa, is equipped with a jacuzzi and is ideal for quiet, relaxing moments.

The villa can accommodate six guests.

The Volcano villa’s name was inspired by the era of the volcanic eruption in 1660B.C. It is a 63m² one storey stone-built villa, consisting of a cave bedroom with a double bed and a bedroom with two single beds. Each room has its own private bathroom. It also includes a living room with a sofa bed. The Volcano villa has a traditional kitchenette and a yard with a charming outdoor pool with jacuzzi for nice relaxing moments. It is equipped with an LCD TV, audio player, and free wi-fi access. he villa’s spacious roof garden is ideal for sunbathing having the most wonderful panoramic view of the village and the sea.

We have to confess that this little heaven demands some effort to climb up some stairs of a picturesque passageway.

The villa can accommodate four guests.

The Venetian villa is our first and most luxurious one: its is a two storey stone-built villa of 108m². Its name was inspired by the Venetian period that marked the picturesque village of Emporio and Santorini. On the ground floor of the villa there is a spacious kitchen, a cave room with a day bed perfect for relaxation, a bedroom with a double bed, equipped with an LCD TV, with its own bathroom, and a large dining room that seats eight people with impressive decoration.

On the first floor there is a separate bedroom with a double bed equipped with a mini bar, its own charming bathroom, and a private balcony with a panoramic view of the village and the sea. On the same floor there is a second separate appartment with a bedroom with two single beds and a sofa bed, a mini bar, an LCD TV, and its private bathroom. This apartment also has a large balcony, ideal for sunbathing, with an equally marvelous view to the village and the sea.

On the ground floor there is a large outdoor pool with a jacuzzi and a spacious sitting area, with a bougainvillia, perfect for sunbathing and romantic nights, located in the villa’s private yard. The villa provides free wi-fi access to all rooms.

The Venetian villa can accommodate seven guests.

The villa has taken its name from the Byzantine period of the island during which, under the influence of Constantinople, the Christian faith was adopted and a bishop, who organized the Christian Church on the island, was appointed.

It’s a stone-built villa of 43,20 m²: it has a unified living room-sleeping area with a canopy bed, a private large bathroom and a separate small kitchen. The cosy loft has a single bed and can be accessed through an indoors staircase. The ground floor is fashioned in order to accommodate people with disabilities.

The Byzantine house also provides an LCD TV, DVD player, audio player, and free wifi access. The villa has the privilege to accommodate all type of guests by offering extra facilities so as to accommodate people with disabilities who wish to visit our beautiful island for holidays.

The Byzantine villa can accommodate three guests.

The Pirate villa is two storey stone-built villa of 42 m². Its name was inspired by the piracy period of Santorini that started in 1537 AD, with the island remaining under the rule of the notorious pirate Barbarossa for forty years.

The first level of the villa consists of a wonderful romantic bedroom with a queen size double bed and a cozy living room with a sofa bed. A small indoor pool with jacuzzi soothes your soul ideal for private relaxing moments. On the second level of the villa there is a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious terrace perfectly suited for relaxation and sunbathing, with a big dining table beneath a pergola suitable for enjoying your wonderful meals under the full moon.

The villa is equipped with an LCD TV, audio player, mini bar, and free wi-fi access.

The villa can accommodate three guests.

Our sixth villa is called Thira, alluding to the modern Santorini.

It is a stone-built villa, dated from the 1900, located at the higher most end of Timedrops, in the very heart of the Kasteli. The villa consists of two rooms: a separate bedroom with a double bed, and a bedroom with a double bed, a fully equipped traditional kitchen, two smart TVs, and free Wi-Fi access.

Our guests can relax and ward off the summer heat at the villa’s Jacuzzi, located at its private terrace. A small outdoor staircase leads to the private terrace which is ideal for sunbathing and overs a spectacular view of the village’s monuments and the Aegean Sea.

Due to the existence of stairs, the villa cannot accommodate people with disabilities. We would like to apologise for that.

The villa can accommodate up to four people.





Services and benefits
-Reception with concierge services
-Sunbeds in every villa-house
-Swimming pool with jacuzzi
-Daily maid service
-Bath robes, slippers, toiletries and hairdryer
-Satellite LCD TV and audio player

-Equipped kitchenette with mini fridge
-Safety box at the reception
-Free Wi-Fi high speed internet access (in some areas due to thickness of the stone walls might be limited)
-Free Parking Area

Special Requests with additional charge
– Breakfast/lunch/dinner service
– Laundry and ironing service
– Babysitting service and baby cot
– Doctor on call
– Transfer service
– Private massage and beauty treatments (hairdresser, manicure, pedicure)
– Wine Tours, Boat Tours, Land Tours
– Car or ATV bike rental
– Wedding planner service
– Private theme nights

Timedrops Santorini Villas offer in-house services for beauty and wellness. Beauty and wellness services include hairdressing and make up art, manicure and pedicure, waxing, body and facial treatments, body massages, reflexology, reiki and yoga.

Make your most magical day come true, in our unique destination that charms our guests and captivates all their senses.

Plan ahead for the important things for the most special day of your life in Santorini, and allow us to organize everything else for you. Our team aims to fulfill the dreams of our visitors, combining them with a stunning wedding background of the unique landscapes of Santorini island. Ideally, we encourage you to celebrate your wedding ceremony or vow renewal in the backyard of our villas, where we can organize special flower decorations, musical background and an extraordinary dinner under candlelight, the full moon and the stars.

We will be more than happy to organize the most important day of your life with excellent results.

Timedrops offers, during your honeymoon, special packages wanting to share your happiness with you. We promise unforgettable moments, just like your lives will be , from now on…




Two storey stone villa with a cosy terrace and a pool with jaccuzzi. Can accommodate up to 6 persons


For Spring & Low Seasons the price of the large villa Cycladic cost of rent (up to 5 persons) has a daily charge of 215€
For Medium & Autumn Seasons the price of the large villa Cycladic cost of rent (up to 5 persons) has a daily charge of 280€
For adding more than 5 persons there is a charge of 30€ per person.


With a large terrace with excellent view, and a private yard with a pool with jacuzzi. Can accommodate up to 4 persons



Two storey large stone villa, with a private yard and terrace, equipped with a large pool and jacuzzi. Can accommodate up to 7 persons


For Spring & Low Seasons the price of the large villa Venetian cost of rent (up to 5 persons) has a daily charge of 230€
For Medium & Autumn Seasons the price of the large villa Venetian cost of rent (up to 5 persons) has a daily charge of 305€
For adding more than 5 persons there is a charge of 30€ per person.


Ideal for handicapped people, with a large pool with jacuzzi. Can accommodate up to 3 persons



With heated indoor pool and jacuzzi and a large terrace with excellent view. Can accommodate up to 2 + 1 (sofa bed in a separate room) persons



A one storey stone-built villa with outdoor jacuzzi and a terrace with excellent view. Can accommodate up to 4 people.


All above rates are quoted in Euro (€), per night, for house including:

All taxes
Welcome goods upon arrival

Notes & Conditions:

Check in time is at 14:00
Check out at 12:00 noon.
Transfers upon request on a 25, 00 euro base for 2 people to/ from airport/port.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Greek breakfast can be served with extra charge 15€ per person at your Villa, upon request.

Reservation Policy / Cancellation Policy:

Reservation Policy: A credit card authorization is required in order to confirm a reservation and 20% of the entire amount of stay.
Cancellation: No fees are charged for cancellations prior to 14 days before confirmed arrival date on all seasons. Any cancellation made within 14 days during all seasons, before the arrival date, results in a charge of 50% of the total amount of the stay. In case of no-show or departure prior to scheduled date, you are being charged 100% of the total amount of the stay.



Timedrops Santorini Villas
Emporio | Santorini
Cyclades | Greece
Tel: +30-22860-83282
Fax: +30-22860-85123

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