Santorini Mesa Gonia Village
Mesa and Exo Gonia Santorini: A rural village, just 8 km from Fira set amidst the vines of Santorini. Before the devastating earthquake in 1956 that entirely destroyed the village, Mesa Gonia used to be one of the most important wine tasting places of the island. At the entrance of the village you can visit Roussos Winery, one of the oldest wineries of the island that dates since 1836.
Mesa Gonia is much quieter than the nearby Kamari. One of the best attractions of Mesa Gonia is the Church of Panagia Episkopi, the most important Byzantine monument of Santorini. Exo Gonia is a small and picturesque village with beautiful churches and traditional taverns.