Santorini Symposion

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Location: Megalochori

Symposion by La Ponta is housed in an old winery in the traditional village of Megalohori, in Santorini, very close to Pyrgos.

It dates back to the beginning of the previous century and offers a rich and well-rounded experience in terms of local cultural heritage and music tradition.

On its premises, it hosts a tsabouna (traditional Greek bagpipe) exhibition and workshop, as well as other traditional instruments, percussion, and flutes. They also organize daily guided tours, workshops, and a series of music performances. Lastly, in the courtyard of the establishment lies MUSES Wine Cafe, where you can taste several wines and tasty delicacies.

How to get there

Symposion by La Ponta is located in Megalochori village.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of scheduling a direct pickup by a local driver at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.

Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from your hotel. You can then visit Symposion but also many other places of interest.

Public transfers: In Megalochori village lies the 12th stop of the bus route Fira > Akrotiri. Once in Megalochori, Symposion is about a 10-minute walk away.
Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. Bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island are available. There are buses to Akrotiri approximately every 1.5 hours. Note that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.

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