Santorini Megalochori

General information

Megalochori in Santorini is one of the most traditional villages of Santorini.
It lies on a hill and is characterized as a labyrinth of steep alleys and streets. Unaffected by mass tourism, Megalochori retains its wonderful architecture. It comprises a beautiful blend of white Cycladic houses, old churches, and narrow alleys, witnessing the strong Aegean tradition.

Houses were built in order to protect citizens from pirate rapines, which explains their high walls/fences, firm wooden doors, and inner courtyards. The quaint main square boasts eating establishments and cafes where you can sit and sip your coffee or enjoy a snack among locals under the shade of the trees. Lovely small churches are dispersed across the village, while Agios Nikolaos chapel, situated into the caldera's wall and offering unparalleled scenery views, lies adjacent to Megalochori. 

Hotels in Megalochori

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Ducato Wine

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Situated in the old-charm village of Megalochori, Ducato Wine Villas are a collection of six renovated, charming and unique villas and houses with a long wine-making heritage. While maintaining their unrepeated elegance, the rooms and common spaces have been adorned with hand-picked furniture. The ...



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Vedema Resort, conveniently located in the area of Megalochori, is a luxury destination. The hotel provides a great range of facilities to its guests including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, gym, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. Vedema Resort is also ideal for families, as a lot of ...


Suites of the Gods

Maisonettes Suites HoneymoonLuxury

Suites Of The Gods is a collection of suites and maisonettes with amazing caldera views. They stand out for their exceptional facilities, including pools with a panoramic view, a gym, an outdoor restaurant and a cave spa center. You will find a unique combination of traditional design and modern ...


Things to See & Do in Megalochori

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Top Activities & Tours in Megalochori

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    Bus tour around the island (best sights)

    Category: Island, Bus

    This bus tour around Santorini allows you to see the top sights: the Minoan Town of Akrotiri, the Red Beach, the black beaches, Santo Winery, and Oia at sunset time.

    12 hours Map
    from € 59.00
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  • Electric Bike Tour around Santorini

    Category: Biking

    You can now approach many places on Santorini by different means of transport. The electric bike is a new activity that combines fun, sightseeing, and exercising, and allows you to reach unique places and enjoy marvelous views while pedaling.

    3 hours Map
    from € 110.00
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  • Helicopter tour above the Volcano & Oia

    Category: Helicopter

    Price is per Group. Visiting Santorini during the summer is perfect for enjoying its scenery the most. However, crowds of tourists and the intense heat during the daytime turn sightseeing into an uphill struggle. A helicopter tour is an ideal option to discover the island from a unique perspective.

    20 minutes - 1 hour Map
    from € 750.00
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Megalochori Map

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More about Megalochori

The uncountable vineyards which extend beyond the countryside offer a magnificent setting and some of the most famous wines of Santorini. Megalochori is definitely a place to experience the rich wine tradition in some of the wineries open to the public. Those will allow you to expand your knowledge of wine's history and production and also try ambrosial volcanic varieties. 

Culturally wise, travelers can also pay a visit to the Symposion and the Lost Atlantis museum.

Last but not least, two secluded beaches of Santorini are accessible on foot from Megalochori. Plaka and Thermi are two striking remote shores boasting therapeutic waters originating from regional hot springs.


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