Santorini Megalochori

General information

Megalochori in Santorini: Megalochori 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. 

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.

Best Hotels & Accommodations

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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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Only 5 minutes away from the centre of Megalochori, Heritage Villas & Mansions guarantee an authentic Cycladic experience thanks to an exquisitely done renovation, their unique traditional design and the peaceful environment. They are located near many of the island’s major landmarks and popular ...


Villa Anemolia

4 keys

Situated in the traditional village of Megalochori, Villa Anemolia is an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation. The villa consists of two independent bedrooms that have their own bathroom with all kinds of bath amenities and a hairdryer. There is a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, ...


Things to See & Do

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    Bus tour around the island (best sights)

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    This bus tour 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
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  • Helicopter tour above the Volcano & Oia

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    Visiting the island 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 Map
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  • Electric Bike Tour around the island

    Category: Biking
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    You can now approach many places on the island 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.

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