Sugarcube houses, blue-domed churches and stunning sunset views cement Santorini’s status as the supermodel of the Greek Islands, and a stay in the village of Megalochori puts it all on your doorstep! Boasting an atmosphere as warm as the weather and locals who are friendlier still, you’ll feel at home in no time. Stroll through timeless, cobbled streets, sample local dishes at traditional tavernas and explore elaborate chapels. With spectacular caldera panoramas to the west, and a vast, vineyard-filled valley to the east, you’re spoilt for choice wherever you look. Surrounded by exceptional wineries, take a tour and sample the unique volcanic flavours that Megalochori is known for. The nearby beaches of Perivolos and Perissa are ideal for a day on the sand, while the village’s central location makes it the perfect base for exploring further afield too.View villas in Megalohori
Your new surroundings are waiting to be explored! There’s plenty to see and do in the area.
You'll discover a different side to your destination when you venture further afield.
There are several bars in the area that stay open late for more nightlife the Capital Thira has a huge selection of cafes and bars.
Thanks to the pumice soil in Santorini which is rich in minerals, the wines of Santorini are prized and very popular.There are nine main vineyards and wineries on Santorini. Santorini's ecological conditions have produced over time a unique type of vine pruning that growers call "kouloura" (curl), because its shape resembles a round basket. The "basket" shaped vines protect the soft and tender grape leaves from being damaged by the island's strong wind and sand.Mainly based on the South of the island, Sigalas Winery is near Oia in the North and three are close to Akrotiri ; the most famous is Boutari, with Galas and Hatzidakis nearby. There are wine tasting excursions on offer that will take you to 4 -5 vineyards and arrange the wine tasting or just pop in and find one you like!
Regular local cruises and excursions boats run to Palea Kameni the tiny islet in the Caldera where you can swim in volcanic hot springs, and peer into the crater of an active volcano and explore the other small island of Thirassia that was part of the original island of Santorini. Catamarans also do day trips to nearby Crete and the small neighbouring island of Ios.
One of the prettiest villages in Santorini is Oia in the north. Mainly pedestrianised, it is the place to go for spectacular sunsets, it does get busy in high season, but walking through the narrow labyrinth streets and often treading on the roofs of houses is an amazing experience.
Another stunning timeless village is Pyrgos,up on a hillside, an old castle and beautiful churches offer 360% views around the whole island with a few local tavernas and shops can be discovered by walking the worn steps throughout the hamlet.
Thira town the Capital is at the centre of the clifftops of the Caldera, full of boutique style shops, cafe bars and a selection of restaurants and tavernas it is fascinating to explore the narrow cobbled street. Best of all, grab a cocktail and watch the sunset with that unique "end of the world" scenery and take plenty of photos.
There are three main castles, the ruins of Oia, the Castle in Pyrgos and the Castelli in Emborio which is small and worth a visit for the pretty streets and views.
Megalochori is a quiet village with towering bell towers and whitewashed cubist houses and streets, where the locals go about their business and the sleepy atmosphere is typical of a cycladic hillside hamlet. Time to rest and relax and soak up the ambience.
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