Megalochori Village

Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Home to historical mansions, old traditional  houses, pirate hideaways and wine canavas, its history awaits you to discover it. The central square is the heart of the village where locals gather in traditional cafes to unwind and have fun, creating a warm atmosphere. It is definitely worth spending an evening here in order to be part of this sentiment and taste local dishes under the natural shade the trees provide. You can find traditional taverns, cafes and shops in other corners of the village as well.
If you meander around the cobbled paths you will admire distinct buildings, such as neoclassical houses, stately homes and old cave houses with solid wooden doors and high fences, which were used as a protection from the pirates. Many of these have been restored and hence give you the chance to see images that date back to the 17th century. Another landmark of Megalochori is the elaborate steeples of the impressive churches, two of which stand at the center of the village. There are more adorable churches and chapels to explore throughout the village. The chapel of Agios Nikolaos, for example, is built on a fantastic location on the caldera cliffs, from where you can cherish a striking sunset and a stunning view in dazzling, peaceful surroundings.
The location of the village offers sublime views on the breathtaking caldera on the west and on a vast valley on the east, full of vineyards that Megalochori is renowned for. It also holds three of the most important and exceptional wineries, Boutaris, Gavalas and Antoniou, where you can tour and learn about the production and history of wine-making and, of course, savor unique volcanic wine varieties.
Megalochori is located on the southwest part of Santorini, about 9 kilometers from the capital Fira, and provides easy access to the extraordinary beaches that lie to the south, like Vlychada and Eros. From Megalochori, on the caldera side, you can visit two dissimilar, arresting beaches; Thermi and Plaka. They are remote with hot springs and therapeutic waters and are accessible only on foot or by boat. The view of the volcano and Therasia is totally rewarding and the volcanic promontory that surrounds them is staggering. There are two notable chapels, one above each beach. As far as accommodation is concerned, there are elegant hotels, luxury suites, villas and apartments that overlook the caldera or the plain; an outstanding view either way.

Megalochori Village
Santorini Through History & Wine Tasting
The Complete Santorini Experience

NOTOS DAY TOUR

Notos Day Tour is an all-day Santorini experience that you can’t miss! Joining this tour you will discover the most important spots in Santorini.

Notos Day Tour is an all-day pure Santorini experience that you can’t miss!

NOTOS DAY TOUR PRIVATE BASIS

  • Discover Akrotiri's ancient village, the most important archaeological site of Santorini.
  • Walk by the streets of Megalochori, a traditional village at the interior of the island.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the black beach at Perissa-Perivolos while having lunch nearby the sea waves.
  • Discover the wine heritage of the island as we will visit the Wine Museum of Koutsoyannopoulos Winery.
  • Take photos of the amazing Caldera landscapes at the most famous village of Santorini, the village of Oia, while walking by the alleys of the village and later on watching the most beautiful sunset of Greece.
  • Embark on a tour that will take you only to the best of Santorini!
Megalochori Village
Live the Myth
Ideal for Art Aficionados

EXPLORE THE MYTH IN MEGALOCHORI WITH WINE TASTING

This tour by Notos Travel Santorini will take you to the heart of the island to discover its unspoilt side.

Megalochori Village
Small Group Tour
Ideal for Active Enthusiasts

ACTION DAY TOUR

Joining this tour and you will:

  • Discover the history of Santorini at the “Lost Atlantis Museum”
  • Feel like an ancient Greek Ceramic Artist
  • Emerge into the magical world of the Ancient Greek Mythology and Instrumental Narration
  • Embark on a tour that emerges you into the secrets of the ancient Greek lifestyle and history.
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Traditional pathways by Notos is a pure Santorini experience that you can’t miss!

TRADITIONAL PATHWAYS BY NOTOS

Joining this tour and you will:

  • Walkthrough The Traditional Megalochori Village having a stop at a traditional Kafenio.
  • Walkthrough The Traditional Pyrgos Kallistis Village.
  • Walkthrough The Traditional Picturesque Vothonas Village.
  • Embark on a tour that will take you only to the best of Santorini!