About Megalochori - presentation, information, photos and recommendations

Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Its existence is recorded back to the 17th century.
Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways and wine canavas, it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine that the island still produces. A prominent feature of the historical homes and mansions are the high walls, inner courtyards and solid wooden door entrances, built for privacy and for safety against marauding pirates.
A great effort is been made by local residents and businessmen to preserve the characteristics and beauty of this traditional settlement, and many of the original houses that had fallen into disrepair, have been restored to their former glory.

In the center of the village, there a wonderful traditional square with taverns, restaurants and trees providing shade for a quick cup of coffee. The square is the heart and soul of Megalochori, a gathering place for the locals to play a game of cards or 'tavli' (backgammon). Spiraling out in all directions is a maze of winding cobbled streets and smooth edge pathways, just waiting to be discovered.
Predominantly vineyard country, the area of Megalochori covers a large expanse of the south western plains of Santorini, stretching towards the Caldera on the west, and the traditional settlement built on the banks of a stream to the east. Evidence of prehistoric settlements has been found in the area covering the Early and Later Cycladic periods.
There are two remote beaches on the Caldera side, both named after churches in the area, Plaka beach and Thermi beach. They are not accessible by car.


Megalochori | Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Its existence is recorded back to the 17th century.
Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways and wine canavas, it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine that the island still produces

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Top hotels in Megalochori

Majestic Sky Suites, Megalochori

Majestic Sky Suites

Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

    • Airplane (01/09 - 01/07/2025)
    • No transport provided
    Alti Santorini Suites, Megalochori

    Alti Santorini Suites

    Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • Airplane (02/11 - 02/09/2025)
    • No transport provided
    May Seven Suites Adults Only, Megalochori

    May Seven Suites Adults Only

    Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Airplane (12/10 - 12/08/2024)
      • No transport provided
      Artemis Suites, Megalochori

      Artemis Suites

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Hotel with outdoor pool  
      • Airplane (02/29 - 02/27/2025)
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Milos, Megalochori

      Hotel Milos

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

        • Airplane (01/25 - 01/23/2025)
        • No transport provided
        Caldera View Resort, Megalochori

        Caldera View Resort  

        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

        • Hotel with parking  
        • Airplane (02/29 - 02/27/2025)
        • No transport provided
        Vedema - Luxury Collection Resort, Megalochori

        Vedema - Luxury Collection Resort  

        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • Airplane (02/22 - 02/20/2025)
        • No transport provided
        Suites Of The Gods Cave Spa Hotel, Megalochori

        Suites Of The Gods Cave Spa Hotel

        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

        • Hotel with outdoor pool  
        • Airplane (02/29 - 02/27/2025)
        • No transport provided
        Thermes Luxury Villas And Spa, Megalochori

        Thermes Luxury Villas And Spa

        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

        • Hotel with parking  
        • Airplane (02/11 - 02/09/2025)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Grand View, Megalochori

        Hotel Grand View

        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

          • Airplane (01/21 - 01/19/2025)
          • No transport provided
          Caldera S Dolphin, Megalochori

          Caldera S Dolphin

          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

          • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
          • Airplane (02/29 - 02/27/2025)
          • No transport provided
          Hotel Star, Megalochori

          Hotel Star

          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

          • Hotel with outdoor pool  
          • Airplane (02/11 - 02/09/2025)
          • No transport provided
          Hotel Kampanario Villa, Megalochori

          Hotel Kampanario Villa

          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

          • Hotel with indoor pool  
          • Airplane (02/11 - 02/09/2025)
          • No transport provided
          Flisvos, Megalochori

          Flisvos

          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

            • Airplane (12/10 - 12/08/2024)
            • No transport provided
            Alia Mansion By K K Santorini, Megalochori

            Alia Mansion By K K Santorini

            Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

              • Airplane (12/10 - 12/08/2024)
              • No transport provided
              White Harmony Suites, Megalochori

              White Harmony Suites

              Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

              • Hotel with outdoor pool  
              • Airplane (12/18 - 12/16/2024)
              • No transport provided
              Agistri House, Megalochori

              Agistri House

              Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                • Airplane (12/23 - 12/21/2024)
                • No transport provided
                Nontas Hotel, Megalochori

                Nontas Hotel

                Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                  • Airplane (02/24 - 02/22/2025)
                  • No transport provided
                  Elements Suites, Megalochori

                  Elements Suites

                  Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                    • Airplane (02/24 - 02/22/2025)
                    • No transport provided
                    Casa Grande Santorini Vacation Houses, Megalochori

                    Casa Grande Santorini Vacation Houses

                    Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                      • Airplane (01/09 - 01/07/2025)
                      • No transport provided
                      Art Boutique, Megalochori

                      Art Boutique

                      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                        • Airplane (12/23 - 12/21/2024)
                        • No transport provided
                        Caldera View Bungalow Resort, Megalochori

                        Caldera View Bungalow Resort

                        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                          • Airplane (01/01 - 12/30/2024)
                          • No transport provided
                          Hotel Boulas, Megalochori

                          Hotel Boulas

                          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                            • Airplane (01/01 - 12/30/2024)
                            • No transport provided
                            Seaside Studios, Megalochori

                            Seaside Studios

                            Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                              • Airplane (01/01 - 12/30/2024)
                              • No transport provided
                              4 Ambelia Paradise, Megalochori

                              4 Ambelia Paradise

                              Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                                • Airplane (02/06 - 02/04/2025)
                                • No transport provided

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