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

May Seven Suites Adults Only, Megalochori

May Seven Suites Adults Only

Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

    • Airplane (04/28 - 04/27/2023)
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Star, Megalochori

    Hotel Star

    Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

    • Hotel with parking  
    • Airplane (04/28 - 04/27/2023)
    • No transport provided
    Alia Mansion By K K Santorini, Megalochori

    Alia Mansion By K K Santorini

    Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Airplane (05/22 - 05/21/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Artemis Suites, Megalochori

      Artemis Suites

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Hotel with outdoor pool  
      • Airplane (06/05 - 09/25/2022)
      • No transport provided
      Thermes Luxury Villas And Spa, Megalochori

      Thermes Luxury Villas And Spa

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Hotel with outdoor pool  
      • Airplane (05/01 - 09/25/2022)
      • No transport provided
      Caldera View Resort, Megalochori

      Caldera View Resort  

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Hotel on the beach  
      • Airplane (05/23 - 05/22/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Vedema Resort, Megalochori

      Hotel Vedema Resort  

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Hotel with children playground  
      • Airplane (06/05 - 09/25/2022)
      • No transport provided
      Suites Of The Gods Cave Spa Hotel, Megalochori

      Suites Of The Gods Cave Spa Hotel

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

      • Hotel with parking  
      • Airplane (05/04 - 05/03/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Kampanario Villa, Megalochori

      Hotel Kampanario Villa

      Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

        • Airplane (04/28 - 04/27/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Alti Santorini Suites, Megalochori

        Alti Santorini Suites

        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

        • Hotel with outdoor pool  
        • Airplane (06/05 - 09/25/2022)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Grand View, Megalochori

        Hotel Grand View

        Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

          • Airplane (04/25 - 04/24/2023)
          • No transport provided
          Caldera S Dolphin, Megalochori

          Caldera S Dolphin

          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

          • Hotel with outdoor pool  
          • Airplane (06/23 - 09/15/2022)
          • No transport provided
          White Harmony Suites, Megalochori

          White Harmony Suites

          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

          • Hotel with outdoor pool  
          • Airplane (06/05 - 09/25/2022)
          • No transport provided
          Suites Of The Gods, Megalochori

          Suites Of The Gods

          Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

            • Airplane (06/23 - 09/15/2022)
            • No transport provided
            Ducato Wine Villas, Megalochori

            Ducato Wine Villas

            Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

              • Airplane (06/05 - 09/25/2022)
              • No transport provided
              Anemolia Villa, Megalochori

              Anemolia Villa

              Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

              • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
              • Airplane (05/19 - 05/18/2023)
              • No transport provided
              Caldera View Bungalow Resort, Megalochori

              Caldera View Bungalow Resort

              Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                • Airplane (06/23 - 09/15/2022)
                • No transport provided
                Villas Mansions, Megalochori

                Villas Mansions

                Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                  • Airplane (04/28 - 04/27/2023)
                  • No transport provided
                  Flisvos, Megalochori

                  Flisvos

                  Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                    • Airplane (04/28 - 04/27/2023)
                    • No transport provided
                    Hotel Mesanto Luxury Suites Megalochori Santorini, Megalochori

                    Hotel Mesanto Luxury Suites Megalochori Santorini

                    Megalochori, Santorini, Greece

                      • Airplane (05/01 - 09/25/2022)
                      • No transport provided

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