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Megalochori is a traditional village 6 km south of Fira, the capital of Santorini, built on the west part of the island.
Megalochori is considered as one of the island’s traditional wine producer villages among other Santorini villages. It is also very charming due to the narrow roads, the white washed houses and the beautiful churches with the traditional bell towers.
The most traditional winery in Megalochori is Gavalas Winery and the most famous is Boutari winery.
The wineries are very interesting and worthwhile visiting especially for the wine tasting and the lessons provided about the wine making procedures and the island’s history. Regarding the accommodation facilities most of Megalochori hotels are located on the west side of the village near the cliff, offering the visitors’ fantastic views of the volcano and the rest of the island.
Welcome to 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. 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.
Transfer from & to Megalochori
Santorini-Travel offers its distinguished transportation services from and to Megalochori.
Our Point to Point Transfer Services will make your transportation around the island easy, comfortable and exceptional. Our taxi & transfer services are available for:
- Private economy transfers
- VIP / Luxury Transfers
- Mini Bus / Van Transfers
- Group Transfers.
Santorini Airport (JTR) is 7 kilometres away from Megalochori. Transfer time is ~15 minutes. Price rates from Megalochori to the airport and vice versa start from 28.8€.
Transfer from Santorini Port (Athinios Port) to Megalochori
Santorini Port is 5 kilometres away from Megalochori. Transfer time is ~12 minutes. Price rates from Megalochori to the airport and vice versa start from 28.8€.
Other Popular Destinations
|Fira & Firostefani
|Perissa & Perivolos