Traditional VillagesMegalochori -

One of the most picturesque village on the island!

High on History

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.

Top things to Do

Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas
The church of Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) of Megalochori or Posta is impressively built on the rim of the caldera. The church on the cliffs of Santorini’s volcanic caldera was built in a cave.
Heart of Santorini
The ”Heart of Santorini” is probably one of the most romantic spot of the island. Is definetely an amzing spot to watch the sunset with your loved one.
Food & Drinks
The local restaurants and taverns offer a wide range of typical dishes, so don’t miss the chance to try them. Greek cuisine is based on the healty Mediterranean one, but more enriched.
202 m
460 (2011)
Antonios Sigalas
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