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Megalochori village


A stroll in the village is a must as you will be amazed of the Cycladic architecture. Megalochori village is one of the most picturesque and traditional settlements on the island with much to offer. The square of the village hosts an array of beautiful flowers, plants and shady trees. There you will find cozy and romantic little restaurants, shops and one of the oldest wineries on the island. In a most authentic Greek island setting, the churches with the high tower bells carry the island's trademark. The vineyards, the unique style of the white washed homes, the pebble-stoned narrow streets and traces of the Venetian influence make it irresistible for photo shooting. The Megalochori caldera connects to other fascinating paths leading to little chapels, old windmills and secluded beaches. Breathtaking views! Don't miss out on this remarkable village!

Being centrally located makes it convenient for a short drive to all parts of the island. Less than 200 meters away you will find a supermarket, pharmacy, international press store, bakery and a gas station. The best beaches on the island are only a 5-7 minute drive.


Relevant information

Santorini has no rivers, and water is scarce. Until the early 1990s locals filled water cisterns from the rain that fell on roofs and courts, from small springs, and with imported assistance from other areas of Greece. In recent years a desalination plant has provided running, yet non-potable water to most houses. Since rain is rare on the island from mid-spring till mid-autumn, many plants depend on the scant moisture provided by the common, early morning fog condensation on the ground as dew. The home has a built underground water tank for common use and it’s filled regularly by a local water supplier (not potable). Consequently, being environmentally conscious and conserving water is very much appreciated.