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Monday, June 14, 2010


Situated to the south of Athinios, Megalochori is the first village we meet when we arrive at Santorini by boat, after climbing Athinios port. It is located among Pyrgos, Emporio and Akrotiri at a distance of less than 5km from Fira. This inland village belies its name (“Big Village”), having only a couple of hundred inhabitants.
Megalochori combines traditional architecture with vaulted houses and “calderimia” (stone-cobbled narrow pathways). It is a lovely choice as a handy base for exploring the island: it is close to Fira, and within easy reach of Akrotiri and the beaches of Perissa, Perivolos, Agios Georgios and Vlyhada of the South coast. It is a tranquil place to enjoy lunch or dinner in the various taverns and restaurants, serving delicious local specialties.
Leave your car and walk through it. Admire the cobbled streets, the yards that are full of flowers, the tiny houses and above all the fine bell towers of the churches that pop up harmoniously in the landscape.For those of you who like adventure, we suggest a visit to the remote beaches of caldera, Plaka and Thermi. There is no access by car and therefore, so be well prepared with sports shoes, hats and plenty of water.Useful links for Megalochori
Hotels Hiking Agios Nikolaos - Megalochori

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