Megalochori – wine country

This picturesque village, far removed from the tourist trail, is home to Santorini’s famed wines and boasts majestic mansions, traditional architecture, pirate hideouts and vineyards. 

A handsome bell tower frames the entrance to Megalochori. A couple of tavernas serving traditional Santorini fare (including its famed Fava with capers and domatokeftedes), whitewashed bougainvillea-covered terraces and churches with those celebrated blue domes dot the village centre.

Spiraling out from Megalochori’s sleepy town square is a maze of winding cobbled alleyways heading out in different directions. 

Predominantly vineyard country, 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. 

Megalochori has always been the thriving hub of Santorini’s wine industry. Historically, local aristocrats and merchants traded in Vinsanto wine, still one of Santorini’s key exports. Today, Santorini’s indigenous grape varieties such as Assyrtiko roll off the tongue of sommeliers worldwide and some of the finest white wines lining connoisseur’s cellars are a product of Megalochori’s unique curled vines. 

While in Megalochori, visit local vintners to get a taste of local wines and a lesson in this island’s singular wine-making tradition. 

Make some time for a swim at two of Megalochori’s beaches, far from the teeming crowds, at Plaka beach and Thermi beach, accessible only by foot. 

View tours in Santorini

With a wide variety of options including our comprehensive island tours, either semi-private or fully private, our tailored plan-your-own tours where you choose the itinerary, or our specialized winery tours visiting the island’s finest vintners, there’s always a fun & exciting experience for everyone!

6 Hours Private Island Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

With this Tour you will visit all the wonders of Santorini and taste the Santorini wines pairing with traditional Greek dishes.

4 Hours Private Wine Tour Through the Grapevine

For serious wine aficionados or visitors that simply want to taste excellent wines in the place they are born, an exciting new wine-tasting adventure on the island of Santorini. 

6 Hours Semi Private Island Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Our Semi-Private Island Tour accommodates maximum 7 people. Join our tour and explore the wonderful & magical island of Santorini!

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