“Megalocori means ‘big village’ in Greek – but actually it’s rather small.”
Sleepy Megalocori sits in the heart of Santorini’s wine producing area. But if you visit during the grape harvest, you won’t find it quite so sleepy after all, The village erupts into a wine-making frenzy, with grapes drying out in the sun and laden baskets of fruit being carried through the streets. Roll up to one of the village’s wineries to taste the local produce – Boutaris, Antoniou and Iliopoulis are three of the most well-known. Of course, you can always sample the local wine at one of the tavernas in the village square. Spend low key evenings chatting over lemon-drizzled calamari or slow-roasted Kleftiko lamb. By day, it’s an easy trip to the beaches of the south coast where you can swim and sunbathe when it’s too hot to do anything else. But save some time to pop into one of the pretty churches in Megalocori. Panaghia ton Isodion is renowned for its wood carved screen, whilst Aghios Nicolaos Marmaritus dates back to the 4th century BC and was once a Greek temple. Holiday here on the 1st July or the 15th August, and you’ll catch one of the vibrant local festivals, when locals parade through the streets with religious effigies and candles. And if you crave a little more action at any other time of year, you can always spend an evening in Thira’s lively restaurants and bars nearby. However we think you’ll be seduced by the lazy pace here in Megalocori.
Find the cheapest late deals to Megalocori leaving in the next six weeks.
Our hotels and apartments in Megalocori include Suites of the Gods.
About 10km from Thira on the southwest of Santorini