Megalochori

Megalochori

Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages of the island and its existence can be tracked back to the middle of the 17th century. It is located in the southwestern part of the island, about 9 km from Fira.

The many vineyards that surround the settlement are a testament to its fertile soil, which the inhabitants have been exploiting for years, producing fine wine. There are three wineries you can visit in the village (Venetsanos, Gavalas and Boutaris winery), where you can learn about the production of wine and the history of winemaking and, of course, enjoy unique volcanic varieties of wine. In the center of the settlement are the churches Panagia ton Eisodion and Agioi Anargyroi. Wander the cobbled streets of the village and you will end up in the main square where you will find traditional cafes, taverns and other shops.
The settlement extends to the caldera to the west, where you can walk the trail to the church Panagia stin Plaka and visit the beach Thermi with the small church of Christ that is carved in the rock.