Locations in Santorini
Megalochori means 'big village' but Santorini's Megalochori might not be big in size but in beauty. Megalochori is probably the most representative village of Santorini that combines traditional architecture with small houses built in the volcanic rock. People in Megalochori have kept alive a lot of the everyday life of past times and here you will feel the real Santorinian lifestyle. Don't miss the winery of Boutari, one of the most famous in Greece and the church of Panagia with the rare byzantine icon of Virgin Mary.
Imerovigli is a village with many churches, small traditional houses and a typical Cycladic atmosphere with the narrow paved streets. Is located 3 klm away from Fira and is known as 'the balcony of the Aegean' as it is built at the rim of the volcanic crater in 300 m. high and offers one the most stunning views to the Caldera. Choose the old path that crosses Imerovigli and enjoy your walk and don't forget to visit the Venetian castle of Skaros.
Oia, pronounced E – ah, or Pano Meria, is located in the northern part of Santorini, overlooking the Caldera looking southwards. The village is said to resemble a fishbone in its layout as its main pedestrian thoroughfare reaches across the top of the cliff and branches out downwards on either side.
Revered in many idyllic images of Greece and the Greek islands, characteristic classic views of Oia, are the bright white and blue hues of churches cascading down cliffs, against the stunning backdrop of the azure blue Aegean Sea. Narrow passageways showcase exceptional houses, churches, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and gift shops.