Megalochori
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Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

1. Santorini: ATV-Quad Experience

Encounter the best Santorini has to offer while feeling the thrill of riding an ATV. See great architecture, natural features like a caldera, and locals-only spots on this inclusive tour. Begin your Santorini quad tour at the black beach at Persia. Kick start your day with an off-road adventure to Emporio and the Venetian Castle. Cruise a labyrinth of old, traditional streets on foot, and feel free to explore yourself. Take a few moments to enjoy a Greek coffee or juice at one of the most traditional cafes on the island. Continue through a landscape of windmills and vineyards to the village of Megalochori, considered by locals to be the most traditional in Santorini. You'll also encounter a magnificent caldera, and visit Santorini's oldest wine cellar for a tasting session. Ride along the caldera and visit the hidden, tucked away places that only the locals know about. Explore a chapel located inside a hidden cave, and enjoy a ride to Vlichada solely on off-road paths. Finally, your tour concludes with a trip back to Perissa.

Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

2. Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

Embark on a unique tour experience as you explore Santorini by electric bike. Plan your own route with your guides to see more of what you love. Choose from incredible viewpoints, traditional villages, beaches, and windmills, with tastings along the way. A luxury air-conditioned minivan will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the beachfront bike shop. Meet your guides and plan your route and stops. Then get an instructional session on how to use the Haibike AMT electric bike and try it out at the bike park. Choose your own pace and how much assist you want from the motor. Warm up on the popular beach side of the island, then start your custom guided tour. Take in the old pirate village of Emporio, where refreshing freshly-squeezed orange juice awaits. Follow donkey paths and trails to the best viewpoint of the island with a heart-shaped rock and a small chapel in the volcanic ash. Explore the traditional village of Megalochori and stop for a food and wine tasting. Enjoy local food at the Feggera restaurant, including fava beans, white eggplant salad, Dakos salad, Graviera cheese, and capers and caper leaves. Then, pick either an easy downhill route to Vlichada Beach and Vlichada port or visit the windmills of Emporio. Head back to the private black sand beach, swim in the sea, relax on the sunbeds or in the hot tub. Enjoy some refreshments before you are dropped back at your hotel.

Megalochori Village Walk: Farm Food Tasting & Winery Tour

3. Megalochori Village Walk: Farm Food Tasting & Winery Tour

Enjoy a short walking tour of Megalochori with your local guide. Discover the history of the town as you stroll along its stone pathways and admire its stunning architecture.  Visit Gavalas winery and taste four delicious, local wines, accompanied with delicacies such as Greek cheese and Paximadia. Follow your guide to Anydro Farm. Experience picturesque rural landscapes and view the fresh agricultural produce.  Learn about local cuisine and culinary traditions, as you see different seasonal ingredients. Sample a range of different food, including broad beans and cherry tomatoes, all grown on the farm. Finish your tour with another wine tasting at Venetsanos Winery. 

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What people are saying about Megalochori

This was the most unforgettable experience. Anna was an unbelievable guide who educated us on the unique wine making in Santorini from the basket vineyards to wine tasting in Gavals and Venesantos Wineries. We walked through the village of Megalochori and discussed early Santorini history and village life. After wine tasting at Gavalas in the middle of the village, we were driven to an agricultural area where local tomatoes, eggplants and cucumbers are uniquely grown. We then had a cooking lesson making traditional fava dip, tomato fritters, Greek salad, and local cooked vegetables. Afterwards we sat outside eating what we cooked and drinking wine and dancing to Greek music with Petra (who owns the farm). Then we were driven to Vensantos Winery overlooking the Caldera with the stunning views. Anna made the tour so wonderful and we left with a hug. Tasso drove us back to our place and even stopped in Firá for a quick order of loukoumades. All in all, the most incredible tour.

Such a nice guide who took us on small roads with our bikes, you do not cycle on major roads which was so good! The guide was super nice and we stopped at many nice little places. Throughout the cycling, he films and takes cards, so when you are back at the starting point, you get the film and the pictures to your phone. We did this as a family experience and our young people gave top marks. We can really recommend this trip to everyone, as you use electric bikes so this trip is suitable for everyone !! Lena with family from Sweden.

Anna and Kostas were fantastic!

Loved it! It was the only time in 2 weeks in Greece that I felt secluded from the crowds!