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Make a holiday villa in Megalochori your home away from home

There is a group of islands off the Aegean coast in Greece known as Cyclades. Of the 220 islands that make up this locale are a smaller group that go by the name Santorini. This archipelago has long been a tourist magnet thanks to the calderas that are evidence of the recent volcanic activity that formed the islands. The inhabited islands are also known for the trademark white, single-storey houses that put a lovely white cap on the caldera like a mountain with a snowy peak. Tourists to this part of Greece can enjoy comfortable lodgings in Megalochori holiday homes which offer a unique combination of traditional Greek architecture and modern furnishings. Of the rentals offered by HomeAway, majority are magnificent, spacious villas that command stunning views. These Megalochori holiday villas also have an array of exciting facilities such as swimming pools and satellite TV.

Things to do

-Calderas: If you needed proof that Santorini is the most active section of the South Aegean Volcanic Arc, a tour of the awe-inspiring calderas will do the trick. 3,600 years ago a phenomenal explosion known as the Minoan Eruption was experienced. What was left was the caldera visible today along with the cliffs visible alongside it. one of the best places from which to enjoy the amazing shape and colours of the cliffs is the Amoudi Bay.

-Skaros Rock: More intriguing geological formations can be found when one heads to the outskirts of the town of Imerovigli. Here they will encounter the Skaros Rock which presents a formidable challenge to those looking to surmount it. Successful climbers will however enjoy breathtaking views out into the Aegean Sea.

-Ancient ruins: Plenty of history is found within the boundaries of Santorini and holidaymakers staying in Megalochori holiday homes will be keen to tour the ruins found in Kamari. This collection of centuries-old pillars and walls dates back to the 11th century BC. Visitors will certainly feel a part of Santorini’s eventful past as they amble through this site. They will also be treated to magnificent panoramas which will more than justify the arduous walk to get up the ruins.

-Museums: To complete the history lesson visitors will want to pass by the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Awaiting them here are findings from various excavations at the Akrotiri that will give tourists a good idea of how life was in the Neolithic times. Among the items on display are beautiful coloured frescoes. A visit to the Akrotiri site is essential to piecing together life in ancient Santorini. The ruins here have been wonderfully preserved by volcanic ash.

-Beaches: History aside, tourists booked into Megalochori holiday villas will be able to enjoy the bountiful Santorini sunshine from places such as the Red Beach. This is one of Santorini’s most popular beaches and is distinguished by the red cliffs that surround it. The place has quite a bit of rock and takes a bit of a hike to get to but is well worth the trouble.

Weather in Megalochori

Those who plan to spend their summer holidays in Megalochori holiday homes will be in for temperatures in the thirties. At this time of year conditions are hot and dry with rainfall averages mostly below 20mm. Autumn remains relatively warm with temperature averages still above 20°C in October. Winters are far from chilly and January is the coolest month with an average of 10°C.

Travel to Megalochori

Visitors destined for holiday rentals in Megalochori will want to try and book a flight to the Santorini or Thira National Airport. Try because the flights are not that easy to come by to this airport. Most airliners only operate seasonal flights there during summer and demand at this time for tickets is high. Those arriving at this airport can take a taxi to the village of Megalochori but may feel exploited paying close to €20 for a 10 minute ride.

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                                                                                            Stylish conversion bags of character great views

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            This carefully and lovingly restored Santorinian traditional house has alot to boast about. First off the accommodation has bags of character and combines rustic charm with all the mod cons you d expect from a holiday home. Complete with a small private pool outdoor bbq area and lovely outside dining area its just perfect for enjoying the Greek weather. And the views from the terrace over the village with its blue domed churches down to the sea are lovely. Inside we appreciated the space. It never felt crowded and the 2 bathrooms were ideal. The owners Christine and Mark live close by and were extremely welcoming and friendly. Whats more they were able to recommend places to eat which we thoroughly enjoyed. All in all highly recommended and good value for money.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                            Amazing villa! Amazing experience!

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            We were 3 families traveling together, from toddlers to preteens, and the space couldn't have been more perfect and the staff was super accommodating, accessible and the location was just amazing. Sunsets are spectacular and the charm of the villa and Megalochori are really authentic. I would definitely be returning!!!!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                            Great place to stay

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            The house is a great place to stay in the nice village Megalochori. Great view from the terrasse.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Oct 2016