Day Trips to Megalochori

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Our most recommended Megalochori Day Trips To

Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

1. Santorini: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure

You will start your adventure at the black sandy beach of Perivolos, before cycling through ancient paths and trails that used to connect the old traditional villages that see far fewer tourists than other parts of the island. You will visit the old traditional maze village of Emporeio, and take a short tour inside the village with a refreshing freshly squeezed orange juice from the small local café. You will then continue your ride to the famous cliff view of Caldera, where you will visit a small chapel built inside a cave of volcanic ash. Afterwards, you will take a 10 minute bike ride to the picturesque village of Megalochori, where you will visit the beautiful balcony restaurant "Feggera". Here you will be able to taste a famous local white wine, as well as some other local products. Later, you will cycle back to the black sandy beach of Perivolos, overpassing Vlichada Port. You can enjoy and relax on a private beach with refreshments, and at the end of the visit, a luxury minivan will transfer you back to your hotel.

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Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

2. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise, Winery, & Oia Sunset Combo Tour

Get picked up from your hotel to spend the morning cruising around the amazing caldera on a catamaran. Relax on a 5-hour day tour sailing to the volcanic islands of Santorini and have the chance to swim and snorkel in its crystal deep blue waters. Visit the most amazing volcanic beaches of the hot springs and the Red and the White Beach. Enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared on-board paired with unlimited Santorinian white wine and soft drinks. Return to port, get on the bus and start the shore exploration of the island. The first stop is the Venetsanos Winery, where you'll taste 3 distinctive wines while gazing over the volcano. Continue to the Wine Museum in Mesa Gonia, one of the largest estates on Santorini with a long family tradition in winemaking. Refresh your palate by tasting volcanic white wines and the island’s unique desert wine. The last stop will be Oia and Sun Spirit Bar, one of the best places to watch the sunset. Relax and enjoy your wine in this idyllic space, as the sun plunges deep into the sea.

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Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

3. Megalochori: Experienced Horse Riding Adventure

After gathering at the tour starting point with your group and guide, your tour will begin. This horse riding tour is for riders who have ridden frequently before and are confident in their abilities, with riders requiring a suitable physical level for this kind of energetic ride. Beginning from the stables in Megalochori, ride along the paths of the vineyards and continue down to Eros beach. From there, ride along the beach and then up into the canyons and ravines behind the coastline. Following the ancient trails to the cliff-side top, encounter panoramic views of the whole caldera basin and the volcano. From this vantage point, marvel at the best views over the island from the exclusive comfort of your horse. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll travel back to your tour starting point.

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Santorini: Custom Guided Tour by Electric Bike

4. 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.

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Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Santorini: Private Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Unravel the architectural beauty of Oia, perched on the steep edge of the caldera. See a cascade of beautiful cave houses. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views from the Venetian castle ruins on this private guided tour of Santorini. Make your way through the narrow cobblestone streets as blue-domed churches break the display of white. Admire the blooming flowers that appear on adorable little balconies. Let your guide show you the highest viewpoint of Profitis Ilias mountain for a majestic view of the Aegean Sea. Locate beautiful bell towers at the village of Megalochori. Learn about Santorini's local life, culture, and religion. Conclude the tour at a traditional Santorini winery. Indulge in the authentic flavors of the island as you sip on local wine made from grapes grown in the volcanic soil.

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Santorini: Countryside Hidden Paths Private Tour

6. Santorini: Countryside Hidden Paths Private Tour

Discover Santorini on this private tour through its spectacular countryside. Stroll through narrow streets and among village vineyards and see what this amazing island has to offer. Walk around the ancient inland village of Emporio. Check out its 15th-century castle and lose yourself in the narrow streets. Stroll through the vineyards at an organic local family farm. Witness traditional farming methods and try some fresh food. Explore the local history and culture with visits to striking churches and picturesque chapels. See the naturally-formed stone window known as the "Heart of Santorini." Hang out on Vlychada Beach nestled among the cliffs.

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Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

7. Santorini: Private 4-Hour Cultural Villages Sightseeing Tour

Following a convenient pickup from your starting point on the island, start your private tour by heading to the village of Pyrgos, known as the island’s historic monument. Built on the top of a hill, this settlement is home to an 18th-century Venetian castle. Explore the remains of the fortress built into small alleys and circle-shape roads by the locals to fortify the area. The town is surrounded by vineyards, chapels, churches, narrow cave houses with charming balconies, and pebbled paths. Continue your road trip by strolling the narrow pathways of the traditional village of Megalochori. This quaint settlement is made up of hundreds of small white painted houses with exquisite architecture, tiny alleys, tower bells, beautiful blue-domed churches, and underground cave houses. In this picturesque and non-touristic environment, you’ll truly be basking in the local culture and lifestyle. Next up, discover Emporio, the entryway to another era and the island's commercial center during the Venetian occupation. In medieval times, the inhabitants of this village used to build their houses side by side in small quaint streets so that they could protect themselves against pirates. Walk the narrow pathways of the Venetian castle and take memorable photos overlooking the volcanic landscape. Lastly, head to Akrotiri and visit the hidden gem of Santorini: the prehistoric Minoan Bronze Age settlement preserved in volcanic ash. One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, it was home to one of the first European civilizations. Tucked away at the southern tip of Santorini, this settlement prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a great volcanic eruption. End your private experience by returning to the starting point or another place of your preference on the island.

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What people are saying about Megalochori

This was the hi-light of our visit to Santorini. As 60 ish travelers.and avid paved road bikers we were a bit apprehensive about mountain biking. Our guides Katarina and her co- leader did a fabulous job of setting us up on our electric bikes and keeping us safe throughout our tour. The well planner route showcased so many wonderful sights and vistas.. from beach level up to 197 meters…with speeds up to 30 kph.. The electric bikes assisted in traversing hills and curves we never could have done without our guides and these awesome bikes. Our guides took turns sitting with us a lunch stop with wine and at some of the stops, each sharing their knowledge and passion for the area and it’s beauty. Pictures and videos of us were taken throughout our during our wonderful day. We even got to chill in the beach and enjoy the airdropped pictures from our group. Then we all received the Relive video of our entire trip with the stops and pictures! Fabulous! Highly recommend!

We had an exceptional experience doing this tour!! You will see SO much and find little hidden gems around every corner. This tour opened my eyes to the countryside area of the island and it is gorgeous in its own way! It was a special treat getting to visit the church on the side of the cliff and wander the small pathways in Emporio. The bikes are easy and so much fun to use. I was more interested in site seeing than getting a workout and I was able to do this easily. The uphills were a breeze. The guide is a wealth of knowledge and so friendly. I would highly recommend this 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.

Amazing day spent in the villages on the south of the island. Can’t think of a better way to explore off the beaten track. Fresh squeezed orange juice, delicious lunch and free time to have a swim in the sea at the end. They’ve literally thought of everything to make your time spent with them perfect!

Great guide, very knowledgeable about the area, wines, and traditions of the island. Highly recommend