Megalochori is one of my favorite villages on the island.
It seats on the South since the 17th century, in a hollow surrounded by tones of vineyards.
It has a very chilled out atmosphere, sometime a bit ghost-ish which makes sense to me as this village was a hideaway from the pirates back in times.
Its buildings, some abandoned, some refurbished, create an intricate spider web scenario, as if they were protecting each other.
It is still mostly unknown to tourists maybe because of its position ‘far’ from the Caldera.
When I want to feel alone and get lost, which often I need, I go to Megalochori.
Its narrow streets up and down, its laziness, its solitude, makes me feel always as it was my first time there. There aren’t a lot of restaurants, cafes or shops.
You can walk around the village without meeting almost anyone.
I love its color palette, creamy and mild.
An authentic feeling runs around the village, nothing ambitious or trendy.
My favorite time of the day to be there is midday.
I know it’s a bit crazy, but the astonishing direct sunlight makes Megalochori look at my eyes as if it was a set design for a movie, and who doesn’t know how much I believe in cinema and how much I believe that fiction can be real life too?
MEGALOCHORI – ΜΕΓΑΛΟΧΩΡΙ
By Bus From Fira (Perissa or Akrotiri Direction) 15 min
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