Magical Megalochori

Megalochori is our next stop and it’s another picturesque village. Its existence is recorded all the way back to the 17th century.

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Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses and wine canavas it is a colourful, traditional little place. Apparently it has a history of merchants exporting the Vinsanto wine that the island still produces.

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One striking feature of the historical homes and mansions are the high walls, inner courtyards and solid wooden door entrances, built for privacy and for safety against marauding pirates.

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In the center of the village, there is a pretty little traditional square with taverns, restaurants and trees providing welcome shade and relaxation.

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The square is the heart and soul of Megalochori, a gathering place for the locals to play a game of cards or ‘tavli’ (backgammon).

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Spiraling out in all directions is a maze of winding cobbled streets and smooth edged pathways, just waiting to be discovered.

Next up we take a peek inside one of the traditional cave houses in the village and enjoy a riot of colour.

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