About Area

About 4 km southeast of Fira, the lovely village of Messaria boasts, apart from its Cycladic inland charm, some of Santorini’s finest wines.  Its very name in Greek suggests its location almost in the middle of the island, so convenient, distance-wise, for visiting the caldera, the beaches, the archaeological sites and all the other places of interest.

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Surrounded by gardens and vineyards, Messaria will impress you with its outstanding architecture, a striking blend of the aristocratic with the traditional: as you stroll along its narrow alleyways, you’ll admire old neoclassical mansions standing next to small white houses in the characteristic Cycladic style.  The village’s numerous taverns offer a variety of authentic Greek dishes and lively entertainment in their colorful atmosphere, while wine-tasting in Messaria is, more than anywhere else in Santorini, an exquisite experience, since the area is responsible for the island’s biggest wine production.

Don’t miss a visit to the churches of Metamorphosis of Sotirosand Agia Irini, both dating from the late 17th century.  And, although there are frequent bus connections and taxi services, it’s worth taking a long walk back from Fira under the moonlight, provided you are romantic and fit enough.  Other paths, passing right outside the Markezinis Suites entrance, are ideal for hiking around the peaceful area.

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