Everybody has a different definition of a perfect vacation. For some, it’s partying all night, meeting new people, and exploring new cities, while for others it is all about finding peace away from the crowd and hustle of everyday life. If you are the second type, then we have a gorgeous village for you to visit, that is not only quiet and peaceful but is an example of beauty at its best. Megalochori, a tiny getaway located on the southwestern side of Santorini, is a must-visit for people who are looking for some downtime.
Let’s Rewind a Little
Megalochori village is the complete opposite of what the city areas of the island have to offer. The village was abandoned in the 1950s, but is slowly getting restored and brought to the modern era by the people, who are also ensuring that it doesn’t lose its authenticity. As you wander around the village through its cobblestone pavements, you will find nothing but decades-old mansions, shops, and more at their best.
Staycation in Megalochori at Vedema
Although Santorini has a lot of lavish hotels for its visitors, if you want to stay somewhere where all you see from your window is mesmerizing views and nature at its best, then stay at one of its luxurious resorts. Vedema, once an old winery, was turned into a luxurious resort in 1993. In fact, back in the day, people used to visit the village especially to get a tour of this winery.
Grab a Bite at Raki
If you stay in Ducato Hotel & Villas, make sure to try out the finger-licking food at Raki. Located in the main square of the village, you can find the best breakfast that Megalochori has to offer here. Alisachni Art Gallery has a collection of over 500 drink labels for one to choose from.
Adventures in Megalochori
From visiting one of the oldest wineries in the village to exploring art and musical performances, this tiny getaway has a lot to offer. In addition to visiting that, you can also take a tour of the Symposium to enjoy music and art, make pottery at the Earth & Water Studio, and check out the leather items hand-created by Stelios Drosos, owner of Transit Mask. Also, make sure you finish off a long day at the spa in Ducato.
There’s a reason why so many people travel to Barcelona every single year. In fact, there are many reasons. This Spanish destination is the perfect mix of beach vacation and city escape and offers everything from impressive architecture to flamenco dancing and more. Of course, no European adventure would be complete without trying the traditional street food, and Barcelona is no different.
Visit any street food market in Barcelona, and you’ll find these little balls of deliciousness. Croquetas are perfectly crunchy and gooey at the same time, and there are so many different flavors to choose from. You can always guarantee they’re going to be cheesy, though.
You’re probably going to wear your bikini on the beaches of Barcelona, but you can also try one out when you’re done. That’s because this dish is a sandwich named after a famous nightclub in the city, and is very similar to the Croque monsieur we all know and love. With a Spanish twist, of course.
You knew these were coming, right? One of the best things about this traditional Spanish dish is the fact that every chef cooks them differently – and the street food vendors in Barcelona certainly know how to make these as delicious as they come. Who knew that potatoes in a sauce could taste so good?
We’ve all heard of a sandwich, but we’re gonna go ahead and assume that you’ve never tried an Entrepà before. This dish is more than a sandwich and can be found across the street food stalls and markets in Barcelona.
Tortilla De Patatas
No, this isn’t a tortilla you dunk in your bean chili. This tortilla de patatas is something much tastier and is normally made using potato, egg, and onions. It can normally be found on every tapas menu out there, and at every Barcelona street food stall.
There’s no need to go hungry in Barcelona.