Santorini Imerovigli

Information about Imerovigli

Imerovigli Santorini: Immerovigli is a picturesque village situated at the north of Santorini, only 3.5 km away from the capital of Fira. It is a continuation of Fira and one of the most beautiful balconies of the island, as located on a higher cliff. The name of Imerovigli comes from the word vigla which means "view spot". The position of the village provides a clear view of the caldera and the volcano, and during the old times it allowed villagers to see the pirate ships approaching. Today, Immerovigli is one of the recognized traditional settlements.

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Hotels and traditional houses are plentiful in Imerovigli. There are also many restaurants and cafes with stunning views to the caldera.

In front of Immerovigli lies an enormous rock called Skaros. On top of it was a castle that was built during the 13th century but it was abandoned in the early 1800s. The castle housed all the administrative offices of the island. This part of the island collapsed after an earthquake, and only the huge hill of Scaros is left today.

Immerovigli has numerous chapels and churches built on the rocks overlooking the blue sea.
The village is known as a great romantic destination.

How to get to Imerovigli

There are many different ways to get to Imerovigli from any location on the island.
Airport to Imerovigli: 8 km / 4.9 miles | Port to Imerovigli: 11.7 km / 7.2 miles | Fira to Imerovigli: 3.5 Km / 2.1 miles

Tours: Discover Imerovigli with an organized tour of Santorini, starting from 35€.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Imerovigli and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.

Public transfers: In Imerovigli village lies the 4th stop of the bus route Fira > Oia. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Oia approximately every hour. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Santorini airport to Imerovigli: There’s a bus station at the airport located between the arrivals and departures buildings. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Fira village, which is 5 km away. There is a bus from Santorini airport to Fira approximately every hour. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Imerovigli, following the route Fira > Oia.
From Santorini port (Athinios) to Imerovigli: The bus station is located on the port of Santorini. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Santorini can take a bus to Fira Central bus station, which is 8.5 km away. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Imerovigli, following the route Fira > Oia.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Reviews of Imerovigli, Santorini

4.5/5.0
3 Reviews
  • susie67 02 Jun 2010
    Calm alternative
    Imerovigli is a small village set atop the highest cliff in Santorini. I visited Fira first and then I came to know about this village. It is like is a suburb to the capital of Santorini, Fira. The altitude of Imerovigli once helped the inhabitants to keep a tap on the pirate ships coming towards Santorini for loot.

    Imerovigli is not very crowded by tourists. It is a quiet place and gives some of the best views of the volcano and the caldera. A huge stone, called Skaros by the locals, stands in front of Imerovigli. I got to know from the locals that this stone was once a part of this land but got detached due to the earthquake that hit this island in the year 1956.

    There are many hotels in Imerovigli but the atmosphere is very scenic, not crowded at all. I believe it gives a calm alternative to Fira if you are looking for accommodation. Fira is a transport hub and has lots of bars, so probably it would result busy for some, but Imerovigli remains calmer all day round.
  • Giovani_T 09 Aug 2007
    A picturesque village with great atmosphere
    Hello, I'm Italian and I'm 23 years old. While I was in Santorini I decided to go to Imerovigli village because some friends recommended it. I was staying in Kamari, and I got to Imerovigli by a scooter. The condition of the road was not so good, but I really enjoyed the trip to the village. I also used a map.
    The village is picturesque with labyrinth streets and beautiful architecture. Also it is clean, perched on a hill, with offering views, restaurants, cafes, and has a great atmosphere.
    In the village can be found things such as telephone, bank, mini market, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops, travel agencies, museums, hotels and other accommodations.
    My favorite thing about it was the offering view.
    The only thing I would suggest to the authorities to fix is some streets.
    I really liked this place and I would definitely come back again.
    A tip for future visitors would be to visit all villages of the island.
  • J_Adamas 22 Nov 2006
    The most beautiful village on the island
    Nationality: British

    Age: 21

    -How did you get to Imerovigli village: By car

    -Where is your accommodation located: Perissa beach

    -How much time did it take you to reach the village: 20 minutes

    -What are the conditions of the roads that take you to Imerovigli village: Adequate

    -Did you enjoy the trip to Imerovigli village: Yes very much

    -In order to get to the village were enough signs in order to find it: I used a map

    -Why did you choose Imerovigli village: Known as one of the most beautiful villages on the island

    -How would you describe Imerovigli village: Picturesque, labyrinth streets, beautiful architecture, clean, perched on a hill, by the sea, great atmosphere

    -Can everything; one might need, be found in the village: Telephone, bank, mini market, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops, travel agencies, museums, internet cafes, hotels and other accommodations

    - Did the village meet your expectations? Yes Rate: 9/10

    - Favorite thing about the village: The white buildings and the view of the Caldera

    - Is there anything that you don’t like about the village or things that should be done by the authorities to improve it or is something missing:

    Nothing, just continue keeping it traditional and if you can try to have a picnic.

    - Would you come to this village again: No, not enough time

    Other recommended villages? Oia

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