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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.
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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