Imerovigli Village in Santorini

Information About Imerovigli

Imerovigli Santorini: Immerovigli is a picturesque village situated at the north of Santorini, only 2 km away from the capital of Fira. It is a continuation of Fira and one of the most beautiful balconies of the island. 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 during the old times it allowed villagers to see the pirate ships approaching. Today, Immerovigli is one of the recognized traditional settlements.

Hotels and traditional houses are plentiful in Imerovigli. There are also many taverns and cafes with stunning views to the caldera. In front of Immerovigli lies an enormous rock called Scaros.On top of it is 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 the ultimate romantic destination.

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4.5/5.0
3 Reviews
Guest 2007-08
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.
Guest 2006-11
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
Guest 2010-06
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.

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