Imerovigli Santorini Hotels

Imerovigli Hotels in Santorini

The Island of Santorini, which is officially known as Thira (or Thera) to the Greeks is a relatively small island, only ninety six square kilometers located between the Greek mainland and Turkey. Over the centuries the island has seen many battles as the ancient Greek and Turks use to butt heads frequently over many of the islands in the Cyclades.

Situated in the far north of the island, the village of Imerovigli used to be an important part of the islands early warning system as the village’s positioning offers a fabulous view of the surrounding ocean and used to allow residents of the island the opportunity to spot invaders or pirates long before they actually reached the shore.

The name of Imerovigli means “the Day Watch”. The village got its name as a derivative from the words “Imera” that means “Day” and “Vigla” that means “Observatory”. Its close proximity to Fira means that a large variety of shops and restaurants is nearby and many visitors to the island appreciate the location of Imerovigli as it offers some seclusion from the large crowds that can be found staying in the Santorini hotels situated in Fira, the capital of the Island. Nearby to the village there is also the site of an ancient castle which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1956.

Not as popular for tourists as some of the better known villages on the island, Imerovigli still has a wide range of Santorini hotels on offer which are suitable for most budgets. In addition to the Santorini hotels there are also suites, apartments and studios to rent which is an alternative to typical Santorini hotels offering in that they are rooms, apartments, studios and suites that are more self service oriented but still have many of the facilities you would expect to find in Santorini hotels such as large verandas for watching the spectacular Santorini sunset and swimming pools.

There are marvelous hotels in Imerovigli Santorini, most of them built in the front part of the cliffs, with traditional “cave style” buildings. In Imerovigli there are some of the best luxury hotels of Santorini, featuring high class facilities and services of top quality. They offer outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, sun terrace, restaurant, spa and wellness center, and balconies with amazing views to the caldera and the Aegean sea. These luxury hotels operate from April to October.