Imerovigli in Santorini has to be one of the prettiest places in the Greek islands. Perched on top of a cliff this lovely village overlooks the volcanic islets of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia.
With impressive views of the volcano, breathtaking Santorini sunsets and some of the best Santorini luxury hotels on the island this village offers visitors the perfect holiday vacation destination.
There's no shortage of fabulous Santorini luxury hotels to choose from in Imerovigli. Many offer the best locations atop the Caldera cliff to view the famous Santorini sunsets.
This location is one of the top choices for Santorini weddings and honeymooners or those romantic and love-struck couples celebrating anniversaries.
Amongst the Santorini luxury hotels there are some offering renovated cliff top cave suites built in classic Aegean architectural style.
Many of the 5 star hotels offer spa treatments for none residents of the hotel, so you can just walk in to arrange an appointment.
Imerovigli is a quiet little village with just a few tavernas and fish restaurants.
The Blue Note Restaurant has a fabulous view and serves carefully prepared traditional Greek & International dishes, local specialities, seafood, fresh fish & lobster.
Another two lovely place to dine in the village of Imerovigli are at the Taverna Imerovigli and the Skaros Fish Taverna opposite the Skaros rock. Both offer great cuisine and friendly service at reasonable prices.
Both serve the catch of the day, simply prepared with garlic and lemon and are extremely tasty. Wash your sunset meal down with a glass or two of the local Santorini wine whilst you admire the stunning view.
If you want to walk your dinner off try a romantic walk along the cliff path. And if you're looking for a more upbeat nightlife, with perhaps a cocktail or two head into nearby Fira.
This holiday destination is found in between Fira, the capital of Santorini and the gorgeous Oia. It's a great location to act as a base to visit the other surrounding villages and beach resorts throughout the island.
The village has a wonderful view of a ruined Venetian castle atop the giant rock named Skaros. Shaken badly by earthquake the romantic ruined castle draws visitors to admire its rugged beauty and to watch in wonder the famous Santorini sunset.
The castle is well worth a visit as it dates back to the 13th century and guarded successfully threats from attack for 600 years. Follow the old path from Imerovigli to Skaros Rock to view the Venetian fortress.
Don't forget to visit one of the nearby Santorini Wineries for wine tasting and picking up some bargains. You can find Sigalas Winery at nearby Oia. Time your visit just right and you could be toasting the spectacular sunset view from the Sigalas winery patio with the finest wines Santorini produces. The famous Santorini sunset is spectacular when viewed from Oia.
You'll also find in and around the village several little churches and chapels. The Church of the Panagia Malteza is adorned with carved wood panels inlaid with gold icons and well worth a visit. It gets its name from an icon that was found in the sea close to Malta.
The church of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) is also found in Imerovigli. The feast day for the church is the 29th of August when the locals have a feast with plenty of delicious food and Santorini wine, traditional Greek dancing and music. Visitors are made very welcome.
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