Holidays to Imerovigli
Imerovigli is a picturesque village, and fantastic holiday destination on the Greek island of Santorini. The town is an extension of the capital Fira, but lies a little higher up the cliff face. In fact, the view from Imerovigli is so stunningly beautiful, that the town has been nicknamed the ‘balcony to the Aegean’. Thanks to the quiet nature of the village, and its laid-back atmosphere, holidays to Imerovigli tend to be a hit with families… and anyone who likes to unwind and enjoy a taste of the easy life!
Holidays to Imerovigli – relaxing and rural
Imerovigli is a relaxed and rural village where visitors will have a chance to enjoy the famous Greek hospitality. It’s generally much quieter than both the capital and Santorini’s beach resorts. Imerovigli’s narrow streets are lined with seafood restaurants, bars, cafés and shops, and everywhere you’ll see examples of the famous Cycladic architectural style.
The town also boasts a selection of beautiful churches – two of the best examples are the church of Ai-Stratis in the centre, and the elegant Monastery of Saint Nikolaos, which can be found on the road to Fira.
One of the most famous landmarks in Imerovigli is the massive rock known as Skaros. This dramatic outcrop was once attached to the mainland, and the 13th century Venetian castle on its summit served as the administrative centre for the whole island. It came loose in 1800 however, when the island was rocked by enormous earthquakes. Nowadays it is possible to get a boat trip out into the bay and circle around this breathtaking natural wonder.
Holidays to Imerovigli also offer a wide range of options for day trips and excursions. The island boasts a number of beautiful beaches, and many of these can be reached within 15 minutes! You’ll find perfect conditions for swimming and sunbathing here, on the fine black sands that characterise Santorini’s beaches. There are also a wide selection of water sports on offer – ranging from energetic pursuits such as windsurfing and jet skiing, to the excitement of exploring deep beneath the waves, as you embark on a scuba diving tour!
Alternatively, it is only 2km from Imerovigli into the island’s capital, Fira – a fascinating town rich in culture and heritage, as well as boasting a very lively nightlife!
Great value holidays in Imerovigli
Lastminute.com is the best place to go to find an affordable holiday to Imerovigli. The peaceful nature of the town makes it perfect for those in search of a little relaxation, and you’ll find it far more affordable than the big beach resorts. What’s more, from Imerovigli you’re within easy reach of the island’s capital, as well as its fantastic beaches! Book your holiday to Greece today.