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The name Imerovigli comes from the old Greek word “vigla” which means “observatory”. It is a unique place, offering a spectacular, panoramic view to the volcano, the caldera and over the whole island. The traditional village is located on the highest point of the caldera cliff at a height of 300m over the sea level. It is close to Fira town and offers luxurious accommodations, most of them built in traditional style, with magnificent view to caldera and the Aegean Sea.


Location: 2 km from Fira, 8 km from Oia, 9 km from airport, 11 km from port.

Transportation: Bus service to Fira and Oia, taxi

Beach: 11 km to Kamari, 10 km to Monolithos, 15 km to Perissa

Dining: Restaurants, fish restaurants, tavernas

Night life- Shopping -Banking: In Fira

Sight seeing: Skaros, Ag.Antonios church

Highlights: Panoramic view to volcano and caldera, spectacular sunsets.

Accommodation: Luxurious villas, Traditional houses, studios, apartments, with view to volcano and caldera, most of them with swimming pools



Located in the northernmost part of the island, the traditional settlement of Oia offers panoramic view to the volcano and caldera. The typical Santorinian houses built deep in the volcanic soil with whitewashed walls and colourful arches, as well as the tranquillity and special character of the village, make Oia a major attraction.

The small picturesque harbour of Amoudi, with its typical fish tavernas, is accessible from Oia by either going down the 286 steps or by donkey ride. In Oia you can watch the world famous sunset. Oia is considered “the village of artists” and many art galleries and craft shops can be found here. A variety of classy coffee shops and restaurants with local and international specialties are at your disposal as well. Oia is the ideal place for sophisticated and romantic vacation.


Location: 10 km from Fira, 17 km from airport, 19 km from port

Transportation: Bus service to Fira, car rentals, motorbike rentals, taxis.

Beach: 3 km to Baxedes beach, 19 km to Kamari, 26 km to Perissa

Dining: Restaurants serving international or Greek cuisine, tavernas, snack bars, patisseries, coffee shops, most of them on the caldera side.

Nightlife: Romantic bars on the caldera side

Shopping: Art galleries, jewellery shops, craftwork shops, hand-woven embroidery, mini markets, and bakeries.

Museums: Maritime Museum

Highlights: Panoramic view of the volcano and caldera, spectacular famous sunsets.

Accommodation: Traditional houses, hotels, studios, apartments, many with swimming pools, most of them on the caldera side with panoramic view




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