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About Imerovigli

Imerovigli is only 2kms from Thira, Santorini's capital, but the peace here makes it feel like further. The famous sunset views include beautiful Thira town and Imerovigli's own lovely sugar cube buildings and churches. Book into one of our pick of the best places to stay in Imerovigli, then stroll down the narrow, paved paths which wind around the amphitheatre of the caldera and watch the sun go down from Imerovigli.

Things not to miss:

  • The town's beautiful Cycladic churches retain pride of place. Some of the best are Ai-Stratis and the Monastery of Saint Nikolaos.
  • Skaros is a 13th century Venetian castle, definitely worth visiting.
  • With some of the best sunsets on the Aegean, make sure your primed and ready as the sun goes down.

Gentle and charming, it's hard not to get swept away by the wonder of the place that's called the 'balcony to the Aegean'. Our selection of the best places to stay in Imerovigli range from lovely traditional Greek hotels to luxurious modern resorts.

For complete relaxation

  • Hotel Afroessa is a traditional, reasonably priced collection of fabulous sea view rooms and maisonettes. Almost every room has a private balcony, where an excellent breakfast is served each morning.
  • For a relaxing family holiday, the Astra Suites are one of the best places to stay. This collection of funky rooms, suites and apartments have bright splashes of colour - some with private balconies, some with private jacuzzis and some with self catering facilities. There's also a lovely Greek restaurant.
  • Chic and modern, the Avaton Resort & Spa is right on the path between Fira and Oia, just on the outskirts of Imerovigli, the view is unadulterated with the lights of other hotels and restaurants. For the ultimate away-from-it-all vista, without actually being in the middle of nowhere.

For the ultimate in luxury

  • Cut into the cliff edge, Grace Santorini is a haven of wonderful luxury designed to perfectly complement the spectacular surroundings. This hotel keeps the decor simple and makes the most of every view. Grace does that to stylish effect with the largest infinity pool on Santorini, an excellent restaurant with a sea view and a chic but simple spa.
  • The cavernous rooms and suites of the Kapari Natural Resort are cut from similar cloth, but also have a great wine bar and some suites with hot tubs on private terraces. They're also one of the few luxury hotels in Santorini to welcome children, so this is a good bet for a family looking for luxury.

For honeymoon heaven

  • Chromata adds to the beauty of the surroundings by being a collection of cave houses built into Santorini's cliffs and having an almost impossibly beautiful infinity pool. What makes it perfect for honeymooners are the private cave pools and the clear plexiglass bridge, which spans the main infinity pool and can be set for supper for two. How memorable is that!
  • San Antonio is another luxurious and spectacular offering in Santorini: white chic perched right on the cliff top. Honeymooners will love the hotel's excellent spa - which of course has amazing views - the private outdoor sea view hot tubs and the gourmet restaurant.
  • The Vasilicos brims with luxury and intimacy, offering seven heavenly sea facing suites. It's ideal for soaking up the relaxing atmosphere and enjoying the staggering beauty of Imerovigli's setting. Take part in a wine tasting session or simply luxuriate by the pool.

For an apartment or villa

Travel Information

  • The best option is to fly into Santorini Airport, three miles frm Imerovigli.
  • Daily boat services run between Pireaus and Santorini.
  • For those interesed in hiring a car, we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars.
  • For those in search of sun, the best time to visit Imerovigli is from May to September.

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    Best Hotels in Imerovigli

    • San Antonio 25 rooms from £351

      Imerovigli

      Five Star luxury and Santorini chic from the cliff top. Gorgeous all white suites with private jacuzzis, butler service and balconies. Gourmet restaurant, extensive spa, and all-round perfection. An ideal choice for romantics, honeymooners, and weddings.

      Views  -  Stunning uninterrupted views of the caldera
      Honeymoons
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
      Wellbeing
      Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Small Luxury Hotels
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    • The Vasilicos 7 rooms from £339

      Imerovigli (Thira)

      The Vasilicos is located in the viIlage of Imerovigli, high in the mountains of Santorini. Boasting spectacular sea views, the hotel offers seven simple chic suites which all feature a spacious terrace. Choose your own menu and enjoy a private candlelit dinner for two at sunset! A stunning spot.

      Total relaxation  -  Spend your days lounging by the pool sunbathing or book yourself in for a massage to truly unwind
      Romantic Break  -  Peaceful surroundings, chic accomodation and spectacular views-perfect for a romantic getaway
      Great walks  -  Join one of the various walking tours around the island to truly explore the area's beauty
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection
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    • Hotel Ilioperato 11 rooms from £125

      Imerovigli

      A lovely Four star hotel with a collection of rooms and apartments that have small kitchenettes and private balconies. Fantastic sea views, traditional Santorini white and blue decoration, swimming pool. Excellent value, very romantic.

      Views  -  Stunning caldera views
      Value chic
      Romantic Break
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool with amazing sea views
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    • Hotel Afroessa 10 rooms from £88

      Imerovigli

      A traditional hotel with fabulous sea views, understated rooms and maisonettes, and fantastic breakfasts from private balconies. A romantic understated spot, and great value too.

      Views  -  Stunning views from every room
      Romantic Break
      Value chic
      Great walks  -  Easy access to the "Caldera Trail" which links Oia and Fira
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    • Kapari Natural Resort 19 rooms from £250

      Imerovigli

      Very luxurious rooms and suites carved from the cliff face. Neutral tones, natural materials, clean lines, plus all the mod cons and a few private hot tubs. Excellent wine bar and restaurant with fantastic sea views. Romantic and very chic.

      Views  -  Stunning views of the Caldera
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Honeymoons
      Romantic Break
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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    • Avaton Resort & Spa 7 rooms from £218

      Imerovigli (Thira)

      Fantastically chic all white hotel with an extensive bar and fantastic Mediterranean restaurant. Rooms and suites in neutral tones have private balconies, dreamy sea views, and all the modern gadgetry. Minimalist designs, indulgent spa, and calming views. Very romantic.

      Views  -  Excellent sea and sunset views
      Spa breaks
      Wellbeing
      Beach Life
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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    • Grace Santorini 22 rooms from £526

      Imerovigli

      A hotel cut from the cliff's edge with wow factor views and indulgent surroundings. All white rooms, suites and a palatial villa with fabulous private balconies and hot tubs. Lovely Mediterranean restaurant and extensive spa. Truly romantic and luxurious.

      Views  -  Panoramic sea views
      Honeymoons
      Romantic Break
      Swimming Pool  -  Wonderful infinity pool with stunning sea views - the largest of its kind on Santorini
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape
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    • Astra Suites 27 rooms from £184

      Imerovigli

      Wonderful boutique hotel with funky rooms and suites. Splashes of bright colour throughout all white rooms, all with private balconies, some with private jacuzzis. Lovely Greek restaurant and swimming pool lounge area. Great for romantic getaways and family holidays.

      Views  -  Panoramic views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea
      Honeymoons
      Romantic Break
      Swimming Pool  -  Cliffside infinity pool
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Johansens
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    • Remezzo Villas 12 rooms from £105

      Imerovigli (Santorini)

      Nestled on the cliffside, the restored 18th century villas have classic Cycladean features: white washed walls, vaulted ceilings & curved edges. Spacious suites and rooms with private balconies for enjoying the jawdropping views. No restaurant but a short walk from local eateries. Totally romantic.

      Views  -  Fabulous views over the Aegean Sea
      Sailing  -  Santorini Sailing
      Outstanding location
      Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    • Chromata 25 rooms from £320

      Imerovigli

      Tradition meets cool contemporary on the most spectacular island in Greece. A series of cave houses in the cliffside, with white on white decor broken with stylish aztec bed throws. Impossibly perfect infinity pool and an intimate poolside restaurant both boast killer views. Ideal for honeymooners.

      Honeymoons  -  Sun, sea in a wonderously romantic honeymoon suite with private terrace, secluded Jacuzzi and sleek modern interiors.
      Sailing  -  Sail around the island and take in the stunning white villages and deserted beaches.
      Restrictions on children  -  Not suitable for children under thirteen
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith
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