The hilltop village of Imerovigili sits on the West coast of the island of Santorini overlooking the Aegean Sea. The picturesque resort was formally the island’s capital, though centuries ago many of its inhabitants left the area for the nearby town, and current capital, of Fira. What’s left now is a tranquil holidaying destination a little removed from the bustle of the more boisterous holiday hotspots. Its high position allows for stunning views and, once visited, you’ll know immediately why it is described as the balcony to the Aegean.
A must-do for all visitors is a boat tour to the nearby Nea Kameni volcano, where you can enjoy the majesty of one of Greece’s great wonders, then take a dip in the warm sea. For those that want a better understanding of the island, the prehistoric and maritime museums are an attraction that allows visitors to make the most of cheap Imerovigili holidays.
Within the village, you will also find numerous little churches and chapels. Just outside, there are vineyards for you to tour and sample some of the famous ware. You will also have a prime view of the beautiful ruins of a Venetian castle on Skaros Rock and, if your mood takes you, why not visit the site personally? A trip to the beaches, however, is a must if you are to make the most of cheap Imerovigili holidays and the nearby beaches of Monolithos, Kamari or Avis provides you with plenty of choice.
With Imerovigili being a quaint resort rather than a bustling metropolis, you will find its dining experience matching its general ambience. This means that locally caught seafood is a particular favourite of dining establishments, with many serving up the catch of the day.
The Blue Note restaurant is a particular favourite in serving up the aforementioned seafood, as well as plenty of traditional Greek dishes. The resort also has its share of ‘tavernas’ offering up some fresh food and a chance to relax with a drink.
Compared to much of Santorini, the resort is certainly quieter and perhaps aimed at those looking for a more relaxed time, though the nearby town of Fira will offer up plenty of evening entertainment with dance clubs, lively bars, and chilled out cafes available to ensure that whatever kind of night out you want, it is available. If you prefer a quieter night though, you can sit in one the resorts ‘tavernas’ overlooking the sea whilst trying some of the local wine for which Santorini is famous.