Imerovigli Santorini

Imerovigli Santorini

Imerovigli Santorini village is one of the most famous places in the island of Santorini. It is located only a few kilometers from the capital city of the island, Fira and in the eye the two places look like one single region.

The lifestyle here is not as cosmopolitan as in Fira so is the right place to stay if you would like peace and relaxation for your holidays. There a lot of chooses in hotels here and you can also find anything you need as there are a lot of shops, restaurants, bars and cafeterias where you can enjoy the amazing view of the sunrise.


History of Imerovigli

The name of Imerovigli came from the combination of a Greek and a Latin word. The first word is imera, it is Greek and it means day, the second word is vigilare, it is Latin and it means take a look outside. The village of Imerovigli is reported as a transitional house development and there are clear instructions of what architecture the buildings must have.

The castle of Skaros was the capital of the island since the 18th century. The old castle was build at the end of the Byzantine period from the Venetians that came here at 13th century a.c.. In the area around of the castle was build the whole village. Castle of Skaros is one of the five castles in Santorini and people used stone as the main material. You can steel see the ruins of a bridge at the central door of the castle.

After the explosion of the volcano at the year 1650 the castle had large damages which grown bigger after an earthquake at 1817, that is the reason that the only thing you can see now is ruins and nothing more. In addition the local people took the stones to used them in order to build new houses when they left the area.