Imerovigli Santorini Private Guided Transfers
Imerovigli village is one of the most famous places on Santorini. It is located only a few kilometers far from the capital city of the island, Fira and the two places seem as one single region.
Imerovigli is not as cosmopolitan as Fira so it is the perfect place to stay if you seek peaceful and relaxing holidays. There are a lot of choices regarding hotels 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 sunset.
Imerovigli private transfers
If you travel to Santorini without paying a visit to Imerovigli you are going to miss a great opportunity to see the most breathtaking sunset in the world. Santorini tours offers you the opportunity to visit every single place in Santorini by Imerovigli private transfers or by Imerovigli guided private transfers for you and your friends.
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 housing 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 built at the end of the Byzantine period by the Venetians that came here in 13th century a.d. The whole village was built In the area around of the castle. The Castle of Skaros is one of the five castles in Santorini and people used stone as the main material for its construction. You can still see the ruins of a bridge at the central door of the castle.
After the explosion of the volcano in the year of 1650 the castle was greatly damaged and its condition became worst after an earthquake in 1817. This is why the reason that the only thing you can see now is ruins. In addition, the locals used the castle’s stones in order to build new houses when they left the area.
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