Imerovigli is very near, about 3km N.W. of Fira. Its location near the edge of the cliff, its name, of the day - Vigla, as well as the time when it was built, show that during the years of the pirate's attacks it had been a daily observatory. The Viglator-guarde watched the sea, and, if pirates appeared, apprised the population of the approaching danger.
Today, some of the loveliest hotels on the island, as well as numerous rented rooms are found in Imerovigli . Your first image are couples embracing - spending days and nights on the verandas and by the pools. Couples in love actually create this Imerovigli's profile. Romance, view and peace. You will find no clubs here in Imerovigli , and there are very few restaurants and shops. You won't miss any of them, however. Fira is only five minutes by car and 20 minutes on foot using the path along the Caldera that passes trough Firostefani.
The day in Imerovigli begins with breakfast on the balcony or by the pool, looking at one of the most beautiful views in the world. Don't be surprised if the Caldera keeps you rooted until late in the evening.
The evening hours are the best for a walk up to Skaros, the lonely rock that rises up from the sea in front of Imerovigli. It is here that the Venetians had built their most important fortified settlement, where the seat of the Venetian administration of the island was actually located. If you follow the path and walk down towards the deserted rock, you will find yourselves within ruins of the Venetian town. Imerovigli is a village for the summer and the Caldera is privilege for the hotels, which seem to "move lower down" towards the sea year after year.