Endless views and tangerine sunsets
Balanced at the highest point on the caldera, Imerovigli could be the best vantage point on Santorini – and that’s saying something. The island is world-famous for its views, and Imerovigli has earned the nickname ‘the balcony of the Aegean’ for its stunning vistas.
Sugar-cube houses and whitewashed churches fill the hillside, finished with their signature blue domes. Sightseers, enjoy – you’ve got plenty to soak up here, with a cluster of local tavernas and pavement cafes where you can stop for a rest and a cold drink.
If you fancy a breather on the beach, you can be on the island’s black-sand stretches in around 20 minutes.
The flight to Santorini is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Santorini airport to Imerovigli is approximately 20 minutes.
Like most Greek islands, Santorini’s long summer months stretch from April through to September or October. The dry, sunny spring months are warm enough for beach-going and sightseeing, and average highs top 30°C in July and August.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.