The Best Hotels in Imerovigli, Santorini, for Every Traveller

Erossea Villa Santorini Imerovigli is an ideal choice for those in search of a little extra privacy
Erossea Villa Santorini Imerovigli is an ideal choice for those in search of a little extra privacy | Courtesy of Erossea Villa Santorini Imerovigli / Expedia
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23 December 2020

Make your way to the upscale clifftop village of Imerovigli if you’re seeking luxury on Santorini. Also known as “the balcony to the Aegean”, there are hiking trails, ancient Greek ruins and Santorini’s famous blue-domed Theoskepasti Church – plus terraced bars and high-end restaurants in the cliffs overlooking the caldera islands. From romantic five-star hotels built into caves to family-friendly resorts, here are the best hotels in Imerovigli.

Caldera Houses Imerovigli

Looking for the quintessential Santorini cave hotel experience? Caldera Houses’ 16 elegant villas have been constructed using artisanal cave building techniques. This traditional architecture is paired with bright pink bougainvillea cascading over the terraces and contemporary interiors rich in texture – like whitewashed walls, handwoven wall hangings and timber furniture. The villas are the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, with curvaceous baths overlooking the famous caldera waters, hanging egg chairs, and terraces with hot tubs; several villas also boast private cliffside pools.

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San Antonio

It doesn’t get much more romantic than this four-star boutique hotel. San Antonio has been hewn from the solid volcanic rock of Santorini’s caldera, and guests are greeted by a chapel sculpted into the rocks at the entrance. The 25 rooms and suites feature timber furnishings and traditional tile floors, alongside views over the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. There’s also an infinity pool overlooking the caldera and a terrace for romantic private dining. Alternatively, head to the Cliffside Dinner Restaurant for fine dining dishes such as marinated octopus and stuffed squid paired with unbeatable sunset views.

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24-hour front desk
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Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Erossea Villa Santorini Imerovigli

These villas and suites, set high on the cliffs of Imerovigli, are ideal for couples or families seeking privacy – and it’s also suited for large groups. There’s a two-bedroom villa with a private pool, and a three-bedroom suite level with an outdoor terrace. Both feature kitchenettes and airy living areas, while the spacious terrace can also be used for special events, including weddings and family celebrations. Breakfast is a traditional Greek offering of homemade pastries and fresh fruit, and guests are treated to a welcome platter of local delicacies – including the island’s famous Vinsanto wine.

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Absolute Bliss

The luxurious – yet surprisingly affordable – Absolute Bliss hotel in Imerovigli is aptly named. On the cliffs with views over the caldera, it boasts an outdoor swimming pool, rooms with balconies and private indoor and outdoor hot tubs – plus a small restaurant that serves meals by the pool, on the terrace or in-room. Honeymooners, or couples celebrating a special occasion, will love the Honeymoon Suite, which has both indoor and outdoor hot tubs. For something truly indulgent opt for the Absolute Luxury Spa Villa, which has its own private pool and a steam room with Chromo therapy treatments.

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Kapari Natural Resort

Kapari Natural Resort
This remarkable resort was founded 40 years ago when Rena and Takis Adamidis decided to refurbish a collection of 300-year-old cliffside cave dwellings that had been in their family for decades. The result is a beautiful combination of ancient architecture and contemporary minimalism, spilling down across multiple terraces. Opt for the private residence, which can accommodate from two to 15 guests. Plus, make sure to visit Kapari Wine Restaurant, which serves a seven-course set menu including local delicacies such as octopus and saganaki – a cheese-filled filo pastry topped with honey.
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  • Pergeri Apartments

    Stay at Pergeri Apartments if you’re searching for laid-back luxury. Each of the four apartments, which can sleep up to four guests, are built in the traditional Cycladic style, with classic timber furniture and simple yet elegant decor – think cascading pot plants in arched nooks, bright blue window and door frames set in whitewashed walls, and pretty sheer curtains. There are also fully equipped kitchens and large balconies overlooking the water, where a freshly prepared breakfast is served.

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    Remezzo Villas

    Remezzo Villas, in a former 19th-century winery, has been welcoming guests to Imerovigli for more than 35 years. The villas, which range from cosy studios to suites that sleep four, seamlessly blend the traditional architecture of the vinification space and cellars with contemporary styling. The owners particularly pride themselves on creating a romantic atmosphere for honeymooners – the Honeymoon Suite features an extravagant bathroom with rain shower and stone bathtub, as well as an expansive veranda. Looking to add an extra element of romance? The owners can also organise in-room floral arrangements, on-request massages and sunset cruises.

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    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
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    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
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    Aeifos

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    Aeifos Boutique Hotel
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    This boutique hotel has 16 luxurious rooms with private pools, hot tubs and balconies overlooking the caldera. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also an infinity pool that melts into the horizon, a gym with a sauna and on-request spa services. Breakfast is a leisurely buffet affair served by the pool, with all the usuals plus Greek- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Come evening, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at the on-site restaurant with a menu by award-winning chef Michalis Dunetas. If you’re looking to explore Santorini, the 24-hour concierge can help to arrange tours, including day cruises around the island.

    Langas Villas

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    Langas Villas
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    Choose from this collection of five self-catering apartments, suites and villas overlooking the caldera, and feel right at home in Imerovigli. Each room has a kitchenette with a kettle, kitchenware, fridge, coffee machine and stove top, as well as a spacious dining and living area. There are also private balconies with sun loungers, and the suites boast outdoor hot tubs with expansive ocean views. Breakfast, featuring fresh Greek yoghurt with local honey, is delivered to guests’ balconies each morning. Meanwhile, the friendly owners can help to organise activities, such as sunset cruises, and airport transfers.

    These recommendations were updated on December 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.