The Aegean Sea islands of Cyclades are widely considered some of the most beautiful in the world. Every year tourists flock there in the millions to partake of the glorious weather while lounging on immaculate beaches coated in golden sands. Holidaymakers are also captivated by the rich culture and laid back lifestyle of the locale’s inhabitants as well as the unique architecture of the buildings there. One of the prettiest of this circle of islands is Santorini whose volcanic features are breathtaking to behold. It is also home to the Imerovigli area where lovely holiday rentals can be found. HomeAway offers visitors to this island spacious holiday villas in Imerovigli built in lovely settings. From their homes tourists will be able to imbibe divine views over the rest of the Cyclades archipelago. To temper down the summer heat guests can cool off in the private pools there or simply turn on the air conditioning.
-Hiking: Not far from their holiday homes in Imerovigli visitors will be able to enjoy spectacular views from Skaros Rock over the expanse of the Aegean. Getting to its summit is by no means a cakewalk and adventure-seekers are advised not to attempt the climb at noon lest they collapse in the intense heat. Climbers are also warned to have their feet shod in footwear conducive for rock climbing. But their effort will be more than justified in the end with scintillating panoramas.
-Amoudi Bay: This is a great place from which to marvel at the massive caldera that characterises the island of Santorini. The island is evidence of recent volcanic activity in the area in which what was once a single island disintegrated into smaller land masses after a massive explosion. At Amoudi Bay visitors can enjoy the amazing colours the sun paints on these imposing walls of rock as it sets while sipping on a beverage at a tavern.
-Beaches: For those sun-seekers looking to develop a rich tan during their time in Greece, the is the Perissa Beach is the answer to their prayers. It is a massive carpet of soft black sand on which visitors will have no worry about crowding. From here they can enjoy the abundant sunshine and take a dip in the clear, warm waters when they feel like it. There are bars and restaurants nearby were hungry and thirsty tourists can seek relief. Kamari Beach is also nearby and magnificent for sunbathing.
-Museums: Those keen on discovering more about the geological events that lead to the formation of present day Santorini can visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. It is a small facility packed with artefacts that trace the course of prehistoric Thira from the late Neolithic to the late Cycldic period. Holidaymakers in Imerovigli holiday rentals won’t have to travel for long to get to the Fira town centre where it is located.
-Akrotiri: History buffs can continue their quest to piece together Santorini’s past with a visit to the ruins at Akrotiri. Tourists will get the feeling of having discovered a lost city as they amble through remains of houses and their contents, preserved by volcanic ash from an eruption that took place 4,000 years ago. It offers a really vivid experience as one strolls through the walkways constructed for visitors. Most of the artefacts discovered at the site were transferred to the museum.
Santorini experiences hot desert climate, one of the few places in Europe with this distinction. Summer visitors should therefore prepare for temperatures averaging between 26 and 28°C, though they will frequently shoot beyond the 30°C mark. Those destined for Imerovigli holiday homes between June and September are well advised to pack a bottle of sunscreen. Winter sees temperature averages drop into the teens. January is naturally the coldest month with 14°C averages. A bit of rainfall also experienced at this time of year
Holidaymakers will have to take a flight to Athens and then board a domestic flight that will deposit them at the Santorini Airport. This short trip will take just half an hour. From the arrivals travellers will find buses that stop at Fira Town though they’re not as frequent as one would like. They will then have to board another bus to Oia, get off at Imerovigli and find their holiday rentals.