Sumptuous mansion with private garden, pool and extensive terraces, sleeping 6
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Oasis in Imerovigli
This property was an oasis from the crowds and tourists in Santorini during peak season of summer. The villa is architecturally pleasing, understatedly elegant, and perfectly located. You can walk to coffee each morning, the local market, and are literally steps away from the most glorious sunsets ever. Down the block is an absolutely breathtaking view of Skaros rock! Johan was the perfect host, arranging airport transits, and responding quickly to any question. If you want the sights of Santorini yet serenity and privacy, this villa is the perfect locale.
Best location on the island
We went to Santorini for a wedding that turned out to be fifty yards away so this villa was quite a find! We loved Imerovigli because it is away from the crowds of Oia and Fira but easy to get there when you want to. The pictures do not do the view justice! There are clear sea views and you must go to the roof at night for star gazing. You can be in a restaurant or taverna in 2 minutes yet not hear a sound at night. The kitchen and baths are great and have every modern convenience. We did the hike to Oia which was spectacular and took a taxi here me for 25€. If your fit do that, you won’t regret it! Johans tips on restaurants were spot on. I recommend if you rent a car get it from Jimmys right there in the village so he can park it at night as village parking can get tight but rent from home m and he’ll have a spot for you plus he’s 1/3 the hertz price at the airport. It is probably one of the biggest villas and the pictures are real! What is not clear in the listing is just how close you are to everything and how quiet it is yet steps from the great caldera views. Don’t hesitate on this one if it is available!
Not what was advertised
The best thing about the villa was the location. You are close to restaurants and the drive or walk to other areas is very short. The pictures on line are not reflective of the actual villa. It is minimally furnished and lacked the basic amenities to make it comfortable for our adult family of five. There was limited seating both inside and out. One of the bedrooms was in the basement with nothing but a small window covered with mesh and bars. It was like a dungeon. Pictures of the water were not accurate. Water views were dramatically When you were hindered by the electrical wires. The worst part was the lack of communication from the owner. We went 2 1/2 days with no warm water to shower. They didn’t respond to emails. Finally, the care taker arrived and showed us how to turn on the hot water. They hid the switch behind a picture in the basement!!!! If you are spending that much money you might as well rent from one of the really lovely boutique hotels on the water. if you’re looking to be highly disappointed from the altered photos and exaggerated description, then this is your place. This experience definitely put a slight damper on our visit to Santorini.
A memorable stay
We had the most wonderful holiday in Santorini. The villa was absolutely beautiful and did not let us down. Much more spacious than the photos suggest, especially the living area. Outside views from the top of the villa fabulous seeing the full island. The villa was clean and had everything we needed. We were 6 friends. It is also in a convenient location with privacy despite being by the caldera which is unusual. The walled garden had ample room for loungers and the pool was great for a cool down. Shops and great restaurants very close and Thira walkable distance too. The owner Johan was most helpful from start to finish with clear and timely responses to our questions. Especially helpful for us in arranging pick ups and transfers. We’d stay here again in a heartbeat.
This Villa was perfect for our trip!
Beautiful Villa, idyllic setting
We stayed at Johan’s beautiful villa from 18th-25th Aug 2018.
The villa was stunning and in a perfect setting. If you walk out the villa and turn right you are only a few steps away from breathtaking views.
Johan and his team were so helpful and we felt very welcome.
I would highly recommend the villa and the location to anyone visiting Santorini!
On the very highest spot of the Caldera rim, on Malteza square in Imerovigli, stands this patrician mansion from the mid 19th century. The village of Imerovigli, perched more than 300 metres above the Aegean Sea, is widely recognised as the most exclusive location on Santorini and a favourite among seasoned travellers. Sheltered from the bustling crowds elsewhere on the island, Imerovigli captures the essence of what Santorini is all about – serenity, tranquillity and a surreal panorama.
Imerovigli is situated some 2 kilometres north of Fira which can be reached via a breathtaking walk along the Caldera. Imerovigli is further some 10 kilometres from the airport and 12 kilometres from the main port.