Imerovigli Santorini - Astra Suites Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli Santorini
Imerovigli is a tranquil settlement on the western coast of Santorini Greece. It is the most picturesque ‘balcony’ of the island, with authentic Santorinian architecture and the loveliest view in the world. For many of its visitors, Imerovigli Santorini is the ideal vacation destination, where one can fully enjoy the calming aura and the natural beauty of the island landscape. Opposite Imerovigli are the 3 volcanic isles of the Caldera: Palea Kammeni, Nea Kammeni, and Thirassia.
The Astra Suites Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli Santorini is situated on the Caldera rim, 300 meters above the sea, close to the Venetian Castle ‘Skaros’. It was in this castle that the flag of the Venetians was raised by Marco Sanudo, the leader of the island’s conquerors in 1207. This was also when the island was named Santorini, after the Church of Santa Irene. The castle ‘Skaros’ was used to protect the island during times when raids were a frequent occurrence. It stood domineeringly for 600 years and was never taken by any enemy force.