The best picture for anyone who comes for the first time in Corfu is from the ship which, as if deliberately, comes in a slow pace to give you the opportunity to take a good look of the great medie
Imerovigli is located 3km Northwest of Fira, at the highest point of Caldera. It is famous for its privileged location and the unique ambience. Its sites are not of a great interest though. Imerovigli is more quiet and private from Fira and Firostefani. It’s been declared as a preserved place and exudes an authentic Cycladic aura. The white washed houses complete with colorful gardens, terraces with waving sails and beautiful boutique hotel pools, are easy on the eye and create images of serenity and light. Overlooking the islands of Palea and Nea Kameni, the courtyard of the Theoskepasti Church is one of the most idyllic places in Santorini. It is built on the edge of a cliff on the forefront of Skaros which used to be a Venetian Castle and capital of the island until the 18th century.
Opposite Imerovigli rises the unusual and steep rock of Skaros. Here lied the medieval capital of Santorini.
Opposite Imerovigli rises the unusual and steep rock of Skaros. Here lied the medieval capital of Santorini. The castle of Skaros was built at the end of the Byzantine era by the Venetians and was one of the five castles of the island.
In the area between Firostefani and Imerovigli, there is the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos inaugurated in 1651 by the Gizi family.
Firostefani is located right next to Fira, almost 1 mile away from the main road to the North part of the island. As indicated by its name, it is the “crown” of Fira.
Located in the centre of Fira, it houses collections of sculptures and inscriptions from the Archaic and Roman periods as well as pottery and clay figurines from the Geometric to the Hellenistic Age.
The exploration of Santorini can start from its capital, Fira. It is set on the edge of the Caldera, 260m above sea level.
The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is one of the most important in Greece and houses archaeological finds from Akrotiri area.