With a history of over 300 years, Imerovigli, was one of the most picturesque settlements of Santorini, until about the mid 1950's. Unfortunately, a devastating earthquake in 1956 destroyed that architectural wonder and the Army Core of Engineers was called in to cover the rubble with dirt. It took passion, inspiration and meticulous work from some people, who decided to unearth the destroyed homes and restore them for the old glory of Imerovigli to shine again. Two of these people, Rena and Takis Adamidis shared that passion: 40 years ago, they chose to create their own sanctuary, by restoring one of the few old dwellings that survived the devastation. Fast forward to 2010, where their son Philip Adamidis gave new shape to the family vision, by transforming their estate into a luxury resort: He used the most technologically advanced restoration methods to combat the humidity effect of the earth and completely cancel the "mildew feeling" that is typical of underground structures. With full respect to the aesthetics and the distinctive characteristics of the cycladic architecture he created a modern building. The "green" logic and "smart home" concepts for the buildings together with high level amenities, offer the ultimate comfort of the 21st century.
Fascinating and mysterious, romantic and wild, Santorini is famous worldwide for its rare natural beauty, the result of volcanic eruption of the 16th century BC Countless stories, myths and legends surrounding this unique island, with the dark volcanic beaches, the imperious rocks and whitewashed houses that seem to be on moving on the brink. But beyond the great natural charm, Santorini is an ideal place for any traveler: those wanting to be introduced to the ancient culture, the ones craving the Aegean authentic character but also, those who want to enjoy the most of all the joys of holiday, from morning until the next dawn.
"One of the most picturesque settlements of Santorini, built on the highest point of rocks (altitude 380 m). Here remain the ruins of the Venetian castle ""Skaros"" that functioned as an observatory at the time of the Venetians and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1817. The trail leads from the church Skaros Theoskepasti on the edge of a cliff, with magnificent views of the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kameni. Imerovigli is only 2 km from Fira, 8 km from Santorini Airport and 10 kilometers from the port.