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Skaros Rock- Top Historical Sights in Santorini

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An interesting highlight is that the village was named after the pirates that were operating in the area during the ancient times. The word Imerovigli is a composition of two other words, “Imera” and “Vigla”. The former can be translated as day, while the later derives from the Latin word viglare which means to guard or to take care of the area. Therefore, Imerovigli broadly speaking means to guard the day and is a reference to its height serving as a viewing platform over the sea. Imerovigli has a long history as it is situated in a short distance from the ancient Skaros Fortress.

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Skaros Rock
Imerovigli hosts one of the most important attractions in Santoriri. The infamous Skaros Rock is located towards the sea side and was forming the most important fortress of Santorini Island during antiquity. The location was called “Kastro” back then and can be translated as castle. During the medieval period, Skaros used to be inhabited due to the protection that was offering in the area.
Churches
Imerovigli showcases an important religious character as well, as it hosts a number of small chapels and churches. The two most significant churches of the area can be found at the edge of the cliff just in front of the infamous Skaros Rock. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views over the Rock and over the Aegean Sea. Imerovigli hosts also a female monastery, the one of Saint Nikolaos. Visitors can find inside the monastery, the folklore and the ecclesiastical museum.
Food & Drinks
The local restaurants and taverns offer a wide range of typical dishes, so don’t miss the chance to try them. Greek cuisine is based on the healty Mediterranean one, but more enriched.
Area:
Elevation:
300 m
Population:
467 (2011)
Mayor:
Antonios Sigalas
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