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6 Best Luxury Hotels in Imerovigli Santorini

6 Best Luxury Hotels in Imerovigli Santorini

Imerovigli is the most exclusive area to stay in Santorini and is the best place to find Santorini’s most impressive and luxurious boutique hotels.

Nestled between Fira and Oia, Imerovigli is often overlooked as a place to stay in favour of its well-known neighbours. Nevertheless, Imerovigli’s sensational sweeping caldera sunset views make it a hidden gem that needs to be discovered!

Add to that the walking path from Fira to Oia runs directly in front of many of the luxurious Imerovigli hotels, meaning you can hop onto it and walk in either direction, Fira ( 2.2 km) or Oia (8 km) if you can bear to leave your sun lounger!

In this Santorini travel post, I highlight six of the most exclusive and luxurious Imerovigli hotels, including the beautiful Anastasis boutique hotel, where I stayed.

I found Imerovigli was so much quieter and calmer than the busy tourist towns of Oia and Fira. Watching the most amazing sunsets from my balcony, with a wine in my hand, without having to join the crowds descending on Oia each evening was absolute bliss!

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And let’s not forget that Santorini is home to an astounding 21 wineries, so booking yourself onto one of the winery tours in Santorini mustn’t be missed!

Best Hotels in Imerovigli for Luxury, Romance and Honeymoons!

Anastasis Apartments – First-class service with die-for caldera views

view of outside pool area and whitewashed hotel building

Anastasis Apartments was the award-winning spot where I stayed for four nights in Santorini, and it was amazing. From the stunning caldera views and dreamy Santorini sunsets to the service and hospitality I received from the owner, Despina, and all the staff, it was personalised luxury at another level.

Comprising ten apartments and suites and one secluded, exclusive villa, all rooms have front-row undisturbed views of the Aegean Sea.

Several suites, including the one I stayed in, have a jacuzzi hot tub on the balcony for relaxing moments together. My suite was on two levels, with a kitchenette and dining table downstairs and a bedroom, bathroom and balcony on the upper level.

Spend lazy days by the infinity pool and enjoy special touches like iced coffees and sweet treats brought to you while you relax. In the evening, let the staff know where you would like to enjoy your complimentary sunset drinks on the patio or your balcony.

Greek delicacies at Anastasis Apartments

Although Anastasis Apartments doesn’t run a restaurant, room service is of an unbelievable standard. Whoever the cook was at Anastasis could have run a top Greek restaurant on the island. My mouth still waters at the thought of the feta me meli (baked feta in filo pastry with honey and sesame seeds)!

All communication at Anastasis is done over WhatsApp, so you don’t need to move from your sunspot or room to request anything. Breakfast is served each day directly to your room at a time you choose, with goodies like an omelette, Greek yoghurt, and fresh fruit included.

The walking path between Oia and Fira runs directly in front of the hotel and is perfect for a morning hike. Skaros Rock is a short walk away en route to Fira.

For more information, please read my full review of Anastasis Apartments.

Nobu Santorini – First opening for the world-class brand in Greece

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Founded by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert Di Nero, Nobu Hotels are legendary for their exquisite design, world-class amenities, and exceptional service. Nobu Santorini in Imerovigli is no different, promising an unforgettable luxury holiday experience.

Nobu Santorini is nestled on the hiking path between Fira and Oia. It offers unrivalled views of the caldera and Santorini’s famous sunsets. Guest suites are designed with minimalistic aesthetics, in keeping with the Nobu style, and some have a plunge or private pool to complement a luxurious stay.

Explore the highlights of this unique five-star hideaway, from its delicious culinary Japanse-Peruvian fusion delights at the acclaimed Nobu restaurant, including Black Cod Miso and Rock Shrimp Tempura, to decadent treatments at its world-class spa.

Spend time in its fitness centre and relax by Nobu’s dreamy infinity pool, which provides guests with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and volcanic landscape.

San Antonio – a popular Santorini wedding venue with its own cave chapel

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A Small Luxury Hotels of the World group member, San Antonio is a romantic four-star boutique spa hotel in Imerovigli, designed to fit seamlessly within the black volcanic cliff. Its cave formation makes the hotel complex unique, as does its chapel, sculpted in the rocks and giving guests a divine cave experience.

It is particularly popular as a wedding and honeymoon venue.

The hotel features a cave spa and an infinity pool in exotic gardens, providing a unique guest experience. San Antonio’s spa includes a hot tub and a jet shower, and premium spa products are used in all treatments and massages.

The luxury hotel suites in San Antonio enjoy a secluded location and are tastefully decorated with stunning views of the Santorini caldera. In-room facilities include essential air conditioning for hot Greek summers, a flat-screen satellite TV, WIFI, and fluffy bathrobes.

Breakfast is included, while fine dining and gourmet meals can be enjoyed in the elegant surroundings of San Antonio’s Cliff Side dinner restaurant. For sunset cocktails, The Sun Lounge Bar is the place to be.

SantAnna Luxury Suites – Modern and contemporary luxury in Imerovigli

Double bedroom in neutral shades with doors to patio and views of the ocean

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Located in Imerovigli, 1.7 miles from the Archaeological Museum of Thera, SantAnna’s five-star luxury suites provide chic accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, poolside bar, and free private parking.

Stylish brick walls blended with native plants and trees screen the property’s outdoor terrace, providing guests with privacy in serene surroundings.

Modern guest rooms are decorated in a neutral palette with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box, a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer.

Honeymoon Suites with a private pool also feature a living room and a furnished outdoor seating area ideal for spending moments of serenity and peace with your loved one.

SantAnna’s facilities include room service, concierge service, and free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers airport transfers, and a bicycle rental service is also available to allow you to discover the local towns of Fira and Oia.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Honeymoon Petra Villas – an iconic Santorini cliffside five-star property

pool and suites built into the cliff at Imerovigli

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Tucked into the cliff face on the edge of Imerovigli town, the five-star luxury Honeymoon Petra Villas traditionally offers twelve different types of accommodations.

Each room is designed with traditional white-plastered walls complemented by furnishings in muted grey and beige tones. All have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a satellite flat-screen TV, and a CD player.

The rooms feature balconies with panoramic caldera views, some hewn out of the rock, providing a natural feel, and some with private plunge pools.

Honeymoon Petra Villas has a rooftop pool partly hewn out of volcanic rock with views of the Aegean Sea. Take a steam bath or outdoor hot tub, and afterwards, relax on one of the lounge mattresses on the property’s rooftop.

Pezoulia Pool Bar and Day Restaurant are open 24 hours for drinks and until 10:00 p.m. for snacks or meals. Their stunning location gives views over Santorini’s smaller islands and towards the sugar-cubed houses of Fira.

Kasimatis by La Perla – perfect for families

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Kasimatis by La Perla, built in the Cycladic style, enjoys a fabulous location at the top of Imerovigli with breathtaking views of the blue Aegean waters and the Santorini caldera.

The suites have modern comforts and amenities, such as a kitchenette, satellite TV, and a bathroom with a hairdryer. Many accommodation types, including the unique Grand Cave suite, feature outdoor hot tubs. All suites have a large private sea-view patio.

Breakfast is included, and Ammilos restaurant offers delicious lunch and dinner options using fresh local ingredients with a Mediterranean twist.

Kasimatis by La Perla provides guests with 24-hour front desk services and free wireless internet in public areas of the hotel. Other facilities include a swimming pool, pool showers, free parking and WIFI.

Children over the age of 13 are welcome.

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