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Built at the rim of the volcanic crater, Imerovigli gives a breathtaking view of the caldera and the volcano. The name "Imerovigli" is derived from the word "vigla" or "day watch" since the position of the village, the highest point on the island, allowed the locals to see approaching pirate ships. Today "Imerovigli" has been declared as a traditional settlement in Santorini in order to preserve its natural beauty.

Built at the rim of the volcanic crater, Imerovigli gives a breathtaking view of the caldera and the volcano. The name "Imerovigli" is derived from the word "vigla" or "day watch" since the position of the village, the highest point on the island, allowed the locals to see approaching pirate ships. Today "Imerovigli" has been declared as a traditional settlement in Santorini in order to preserve its natural beauty.

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Imerovigli village
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