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Hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini.

We( husband and I) will be visiting Santorini for 3 nights, in June.

I have done research on where to stay and we have decided to stay in Imerovigli. However, this is not carved in stone.

I have booked the Aurora Luxury Suites for our stay. Just wondering if anyone has stayed here. The reviews look very good. Our budget is about 170 euros per night.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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The real plus with the Aurora is that it’s on the “other” side of the island, which will be quieter. Lovely sunrises, but you will be traveling to the caldera side for the sunsets. If I stayed there, I’d definitely ask for more details on the limited shuttle service. And probably rent a car, to enjoy dinners with caldera views, and touring the island on your own timetable.

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Thank you for your reply. I am wondering-if we stay in Imerovigli and want to spend a day or evening in Fira and then in Oia, is it easy to get a taxi to and from?

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Imerovigli is on the caldera side of the island. It not as busy as Fira or Oia but doesn't have as many restaurants either. I would pay attention to location as some hotels in Imerovigli are fairly isolated (on the cliff) and may be a bit of a challenge to get anywhere. I am not familiar with this specific hotel.

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When I visited Santorini in 2016, I stayed in Firostefani, thanks to advice from Janet of this forum. It is also between Fira and Oia, and has many varied lodging, restaurant, shopping and viewpoint choices. Easy and interesting walk to Fira, and buses or taxis to Oia, or a long hike. When I went to Imerovigli, I found it was pretty and I saw inns and residences, but almost no restaurants or shops, which is both a positive and a negative, I suppose.

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Helen, I read on another of your posts that you prefer less stairs and a flatter area to stay in. Aurora Suites definitely gives you that. However it is not close to the Fira-Oia bus route, which is on the caldera side.

As far as taxis, we usually rented a car to explore, or took buses. Our taxi experience was quite limited. We were advised that taxis would be difficult to get when ferries and flights were arriving and departing (which seemed to be most of the time). Your hotel offers 3 times a day shuttles to Oia, Fira, and Perissa areas. Taxis aren’t really plentiful or very punctual and you may end up sharing (as well as bargaining for the fare). But perhaps your hotel can recommend a taxi company they like.