I stayed in Vigla for 5 days and 6 nights mid September. Eleni and her family who run the hotel are so friendly and warm that you immediately feel that this is your place in the world. The food is great (Eleni's cooking!), nice and fresh every day, no old bread (bread is home made!), dodgy meat or cold eggs. Plus fresh fruit always available, you can have a proper breakfast and delicious dinner (restaurant open to non-guests too, so go ahead and invite your friends over). Warning for small stomached people: portions are very generous, so ask for a small one.
The rooms are really nice and spacious, traditional greek style, with supercomfortable beds and stunning views. The cleaner does a brilliant job every single day, so even if you're a clean bathroom freak like me it will all meet your high expectations.
The hotel is located on a hill, overlooking Aegiali bay, the valley around, Lagada village over in the east and hills and mountains all around. Perfect for walking trips in the northern part of Amorgos. The bus stop is just outside the gate, so if you can't feel your legs after a whole day of walking and you manage to catch a bus to Tholaria (there aren't many... 2 per day when I stayed there) it takes you right where you want to go.
It has a swimming pool for those lazy days when you don't feel like doing anything in particular, a parking in front if you plan to have a car there and there's always someone around to help you out, answer all sorts of questions (weather for the day, walking route to a place far away on the other side of the island, when the spring is in full bloom on Amorgos...) or get you a sandwich and fresh orange juice.
Great value for money.
You will most probably fall head over heels in love, so brace yourself for the day you have to leave - even after a short stay like mine it feels like leaving someone close and makes you want to cry. I'll be back in spring :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vigla Hotel is situated at the traditional village Tholaria, overlooking the bay of Aegiali and the mountainous landscapes. It is perched at a high altitude (170 meters high), offering incomparable views to the guests. From above, you are invited to indulge in gazing down upon the magnificent view of the port of Aegiali, the fierce beauty of Kroukelos, the eye catching village of Lagada as the white little houses spread like a veil on the mountainside and the first houses of Tholaria rising from above like white pearls, with the church of Agioi Anargyroi standing out like a proper jewel. From the back side of the hotel, the view looks like a painting that has come out of the bold imagination of some talented artist. Breathtaking views to the enchanting ancient Aegiali on Mount Vigla, are standing proud guard for centuries. On one of the hills, the beautiful chapel of St. Dimitrios is perched, soothing the soul and forming the absolute serenity, as the sun goes down and beautiful colors overwhelm the sky and the hills. You will need just a few minutes’ drive from the port of Aegiali to reach Tholaria. If you wish to walk, it will take you about 30 minutes on foot from the old path. Besides the port of Aegiali, Vigla Hotel offers easy and prompt access to Katapola and Chora, the capital of the island. From the hotel, you can take the bus and reach all these destinations in minutes. If you have your own vehicle, ample parking space is offered outside the hotel and facilitates your stay. Combining panoramic views to the Aegean and the stunning mountainous landscapes with smooth access to all the sights and attractions of the island, Vigla Hotel welcomes you to Amorgos for unique holidays in Greece! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vigla Hotel Amorgos/Tholaria