We stayed at Vigla hotel more than two years ago, in July 2012, but I still remember it very fondly - and we will definitely go back, to this lovely hotel and amazing Amorgos.
The surroundings of Tholaria village are perfect for shorter and longer nature walks. Bits of the track to Hozoviotissa can be challenging - we went out on a very hot and windy day, almost got lost at half way where goats have destroyed the path, and I was almost shocked at the very ending which is a true test of your faith!... if you have ever suffered from vertigo: try to find an alternative route to the last kilometer or so closest to the sea.
We spent one super lazy day at the impeccable and interestingly laid out pool, complete with a "moorish" round tower-hut with bubble pool. Lying back in that "jacuzzi" looking up into the clear blue sky is one of my most peaceful memories of our Greek holiday...
The family that owns and runs Vigla is just great. Perfectly balancing friendliness with discreet hospitality. And the food. OMG the food.
From the terrace restaurant the view is jawdropping. Get up for breakfast early, because you will want to stuff yourself, and the sunrise behind the mountain can be amazing. Some mornings the mist rolled over the mountain top in a spectacular way.
The town of Aegiali/ Egiali is right at the foot of the mountain on which Vigla sits, as an eagle nest with great views of the mountain and Aegiali town and beach. From Tholaria and Vigla you can walk down to shops and beach and restaurants in Aegiali in some 15 minutes (if my memory serves me right - you will want to leave your watch behind on Amorgos!) and take the bus back up in the evening.
I rated Rooms with 4 out of 5, due to the not-so-functional shower room, but from other more recent guests' reviews I gather that the bathrooms are being updated. Our problem with the bath in 2012 was that after a shower EVERYTHING was soaked...
Meanwhile we had a huge terrace complete with cikadas (but some nice lounge furniture other from two super-basic plastic chairs would be great) and an extremely comfortable bed. Decor is traditional and tasteful. Complimentary small bottle of local herb liqueur made us very happy :)
Amorgos and Vigla are just fantastic for nature lovers and anybody looking for a tranquil and sunny holiday.
- 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