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Skaros Rock

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Address: Imerovigli, Greece
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Skaros was considered the most important of Santorini's five castle...

Skaros was considered the most important of Santorini's five castle fortresses. The rock was inhabited in medieval times, because the fortress constructed there offered protection from pirates.

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This is so cool. We are travelers who always have to "do" the thing it's known for. We walked to get there, then step down to sea level only to climb up again. You can make it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is so cool. We are travelers who always have to "do" the thing it's known for. We walked to get there, then step down to sea level only to climb up again. You can make it to the TOP. Then you have to do it all in reverse. We were tired. But so satisfied and proud. Views GORGEOUS. There... More 

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Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband convinced me to hike this. Personally I refuse to hike this at sunset because I would probably die trying to get off this point once the sun went down. We went around 5 or 6. I would recommend that if you want to hike this spot, do it earlier in the morning so it's not quite as hot.... More 

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Thank Ashton B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't know this as a attraction. I saw this when I hiked from Fira to Oia. It was one of the most unforgettable experiences! Although it was not so easy, but it was definitely rewarding. Right before you climb to the top, I would suggest not doing it alone because it really looks dangerous, but waiting for a couple... More 

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Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make the effort as the views back to Fira and Oia are fantastic. Lots of steps but not too difficult, all kinds of people make the journey.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views....good exercise! You cant get to the top unless you fancy some climbing! Well worth the walk though. Take sensible shoes and water!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to explore Santorini and this trek was recommended. Not disappointed but we were not quite ready for the heat. They did warn that if you're not in a healthy condition and couldn't bear the heat, to simply stay on board. It was an adventure and we learnt a lot. Would re-visit. Thank you. (visited Sep '15)

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can walk around the rock and visit the church by steps. If you want to climb up to the very top then be prepared with good foot wear as you have to climb up some of the rock face as there are no steps or path at that point

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good place to visit, because of the church under the rock and also some ruins of old houses which were interesting for me. Nice views on caldera and Imerovigli hotels and restaurants. But we did not achieved the top of the rock, because it was needed to climb and we did not take the risk.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are spectacular from every angle! There is a climb and plenty of stairs so if you aren't in the best heart condition... take it easy and only explore around front. It's a perfect way to see the Caldera and not spend any money ;-)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers cliffside views from a unique angle. Worth the 1 hour detour if you enjoy hiking. This hike includes a lot of stairs so come with good sneakers.

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