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Il Kastro

Cape Kastro, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 26 attractions in Skiathos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A very facinating experience with a lot of effort and walking to reach by land. It can be also reached by sea [boat trips].

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Turners Hill, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An absolute must. We visited and were the only people on this outcrop of stones and cactus. What remains if this once obviously bustling and busy village is dilapidated and few surviving buildings. There is some real ethereal presence here that will stay with you. The views are stunning and well worth the travel here. We hired a quad bike... More

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Farmborough, Bath,
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is worth the visit, interesting if you have a good guide. However it isn't for the faint hearted or the lazy and I regretted going by the time I was half way up!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited here as part of the Skiathos island boat trip. It's a steep climb but the views at the top are well worth it. The church and the history is very interesting, our guide was very informative. Make sure you're wearing comfy shoes with a grip, it's a bit slippery coming down as it's so dry and dusty. A... More

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Padua, Italy
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66 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After a 10 minutes walk from the beach or the parking place you can find this interesting gem of Skiathos island: the ruins of the ancient settlement, where population lived in the past to find shelter from pirates. From the Kastro you have a magnificent view on the coast and the transparent sea. After the visit you descend to a... More

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Kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Rougher sea but safe, good snorkelling and a really lovely taverna made of recycled driftwood ! Omlettes here are worth the steep track down. Lay on the sand, very limited bed chairs.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Loved it..fascinating history, great views, lovely little taverna on the beach. A must in Skaithos :)

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Belgrade, Serbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Worth to be visited. Beach bar is unique to drink Greek coffee and enjoy the view. Shells above the door, goat horns, round stones as balls, all features of the island.

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Notts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ancient ruins in a nice setting. There is no charge to visit but a jeep or quad bike is required as road/ path into it is not a proper road and thank goodness our brakes didn't fail going there

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sheffield
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Try and do this on a cooler day! We made mistake of doing it on a really hot day which makes it harder work climbing to top. the beach is gorgeous and better once all the boats have left so its lovely and quiet. we spent most of day here, the little tavern is ace, lovely food and best chips... More

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