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Address: Cape Kastro, 37002, Greece

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We drove to Kastro in our jeep and walked over the cliffs to the fantastic old castle. Many visitors arrived by boat as another option. Well worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We drove to Kastro in our jeep and walked over the cliffs to the fantastic old castle. Many visitors arrived by boat as another option. Well worth a visit

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fifteen years ago we discovered this little treasure and every year since we have taken a day trip here,by road is fun as well as boat but the highlight is the superb food that the small taverna produces. No menu they tell you what is on that day and it never fails superb fish and calamari Greek salad with the... More 

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Bellingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Worth the effort, we took our scooter to the nearest car park to avoid a very long walk in 80 degrees+. We should have taken water but stopped at lovely basic café on way back.Views stunning but didn't go to the beach which was very busy with trip boats.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The ruins and fortifications of the old capital are fascinating ,the views are breathtaking there are very few facilities and the the climbs are not for the less mobile person, its a rather bumpy ride in car but they are improving the road

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well worth a trip to Kastro (ancient capital) either by boat trip from Skiathos Town or jeep/quad hire. It's a wonderful insight into the history of this beautiful island and if, like me, you need more than just sun and a beach on holiday head here for some culture and great views. You will not be disappointed.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you drive the walk up is a little easier. From a boat trip (the round-island ones are good), It's a fine walk, which can be grueling in the heat. The walk is good for appreciating whait must have been like to live there when Kastro was the capital. The site is not merely ruins, with some reconstructed building &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If driving keep on going past the carpark until the road absolutely runs out . After the ruins go to the beach taverna , it's a scramble down the cliffs but what awaits is one of the most romantic taverna on the island . It's all packed in by mule who graze next to the beach . The food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Best if you drive down ( tight and twisty but do-able just without a 4x4. You can cross the ridge on foot to the Kastro or go down to the beech, which has a real castaway feel. Small Taverna with a stream and hilarious loo! Quite a steep and uneven path back up the the Kastro but well worth it.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Having done no research into what to see in Skiathos, this was a pleasant surprise as the second stop of our boat day trip around the island. The interesting ruins are perched on a cliff with sweeping panoramic views in every direction. It has a slightly more tame Amalfi Coast feel to it, it really is stunning. The beach is... More 

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Dudley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Kastro is an ancient castle on the tip of a peninsula on the island of Skiathos. There are ruins of a drawbridge, then the main entrance, then a collection of various religious buildings from different periods of time when the castle swapped between warring factions. A couple of cannons are still dotted around and there are some stunning views to... More 

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Address: Cape Kastro, 37002, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Sporades  >  Skiathos

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