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Il Kastro

Address: Cape Kastro, 37002, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Skiathos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not the easiest place to get to, we hired a quad bike and got more or less right to the lowest car park, a four wheel drive would make it, but the journey is well worth it, the views are amazing, the history is wonderful, and sheer beauty of the location is stunning.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Defintely worth a visit but unfortunately no public transport - you can only get here by hired vehicle or book on a round island tour and climb up from the beach. Being mad english people, we walked from Skiathos Town in 30 degree heat (thankfully plenty of trees in parts for shade!) via the monastary using a local guidebook of... More 

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west cork
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What fascinating place the Old Capital is you can imagine the place being besieged with pirates and the defendants throwing rocks at them, should be on every visitors wish list

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Timisoara
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

the beack is not quite Ok, but if you go only to visit the Kastro is great. to climb to Kastro is not so hard, only to be careful on the footpath!!!

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Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our group had no idea what il Kastro was, just thought we'd drive over as one of our island activities. It turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip. Not for those with bad footing, this is not to be missed, an old fort town with numerous historical buildings, mostly churches/chapels, which are, like many of the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We drove all the way in a jeep but a car would get you to the top car park OK by the refreshment stand. The views are amazing and there is far more to see than I imagined. The area of land is larger than you think and you can still see the remains of many of the hundreds of... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have always wanted to visit Kasto and this year hired a car that would get us there. It was definitely worth going albeit the roads down are not what I would say give a comfortable ride. We decided to park the jeep about half way down and walk the rest of the way. The views are fantastic once you... More 

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Hertford - England
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely history about the old capital on the hill, built to shelter the locals from Barbarosa's (Redbeard) thieving pirates! Great views for photography too. Beach and taverns sets it all off - well worth the visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited here on a boat trip but weren't really given enough time. An interesting site well maintained.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

When driving to the Kastro, the last section is a fairly new road which leads to a couple of car parks. Some people parked up early worried they might not get back up the hill again, but the road is perfectly drivable and, indeed, the last section is much better than some of the earlier parts. Getting to the Kastro... More 

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