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Address: Cape Kastro, 37002, Greece

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The City as once was

Have you ever tasted a true ancient city? Place for exchange of goods, for protection, hard to get and hard to take as well.. Kastro at the very northern point of Skiathos island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Have you ever tasted a true ancient city? Place for exchange of goods, for protection, hard to get and hard to take as well.. Kastro at the very northern point of Skiathos island is just place for visit! If you want t have GREAT day, partly by car - Just leave it somewhere near the top - as soon as... More 

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Doha
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The beach and the view is amazing. You can stay there all day. A tavern is located next to the beach. You have to walk for 30 mins to reach the beach bu it worth it.

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Tamworth, England
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We came across this place by accident but are we glad we did. I love all the beautiful warm and calm beaches skiathos has to offer but this one is a little different with its waves and beautiful cove like beach. After walking down to it we enjoyed a drink at the peaceful bar then got to wave jump. Can't... More 

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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108 helpful votes 108 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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