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Il Kastro

Cape Kastro, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Skiathos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It's a bit of a trek getting up the steps, but definitely worth the views! At the bottom is a cafe with toilet facilities. When you get halfway up is a small village with a fresh spring so don't take too much drinking water with you and there is a toilet (didn't try it so can't comment on the cleanliness).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The most breathtaking place I ever seen so far. Kastro is the ancient Skiathos capital Good location, very nice beach. Half day trip only

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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Good car parking area then paths down to lovely isolated beach or across to Il Kastro. We went to the beach first for a cooling swim - pebbly beach but a lovely, quirky setting and excellent for snorkelling. The beach bar is a gem ! Il Kastro itself is not to be missed - just fascinating and rather spooky.

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