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Address: Imerovigli, Greece
Description: Skaros was considered the most important of Santorini's five castle...
Skaros was considered the most important of Santorini's five castle fortresses. The rock was inhabited in medieval times, because the fortress constructed there offered protection from pirates.
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A spectacular view!

Skaros is a place which ideally, in my personal opinion, should be visited during early hours of the morning (before 9 a.m). The views of Santorini from Skaros are just stunning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Skaros is a place which ideally, in my personal opinion, should be visited during early hours of the morning (before 9 a.m). The views of Santorini from Skaros are just stunning. You get the complete sense of the island and being one of the edges of the island it feels amazing just stand and disk in the panoramic view. While... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We loved the hike to Skaros Rock. When we arrived in Imerovigli, it was one of the first things we saw and we knew we must hike over to it. The walk was a lot of uphill and downhill but with water and a few breaks, it was great! The view was incredible. We also had a great treat that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We hiked Skaros rock. It was such a fun and a great work out! The view on the top of the rock and all around was spectacular. It wasn't too busy when we hiked it late afternoon and we got some amazing shots while we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A little of a hike with a lot of stairs, but well worth it! Couldn't figure out how to get to the tip top, but there is a trail-- do not have to climb up the crevice! We saw people that had gotten married taking pictures up there, so it is doable! The views are amazing even if you do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We came here for sunset and the views are great, much more secluded than in the towns themselves. However getting up the top didnt look too safe and we had to give it a miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't make it to the top the views from the path are amazing! We climbed the rocks tot he top and it wasn't too hard, you just have to take your time because it's unfamiliar. Wear sneakers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can take a wee detour off the Fira to Oia hiking trail ...or just go to see Skaros Rock on its own. Either way..it is very pretty and worth the extra hike!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The climb up to Skaros is fairly easy for anyone who's reasonably fit.I wouldn't do it in the heat of the day as there is very little shade.We did it early one morning, and it was well worth it.The views as with anywhere on the caldera are great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Its a good walk up and down, but you should be use to that if you have walked around santorini, however you will need rock climbing skills to make it to the very top, but its still worth the walk without getting on the very top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fun hike and great escape from the crowds. Definitely need to have good shoes and be in good shape if you want to get to the top of the rock, as it requires a brief scaling of rocks. If you just want to get to the base of the rock or church down below, most relatively fit people could easily... More 

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Address: Address: Imerovigli, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Imerovigli

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