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Address: Imerovigli, Greece
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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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This was such a fun activity. What a great workout and once you make to the top! Wow! Spectacular! We enjoyed every little step.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a fun activity. What a great workout and once you make to the top! Wow! Spectacular! We enjoyed every little step.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a church behind the rock, you will see it once you walk along the path that goes around the rock.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large rocks after Imergovl, mostly in red and can see the segments Kakono nastajala.postoji way to the rocks, but be careful. On the walls is a beautiful view of the Caldera and Volcano

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy enough 98% of in any footwear. The last bit is a fairly vertical and sketchy climb to the top, if you are just an average hiker like myself and wife. We made it to the top, but saw many others pass on the climb. Great views of the entire caldera even if you don't do the climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I found fascinating about this was the remains of buildings I saw when walking the trail. There used to be hundreds of houses built on here and you can still see walls, foundations etc and it's quite fascinating. It's a simple walk (to the 'front' side) offering great views across the sea and it's tranquil and beautiful. Worth it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this view every day from our room...whether we were on the balcony, in the shower or in the room. Stunning!!

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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying close by and on our very enthusiastic first morning in Santorini we got up early and did the hike-- glad we did, because it got hot as the day went on, and we were there in September- so I can only imagine the warmer summer months. It's a moderate hike with a little more vigorous climbing if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss it if you go Santorini on April, The trail will covered by wild flowers. Write the review and think back the experience always give me goosebump of joys. Yes, there is nothing much on Santorini, but when you enjoy the view, the walks, i am sure you will want to spent entire breath there. Skaros also have the... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rock is in the village of Imerovigli, between Thira and Oia (closer to Thira). You have to walk to the seaside end of the village first, and from there is around 30 min walk (one way) on rocky volcanic cliffs. Outside was burning hell, around 40'c, so after exploring Thira we didn't climb it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to be staying a couple of hundred metres from Skaros so it was a relatively easy trip for us. About a 30 min walk from Fira, and 2.5 hours from Oia it offers great views of the surrounding area.... And probably of the cruise ships anchored in the bay. Worth the effort!

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