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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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Great spot for sundowners

The hike to the top of this rock from Imerovigli is about half an hour, and is totally worth it to escape the sunset-searching crowds, or for an early morning refresher. We saw a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The hike to the top of this rock from Imerovigli is about half an hour, and is totally worth it to escape the sunset-searching crowds, or for an early morning refresher. We saw a beautiful proposal when we went up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Skaro rock is great. It is very historical and if you research it...you will find it was its own city. We were on the rock for over two hours. Wear good shoes and a hat and take water with you. Most of all don't forget your camera. There is on old Lion head that is almost unnoticeable. It's about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed opposite this lovely rock and ventured up it one late afternoon. I would suggest to go then when it's cooler and also the sunset views are amazing. There is a little church around the other side which can be visited and it's lovely with candles and the like inside, viewed through the window. The views of the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A nice walk to explore skaros rock is rewarded with the amazing view.take some water with you and have some good walking shoes to climp to the rock.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Relatively difficult walk, but in the baking heat, even at 6pm , it was a real challenge! The views weren't that much better than from the mainland although we didn't climb to the very top aas it didn't look all that safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

To access this rock you go down and thus back up 313 steps. There is also a quick bit of climbing and a small gap you can jump which you would not want to fall from. Definitely worth doing. It is completely free and can help work off some of those heavy Greek meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is a good path with a lot of steps down and up from Imrovigli to the rock. Up to the rock there are some climbing, and do not fit people that are scared of heights (like me), so I didn't dare the last final climb up on the rock. Still the view around the rock was really good, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

watched the breathtaking sunset from the top! be sure to bring water and wear sneakers! lots of steps, but worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The walk all the way to the top of the rock is spectacular. The path to the top is not very clear and it is a steep climb up and down, but worth it. Don't miss the beautiful church that is on the cliff. Sunsets from here are magical

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Views are not very different from anywhere else on the island, but it's quite nice. If you're going to walk any pet of the fira-oia hiking trail though, I don't think it's worth the trek to come here. You'll see it on the imerovigli part of the hike.

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