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Difficult to get to, but worth it- and take water!

The turn off to Kastro suddenly deteriorated substantially and is very rutted. So you need to take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sbizzle
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london
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great experience

It was not difficult to reach, I went in flipflops. Amazing to see how ancient greeks lived, It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andreea D
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Cape Kastro, 370 02, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The turn off to Kastro suddenly deteriorated substantially and is very rutted. So you need to take great care in your car for about 200m, but then it is 'paved', and will take you a lot further. If you keep driving you will save about...More

Thank sbizzle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not difficult to reach, I went in flipflops. Amazing to see how ancient greeks lived, It's worth it.

Thank Andreea D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not an easy place to reach but well worth the effort. There are no facilities here and admission is free. You can either reach here on a boat which then involves a fairy hard climb up rough paths or do as we did go by...More

Thank PaulSellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely going in back time trip - back to Byzantine times where Greek people survived and flourished to such a though times such as Turkish invasions lovely well preserved old ruines of old houses and trying to keep old orthodox Christianity up - after all...More

Thank silvia836
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing how people survived on this small spot. Difficult to reach (on purpose in those days of course). Steep and narrow climb.

Thank Eddy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a hiking tour from Skiathos City to Kastros. Took me like two hours to get get, but it was really worth to do it. The old fortress is set on a smal island at the very north of the island. There are vsrious...More

Thank Gaipen
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Great walk - need your trainers not flip flops - fabulous views and a bit of history as well. Get there by land or sea; expect a bit of a hike!

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed May 9, 2017

This is the oldest settlement on Skiathos. It's a good hike up the hill but it is worth every drop of sweat..stunning!

Thank VassosL
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Bit of a scramble so wear appropriate footwear. Calling it the Castle is really understating it because this is the ancient ruins of a whole town. We were very lucky to encounter a local who told us all about it - I think he said...More

Thank James S
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Visited here on a very hot day, went by bike but from where you park it is still a very long trek and I would say that you have to be quite physically fit to do it. Great views on the way and well worth...More

Thank Johnlobster
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patmaggie
Is the walk up to Il Kastro really difficult. I'll be ok but my husband isn't very good walking up hills.
July 16, 2016|
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Response from Duncan P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive very close to it but the walk up into the ruined village does require walking on small rocks along paths. You can get a reasonable view of it from the small car park right at the bottom of the approach.
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