Skaros Rock

Skaros Rock, Imerovigli: Address, Skaros Rock Reviews: 4.5/5

Skaros Rock
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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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JJ Flute
5 contributions
My favorite activity in Santorini
Oct 2021
You really want to climb to the top of Skaros Rock to see the fantastic 360-degree view. It may feel daunting and scary when one looks up to the sharp cliff and contemplates "can I do this?" YES, you can. You will feel "on top of the world".

This hike is my best activity in Santorini. Oia offers fabulous sunset. Kamari offers beautiful beach. Skaros is where you feel the energy of Santorini. In addition, every step of the way to and on the Rock is a photo op. You much go.
Written November 12, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Nice place to take a break
Sep 2021
We started our walk in Fira and reached the rock after about two hours. It was a good place to stop for a glass of wine and a short break at a café with a nice view.
Written November 10, 2021
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Taliahcx
London, UK120 contributions
Lovely view scary climb up to the top
Oct 2021 • Friends
Lovely view from the rock. There are signs saying the climb up to the top was dangerous but people were doing it so we did it to. It was a bit petrifying and probably a bit dangerous but it was doable.
Written October 17, 2021
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Angel01Berkshire
Berkshire124 contributions
Worth a visit!
Oct 2021 • Friends
If you're doing the walk from oia or Imerovigli to Fiera you will pass this amazing formation.
Pretty steep and tricky to get onto the rock but once you are there amazing views.
Best to do early in the morning before it's too hot!!
Written October 8, 2021
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Deirdre Tampa
337 contributions
Such a fun hike!
Oct 2021 • Family
When we went up,we didn't realize there was an easier path going around to the left. We took that coming back! You have to go all the way out to the end and down to get to the church. Very worthwhile!
Written October 5, 2021
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zarknyc
new york city458 contributions
lots of steps
Sep 2021
This was one of the busiest places in Santorini. There isn't much to do, so everyone hikes to Skaros Rock. The walk was long, the weather hot, but I'd tell you to go.
Written October 2, 2021
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JJOH
Doha, Qatar602 contributions
Worth the hike if you don’t mind a few steps
Sep 2021
You can find a path to this Rocky outcrop in Inverovigli. It’s a good few hundred steps down and then back so suited to those with a reasonable degree of fitness. Once on the Rocky outcrop you do get a different perspective of the Caldera. Also best to do early in the day before the temperatures rise
Written September 26, 2021
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Lucilene Oliveira
Slovakia135 contributions
Great walk and nice spots for pictures
Aug 2021
I really enjoyed the experience, I have to be honest that it is a long walk, from Atlantis Hotel in Fira to the end of Oia I marked 13.1 KM, but the trail is not tough at all if you are used to hiking you are going to be just fine. Just make sure you wear a proper shoe (you see lots of people going with flipflops, in this case please don't blame the trail lol), avoid going after 10.00 a.m. in special during summer, the heating will make the hiking experience a hell and bring enough water, but there are plenty of places to buy it during the way.

I walked all the way from Fira to Oia, walked around Oia a bit, decided not to eat in there because everything is super overpriced, so I took the bus back to Fira for Lunch.

NOTE: It is the most obvious hiking trail in Santorini, I wouldn’t recommend you a private tour for the trail itself, it is worth only if you want historical explanations about the surrounds.

NOTE: When you arrive to Imerovigli don't miss the opportunity to visit Skaros Rock, it was formed though Vulcanic activities. Also don't forget walk down to visit church Ekklisia Theoskepasti.
The whole path can be a bit slippery so make sure you wear good shoes.
Written September 5, 2021
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Mónica M
Bronx, NY1,117 contributions
Skaros Rock will challenge you
Aug 2021 • Solo
Came upon path to Skaros rock without planning to hike it today. Glad I wore sneakers. The path down can be a bit slippery since the path is hosed down to get rid of the donkey dung. So yes it can be a bit pungent. I could hear people all out of breath that were returning as I made my way there. I consider myself in good shape as I jog and walk daily but the return trip was challenging. Make sure to take water with you since there is none to buy along the path. The sun beaming down can add to the trip. Luckily there are some areas where the breeze can cook you off. I was amazed at how many people were hiking in flops, don’t do that.

I am glad I did the hike. Great views.
Written August 28, 2021
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Davide M
New York City, NY11 contributions
Great hiking experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very happy that stumbled upon this hike along our walk to Oia. It was a fun hike with beautiful views of the island. Nice activity to do late morning/early afternoon, followed by lunch and drinks overlooking Sharks Rock.
Written August 20, 2021
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