We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skaros Rock

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Imerovigli, Greece
Improve this listing
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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$567*
and up
Santorini Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 625 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 381
    Excellent
  • 205
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
BEAUTIFUL!

It is beautiful in winter time without wind. there is a ancient path from Fira from Oia . Pass by here.Also you can see many beautiful white blue house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
shines30
,
Warsaw, Poland
Add Photo Write a Review

625 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is beautiful in winter time without wind. there is a ancient path from Fira from Oia . Pass by here.Also you can see many beautiful white blue house.

Helpful?
Thank shines30
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes to many shopping mall decoration spoil our though, of how good natural wonder is, to me it has to be one of the best place to watch sunset. go there early get nice spot and waiting for the sunset the sunset with your loves one

Helpful?
1 Thank donnyBoey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

First day of 2016 well spent trekking the trail from Fira to Oia ! Stopped by imerovigli to have a look at the skarosrock ! Couldn't imagine there used to be a castle here though. The path to the rock starts from #agiosgeorgios ⛪. Though I would love to check out the view both behind and top of the rock... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Louis W
Roedermark, Germany
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is definitely worth the effort to get to. Not the easiest walk down or up, but the church at the end of the rock is gorgeous and during the sunset the view is as good as what you'd get from Oia, which is definitely overcrowded.

Helpful?
1 Thank krazeec
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Definitely worth checking out, but it's farther away (and steeper!) than you might think from looking at it. If you continue past the rock and follow the path down the hill farther, there's a tiny hidden church at the water level.

Helpful?
Thank Allison C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A little bit of walking start from Imerovigli, it take about half an hour to reach the Skaros. Suggest to wear sport shoe caused there are "staircase" up and down on the way moving toward your destination. Especially when near to Skaros, the slope/ staircases going downward are not very good condition. Anyway, the view surrounding skyros worth for the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Babo1982
Trinec, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Must do in Santorini! Fantastic views all along. Santorini cliffs there looks like from Jurassic era :) I highly recommend to visit 2 small chapels on the way - 1. which is on a cliff and it is a great spot for the Skaros rock photos, 2. walk down to the chapel on the Skaros rock for amazing sea view.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Regina G
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I decided to do this hike as a spur of the moment deal. My wife was getting ready for the day and packing to check out, so I had a couple hours to burn. The hike was not particularly challenging at all, but climbing up to the top from the little "cave" on the side was challenging but fun. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Capn_Redbeard
Frisco, Texas
Level Contributor
218 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I've experienced a lot of sunsets but here in Imerovgli (Fira) is one of the most spectacular at Skaros Rock. Our hotel overlooked the rock so we were fortunate enough to enjoy our first sunset in Santorini here.

Helpful?
Thank Vik P
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Worth the walk up to the top of the rock. A little scary getting back down, but worth it, as the views are breathtaking. It is free of charge, and fun!

Helpful?
Thank NattyBoo9

Travelers who viewed Skaros Rock also viewed

 

Been to Skaros Rock? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Skaros Rock and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Skaros Rock staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?