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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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Great hike and worth the view

We enjoyed this hike and the view looking back onto Imeroviligi. There is a small church at the end of the hike where you stop and rest and take in the spectacular Santorini... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We enjoyed this hike and the view looking back onto Imeroviligi. There is a small church at the end of the hike where you stop and rest and take in the spectacular Santorini scenery.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hike to the rock is pretty easy, the hardest part is climbing all the way to the top of it once you walk around the rock and are at the last climb. That was pretty scary but well worth it. The going part was not that bad as you did not have to look down, but when we were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From The town it's a steep walk down then back up again but quite easily manageable regardless of fitness level given enough time. There are two paths one leads to the top of the rock that with a basic bit of climbing knowledge is able to scale but will leave you with panoramic views to die for. The other that's... More 

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Highland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hiked out early one morning (left at 7 am and were back at our hotel at 8:10 am before the sun came over the mountain and got hot). We stayed at the Remezzo (loved it) and this was a fun scenic hike to do one morning before breakfast. Its not hard if you are at all active. Make sure you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Astra Suites, almost overlooking the trailhead. Its a nice easy hike most of the way, with short climb at the end if you're brave (I wasn't) The trail wraps around the rock for great views of the Caldera and a little hidden church at the end that you can only see by sea or hiking down.... More 

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking for a bit of exercise we did the walk down to the rock and climbed it. The walk down and back is further than it looks so be aware that for every step you go down ... you have to come back up. The last bit of the climb to the top of the actual rock was too difficult... More 

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Derby England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Astra Suites overlooking the Skaros and was amazed at the number of people that attempted this climb, at all times of the day even at High Noon! So much so that we decided to give it a go, by far the hardest part was the steps that lead back to the main track, but good exercise,... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing like a good walk on holiday, just start early before the sun is too hot! Having started at roughly 9.30 it was really far too late in mid summer to attempt this walk. You get great views and far better to avoid the peak and walk down to the lovely church perched on the side of the walk. The... More 

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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a walk here to watch the sunset as the views are incredible with a 360 view of the entire Caldera and virtually no other tourists (unlike Oia). The walk is easy if you take your time as most of it is steps, with the last section pebbles and stones. Just don't expect to go there an back in... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not actually climb on it but we enjoyed very much looking this astonishing creation rising almost 300m from the bottom of the caldera! A must see.

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