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Skaros Rock

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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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Short and Scenic Walk

It was a short and scenic walk. Make sure to reach the church behind the rock, as it's a hidden gem. It's very picturesque.

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It was a short and scenic walk. Make sure to reach the church behind the rock, as it's a hidden gem. It's very picturesque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

breathtaking view~! its worth going for sure, if you don't like climbing i suggest you don't need to go.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great hike with spectacular views! Once you get up the path there is a small climb to get to the top but totally worth it for the view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked all the way up to the top with my boyfriend. We did not book a tour. You can just go to imerovigli and there is a trail you can follow free of charge. It is beautiful to just see it from below, but it is also great to follow the track up, however to get all the way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a bit of a hike and a little rock climbing, the views from the top of Skaros Rock were worth it. Panoramic views of the entire caldera were breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a hike around 8am upon recommendation from our hotel. It was a great recommendation because the sun can get really hot here with minimal shade available. The views were incredible and is something different from within the caldera. It is definitely worth checking out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice hike to the rock and great view from the rock where you get a good view on santorini. You can see from Fira to Oia which is kind of nice. BUT the klimb is not the esiest so watch out were you sett your fots. The hard klimb is like 3-5 meters. Its worth it when you finally are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is worth the many stairs down and back up again even if not claiming to the top of the rock. Also interesting to see the ruins were people use to live around the rock.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a walk you have to do! I would recommend travelers walk early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid sweltering heat. Early evening walks will offer the best sunset views. You need about 1 hour to do the walk. Take water and wear comfortable shoes. Views are breath taking. The walk is accessed through the little path... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked Skaros first thing in the morning and it was a nice climb. I didn't scale the rock at the very top because I was sure I would somehow pull a muscle, but most people didn't seem to have a problem with it. Climbing the stairs to get back to our hotel afterwards was a little rough! Bring plenty... More 

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