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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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do this with a bottle of wine or beer - absolute must

if you stay in Imerovigli set one evening aside to follow the cliff path down to this little rock and sit and watch the santorini sunset - id say this is better than the crowds at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you stay in Imerovigli set one evening aside to follow the cliff path down to this little rock and sit and watch the santorini sunset - id say this is better than the crowds at oia . The climb is a tad challenging if your not the fittest person but its do-able for most , however to get on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Skaros rock is not a difficult to trek - but do note that there is little to none when it comes to safeguards along the pathway. I did not manage to figure out how to get to the top though I did see quite a few people who did. Nonetheless, great view throughout.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A majestic rock,standing alone on caldera ridge.Pretty hard to reach,you have to descent a lot of steps,then you have to follow a dirt trail.But the views is outstanding.The way back is far more tiresome. On the top of the rock was,long time ago,a castle,but now remainned only a few ruins.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect as it was quite windy at our Imorvigli hotel but so glad we gave it a go! From Imorvigli direction, turn right after the Grace Hotel to access the trail to this beautiful rock. Only attempt if moderately fit or happy to take the climb up and down slowly. Like others, we chose to... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a great hike to the rock but not for the faint of heart to get to the top of the rock. hand over hand rock climbing to get to the top. amazing sunset and very windy

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this on the first day as we were staying in Imerovigli so it was very handy. I wouldn't call it a 'hike', but there are a lot of stairs so probably not for the super unfit. Some rocky bits but it's an easy to follow path. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the rock and another 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skaros is a must-hike, if you're staying in Santorini. Mostly stairs and somewhat steep walking. However, there is one last rock-climbing bit that takes you to the very top. Worth the scrabbling. Heels will make this more difficult.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a few hours before our catamaran cruise and Skaros Rock was close to our hotel. The hike was relatively challenging but well worth it. It took us about an hour from start to finish. There are A LOT of stairs and at the end if you are brave enough you can climb about 15-20 feet... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Son did the trip in one go! Rugged and need proper shoes. So worth the exertion and rewarding views to Oia and back to Thira. Do early in day as so hot.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So fun! Challenging but rewarding! you need to wear good trail shoes ( no flip flops) and you can't be scared of heights. Once you find the way to summit the rock it'll be worth your time and effort. The views are amazing! They even have a meditation/yoga class you can do at the top. So cool!

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