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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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All reviews final climb small church short hike great walk worth the climb easy hike worth the effort wear good shoes take your time astra suites bring water beautiful church the cliff different perspective flip flops walking shoes views are amazing
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went all the way to the tippy tippy top. There was more fear in the last part of the climb then anything. Wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes and you can surely make it to the top. We went around 930 in the morning...More

Thank Ola810
Reviewed 2 days ago

I proposed here in September, amazing views watching the sunset and there was only one other couple near us. Amazing to have this view all to ourselves.

Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is nice short hike which is rewarded with beautiful views at the end. Most of the hike is easy, but the last 20-30 feet are hand over hand straight up. Don't wear sandals.

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it. Visited it in November so we were the only ones there. Not hard to get there at all. Achievable for a moderately fit person who is able to climb a few flights of stairs. Views are fantastic.

Thank Bianchi921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good hiking experience, it was warm the weather still on November 1st as we were hiking to the top of the fortress. The way to the top was sometimes very rough and difficult especially that part where the way was too narrow...More

Thank MsLigs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Imerovigli it is a great walk to not only the church but also the small hike in it self offers breathtaking views to the surrounding islands and sunset.

Thank ImranA397
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a walk if you are near. It is a bit of a climb and can be very hot if you go at the wrong time of day...so take water and aim for late afternoon or early morning. The sound of filming drones from...More

Thank 133bill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a difficult hike, even though I didn't climb to the top, but my husband did and it was a bit scary. We also went to the little church and it was beautiful. Take the path on the right on the way back, it's...More

Thank Tjasa644302
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to, up and around the Skaros Rock requires a good bit of energy and stamina. In our mid-50s and in moderately decent shape, for us it was tough but rewarding. Just getting onto the Skaros means many steps and a fairly rugged path;...More

Thank SouthGaTravelGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike to incredible views. Not for the faint of heart or those scared of heights. To get the best views you have to climb a little bit at the end. Make sure you follow the trail down the back to the hidden church!

Thank Tina P
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triciamg2016
September 15, 2018|
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Response from thesouthernviking | Reviewed this property |
Sure is, the view is great. Remeber to bring water.
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Response from oiv85 | Reviewed this property |
They are made for the tourists to stay on track,and has a reminder of the ones who were there before.
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June 8, 2018|
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Response from JLBB-K | Reviewed this property |
They're called cairns. "Cairns are used as trail markers in many parts of the world, in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops, near waterways and on sea cliffs, as well as in barren deserts and tundra." 😉
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