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Very atmospheric with wonderful views.

We walked down to El Castro on the cobbled path ( although there is also parking low down) and were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
watsonmelmore
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Stanton, United Kingdom
1 hour stay

On our boat trip we stayed for one hour here which was not enough to climb up and go back properly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mihai O
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked down to El Castro on the cobbled path ( although there is also parking low down) and were rewarded with some lovely views en route. The remains of the ancient capital of Skiathos are wonderful to see although good footwear is needed as...More

Thank watsonmelmore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our boat trip we stayed for one hour here which was not enough to climb up and go back properly. I thought it was a contest ☹️ . The view from the top is worth the trouble.

Thank Mihai O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kastro are the ruins of a former fortress where the people of Skiathos hid from the pirates. It's impressively built onto the top of a rock only reachable from one side. Next to the history it offers great views over the shores and the beach...More

Thank MES_London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.....if it is not it is a bunch of old ruins. We got here by car which actually was easy as the road down is well maintained. Although the is then a fair bit of walking involved which I didn’t get my teenagers and husband...More

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled there by quad , it is possible to get there by car as there were cars in the car park , however, I would take a quad or jeep. Getting there is half the fun then the climb to the top. Wear trainers...More

Thank sunshine021
Reviewed 28 July 2018

At the North of the island this is now quite remote in comparison to the well maintained tourist road. You can take a car all the way there but I wouldn't recommend it! One of our couples had a Jeep so we decanted into that...More

3  Thank LJO67
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Some friends had been on a historic tour of Skiathos town and told us that Il Kastro had been made the capitol of the island at a time when the old town was being continually ransacked by pirates. We decided to visit Il Kastro and...More

2  Thank Alli_Ram
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

First dont wear flip flops. Its a hike from rhe beach, but only about 10 minutes. Very rough path with plenty of loose stone but what a place. The views WOW and such an interesting place. Over 1000 people lived here. This is worth a...More

1  Thank Vince J
Reviewed 29 June 2018

It's worth making the short 10/15 minute climb up to the fort, as there is the remains of a whole town worth exploring.

1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed 27 June 2018

A Castle from 1200, in the top of a cliff with very nice view. After the castle, used to be church people place. Under of the castle there is a very nice beach. I walk a lot because i go to castle by foot from...More

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patmaggie
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Response from Duncan P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive very close to it but the walk up into the ruined village does require walking on small rocks along paths. You can get a reasonable view of it from the small car park right at the bottom of the approach.
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