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Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri

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Leave Your Vertigo at Home

People talk about the steps as if climbing is the main event. Totally wrong if you are at all afraid of heights. Going up, just don’t look down. Going down, I don’t know what... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
OriColombo
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

People talk about the steps as if climbing is the main event. Totally wrong if you are at all afraid of heights. Going up, just don’t look down. Going down, I don’t know what to say except take it slowly and don’t wear white shorts. I will say that the climb and the anxiety were totally worth it. Be prepared... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you spend your holyday at Skopelos, Greece, take an excursion to see Agios Ioannis Kastri, a church on the top of the rock, which needs 120 stairs to climb up to the top. According to the legend, icons of Agios Ioannis (St. John the Baptist) were found at the see shore arround the rock, but the next they disappeared.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Remember to visit the small beach adjacent to the minastery. It is really small, but have a great scenery and wonderful water - and not to crowded

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Thank Rune L
Belgrade
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Famous church from Mamma-Mia movie is the must place to visit if hiking upstairs is not a problem for you. Pick sunset or sunrise to avoid high temperatures during day and enjoy fantastic view from the top.

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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The chapel itself is not impressive but the cliff where it is located and the surroundings are spectacular. Stairway is a bit steep but safe.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Wow this place gives you thrills and chills. Right from the road as you approach Agios Ioannis you feel the peace, beauty and serenity. A big salute to the folks who built up the chapel right on top of this huge rock. The walk up to the chapel is risky with 100 very narrow stony steps, specially for kids, one... More 

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Newbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This charming small church on top of a large rock is accessed via a rather steep climb up many steps but the view from the top makes it worthwhile. As many people already know, it was the location of the wedding scene from the film Mamma Mia.

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London, UK
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This little chapel on the top of the rock is absolutely amazing. 100 steps to reach it and it is definitely worthwhile. The views from the top are simply amazing. Highly recommend it. Parking can be a little challenging but again well worth the effort.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Simply stunning and worth every hot step to the top. Wonderfully romantic and very moving and a must do part of any stay on Skopelos

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Some other reviewers have said they were disappointed by the way the rock looks. Please not that NATURE looks different at different times of day, and different seasons. This is a beautiful place if somewhat marred by tourist hordes. Go on your own steam later in the day or earlier in the morning to avoid these. Please note that there... More 

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