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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 nice hike easy hike worth the climb worth the effort wear good shoes take your time astra suites beautiful church bring water flip flops different perspective the cliff hiking shoes views are amazing
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views over the island and the path is the perfect length for unexperienced trekkers. Read the amazing history about the place before the trek.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SantoIngela
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

12th January 2019 It was a beautiful sunny Winter day in Santorini. We hiked from our Airbnb accommodation in Fira to the Skoras Rock. We walked along the old scenic road with great views of the calderas every step of the way. We passed through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TonyT950
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked over from Fira, not far. Followed the path. It is not difficult or dangerous at all. Only a few in our group did the final climb. The view was not really different, but they made it to the top. You MUST walk towards...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hygienist83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skaros Rock affords stellar views of the sea and shore, and a hidden delight: a chapel on the other side of the cliffs. People climb it in flip flops—unadvised—but do at least wear a pair of sturdy sneakers as the way is steep and rocky....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Visiting Santorini in December which was a low season made annoyed me with things being repaired and repainted, including the iconic Blue domes. However, Skaros rock was as stunning as ever and really cheered me up. You can climb down from Imerovigli and you will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nathavatp
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Brilliant walk up Skaros Rock, the views are amazing. There's a bit of climbing to do if you want to get right onto the top of the rock. Only a short stretch not to difficult.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TerryT5204
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

i was there with my girlfriend and its a lovely place to take good photos and enjoy the view .. i recomend it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mrjoel
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I was visiting Imerovigli for the afternoon and noticed this huge rock with a bunch of stairs, so I was curious and hiked down to it. The path kept going, so I walked to the other side of it and here is this little church,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SpontaneousKL
Reviewed 17 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ola810
Reviewed 16 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Expedition786153
19 November 2018|
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Response from TLL1969 | Reviewed this property |
To the very top is super steep. Personally, I wouldn’t do it in the dark.
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triciamg2016
15 September 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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8 June 2018|
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Response from JohanD190 | Reviewed this property |
They are there also to predict earthquakes I was told by the bussboy at our hotel.
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