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

I got lost on my way from Fira doing the Fira to Oia hike. Someone sent me down all the steps past the resort and I landed my eyes on this beauty. If I was not already en route doing the other hike I definitely...More

Thank Eleni A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can't go up there by stairs all the way but have to climb the last part. But the view is with the effort!

Thank roxtii
Reviewed yesterday

Skaros is a wholly worthwhile trek to make from Imerovigli. You will be treated to some fantastic panoramic views and can also go down and pay a visit to the church on the outer side of Skaros. We didn't even realize it was there until...More

Thank WanderingTurtles
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is beautiful to view from all sides. The walk is longer than it looks. At the very end you have to decide if you truly want to climb the last 100 yards to the top. So many great views of the Caldera.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice walk and a wee scramble to get to the top so need to be fairly fit or used to climbing and not scared of heights after saying that it's only about the last 4 metres (13') you need to us your hands and...More

Thank hutchie6910
Reviewed 1 week ago

easy as pie with a tiny bit pf climbing at very end up a steep rock but you can do it if i did as i'm a wimp

Thank matthewtX6391QM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice wee 20-30 min hike from the top of stairs. To get to the top you will need to do a 2-3m verticle climb but it's pretty easy. However, if you're not confident then it may put you off. Once you're up the views are...More

1  Thank Leilani S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually just a rock in the sea but definitely worth a walk. do not underestimate the meters in altitude when going there, this walk is like a medium hike. you have to climb a little little bit to reach the top as well. it takes...More

Thank Tomo16v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The return trek from the path near Imerovigli is only a few hundred metres however there is a large number of stairs, loose rocks/gravel and a rock climb at the rear (if you want to reach the peak). There is also a church at the...More

Thank NQPsych2U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a view. We did not go on top but on the lower trail there is a very nice church still standing. The only building that exists on the rock since it was abandoned.

Thank Johan D
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triciamg2016
15 September 2018|
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Response from SteffanTvete | 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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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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