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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It looks great, it cannot be done in flip flops and it must have amazing views from the top - all in all something that others will feel great having found a way to the steps that you can take to get you to the...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 4 days ago

I saw so many walk in flip flops. Wear sneakers instead. Also, bring this was nice to do in the morning before it got toot out. But a beautiful hike.

Thank AniWard
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun side trip off the Fira-Oia hike. The path is pretty well made, lots of steps. We made it almost to the rock, views along the whole path were great. Probably give yourself 45 minutes there and back. A juice/drink shop (with a bathroom) is...More

Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Only a short 'hike' with beautiful views of Imerovigli and the coast. Worth a walk to Thira afterwards

Thank Fran W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the adventurous hike up to the top of Skaros Rock. It wasn’t the hardest or longest hike I’ve done but it also wasn’t the easiest to get to the top. There are some areas towards the top that make the climb a little...More

1  Thank shellfox24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beatiful landscape and amazimg view. You can admire a perfect sunset and view the whole island and cliff sife

Thank Temo A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks harder to climb than it actually is, There is a steady gradual inclining path winding around the rock until you get near the top where most people stop as you need to rock climb the final part and it seemed quite hard to...More

1  Thank daisybuttons
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Start early as it’s a warm walk and quite strenuous. There are lovely views and the rock is worth going down to. We didn’t do the final climb to the top as it looked a bit too scary for me!

Thank Emillergmiller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do! Go early when the temp is cooler! Easy walk not really a hike! The church below is so neat to see!

Thank aimee p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have sme basic fitness you should be able to do this walk. Best to do it in the early morning so as to beat the heat, wear good shoes or runners, not sandals. A lot of people do not realise there is a...More

Thank Glenn B
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triciamg2016
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Response from 597miriamd | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is still nice to visit without going all the way to the top!
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8 June 2018|
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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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