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Skaros Rock

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Address: Imerovigli, Greece
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Skaros was considered the most important of Santorini's five castle...

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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One of the must do in Santorini. Skaros rock is not so easy to access specially at the end when you actually have to climb the rock. But the view is absolutely amazing and you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must do in Santorini. Skaros rock is not so easy to access specially at the end when you actually have to climb the rock. But the view is absolutely amazing and you feel it really worth the effort. depending on your pace, it can take youa approx 3 hours to do everything from Fira. From Imerovigli will... More 

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike out isn't bad but the climb to the top can be a little tricky. If you're feeling adventurous the views from the top will not let you down!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I underestimated the hike with so many people saying how easy it is. It was short, but it was brutally hot with little shade and a steep ascent. Also, I wouldn't say it was very easy to get to the very top, but that may just be my poor upper body strength. I would definitely recommend sneakers, I saw lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I went there in winter so it was cold and windy. When i went there wasn't single person who walked to the rock. You will need to walk through the village of Imerovigli. Since I went in winter there was pretty much nothing open. Santorini is a pretty sleepy place. It is pretty much dead in winter. Walking to rock... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A must try easy hike place...have great scenic view..it will take around 20 minutes to hike down and mostly 30 minutes to hike up..plan for around 2 hours for activity...park the car nearby road and follow rock location ..hardly 100 meters..I hiked with my 4 year old son..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Easy hike from Imerovigli.. allow a few hours to hike across Skaros Rock and down to the church on the opposite side (Chapel of Agios Ioannis Apokefalistheis - now used only by locals for special ceremonies), something you might miss if you're not looking or are intent on hiking to the top of the rock (also doable but you'll need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place for hiking and some easy climbing. Don't miss the church on the opposite side. It's very easy to climb to the top

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I went here around lunch time and i had the whole place to myself. I was surprised to see a monastery at the end - you can get that Santorini-picture from here. Great hike and amazing view! Just remember to pay attention to the sign telling when to turn left - i had missed it so i was lost for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

i wore flip flops - wear appropriate shoes, lots of stairs, worth the work. so pretty! bring your camera and some water - make sure everything is easy to carry:)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It's a tiring walk and can be more enduring that you initially believe, but worth the challenge and a gorgeous view. Please wear the appropriate shoes. I'm always shocked how many are in sandals, slipping, and not prepared.

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