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“Fun Walk”
Review of Skaros Rock

Skaros Rock
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is great walk/hike down the face of the town to the rock then around and up to the rock. But walker beware, this takes longer than you think and it harder than you think. You probably should be in some kind of shape when attempting this.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

It was a long walk (lots of stairs and slippery rock). It's ok. I don't recommend doing it on the same day as the hike to oia unless you are one of those keen hikers (I just like long walks)... you could definitely do it by itself and enjoy it as it wouldn't take as long (I'd do thira to oia again but skip this bit)...

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We climbed all the way tothe top of it but be aware that you will need good footwear and monkey abilities to climb to the very top. My husband had to asisst several people to get up or back down the rock!!

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Our terrace has a full caldera view & Skaros Rock is on the left. I can see Skaros in the morning, afternoon or evening light. Skaros is a huge rock & it is a pretty impressive sight. The best part is there are hiking trails to, around and up this majestic rock. You will not regret this hike... you will have the best view of Santorini, especially if you time it around sunset! We never get tired of walking to Skaros in our 10 days stay in Santroini. The best surprise of the hike is there is a little chapel Theoskepasti behind the rock which you can't see it from Imerovigli village(you can spot the chapel if you do the caldera hike to Oia). Equip with good footwear, water and a jacket (in case it is windy) is all you need. I highly recommend this hike if you visit Santorini. I have attached a web link which gives full details about Skaros, enjoy!

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

My husband ventured onto Skaros Rock, and was glad he did... although I've never seen him so exhausted when he got back! It's got a fascinating history, and is utterly deceptive: when you arrived at it from the cliff path between Imerovigli and Fira, you're looking down at the Rock and it almost seems small. But, when you see it from other parts of the island, you realise how very high it is after all!
It's a tiring trek, not to be attempted in sandals, and take a bottle of water. But, totally worth doing (so hubby says: my pregnant self didn't even dare attempt it!)

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