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“A must when in santorini”
Review of Skaros Rock

Skaros Rock
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US$642.08*
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Santorini Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Imerovigli
Certificate of Excellence
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enchanting, an easy walk there, a little challenging on way up but worth it. Harder walk back up steps but take your time

Thank Anji F
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"final climb"
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"small church"
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"short hike"
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"nice hike"
in 18 reviews
"worth the climb"
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"easy hike"
in 12 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 19 reviews
"take your time"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 13 reviews
"astra suites"
in 10 reviews
"bring water"
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"wear good shoes"
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"flip flops"
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"different perspective"
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"the cliff"
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"views are amazing"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth the climb to watch the sunset. There is a church hidden on the opposite side and a great location to watch the sun go down. Just remember a torch for the long bike back up the hill.

Thank Thehappymoose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of stairs down, lots of stairs and steep slope up, then lots more stairs back up to our hotel...but what a great way to spend part of our first day in Santorini. Everywhere you look is gorgeous. The blue sea, the islands that were all once part of a full island before the caldera collapsed, the white-painted chapels with blue-painted roofs, and the old fortifications on the rock made it worth the sweaty and dusty adventure.

Thank Fran S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re planning on doing the Caldera Hike from Fira to Oia then you’ll get the chance to stop off at Skaros Rock in Imerovigli.

From Fira to Oia, when you reach Imerovigli you’ll notice that the pathway splits at the Blue Moon Cafe. Take the left fork and follow it down the steps where you’ll meet the pathway down to Skaros Rock.

The walk down is worth the pictures, or you if don’t fancy going right down to the rock itself there are plenty of photo opportunities along the way to stop off at and get a great shot.

As the walk back up to Imerovigli is steep, I’d recommend this is suitable for those that can manage the hike. Strollers aren’t suitable and this may even be a little taxing for youngsters.

Once you reach the rock, there are a number of we’ll-trodden yet rocky pathways that lead around the side. Following there’s will give you a great number of stunning viewpoints of the Caldera.

For those more adventurous, there’s the possibility to climb to the top, yet bare in mind there are no safety barriers and there is no “specially designed” pathway. You’ll have to just climb freely and along rocky ground.

Thank TamsynJoll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of scary climbing up to the top. Definitely not good if you’re scared of heights or not good at climbing. Very fun though!! Great views! You can also see some of the remains from the Venetian tower that used to be there.

Thank Kaitlyn R
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