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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.
Imerovigli, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't realize the climb to the very top was so difficult. You basically have to climb up the side of the rocks, it's not a path. There is a long path at the beginning but the final ascent is not. The view was great...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a morning hike out on the Skaros rock. We stayed at a resort not far from the entrance to the rock trail. Recommend to either to the hike earlyin the morning, before the sun warms and in the afternoon for a view...More

Thank SteffanTvete
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed up the rock in the morning when it was not so hot. Be sure to wear sneakers or closed shoes if you plan on reaching the very top. There is climbing involved at the top. Once there, you'll see beautiful views! Definitely worth...More

1  Thank Yvette H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very rustic and pretty. Need confidence if you’re going to climb to the top! It’s almost vertical. Very pretty and seen some old archways almost buried. Don’t do in the heat of the day, there is no shelter

1  Thank Xalae
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people claim that Santorini is gorgeous but there aren't that many physical activities to do! Not true! Right there hidden in the most beautiful area of Santorini called Immerovigli is a great one hour (total) hike/walk to this stunning rock where you can truly...More

1  Thank Augusto V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd time here to Santorini Just discovered the rock and climbed it to the top What a fantastic experience Truly breathtaking

1  Thank paymaun l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Imerovigli and had a view of Skaros Rock via my hotel room balcony. I immediately knew I had to visit the rock as the views looked spectacular. So I set off with some sturdy shoes and a bottle of water from my...More

1  Thank AndyJJennings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Imerovigli and looked out on Skaros from our hotel (Astra Suites). We have been to Santorini twice and did the hike around Skaros each time. It's not too hard and a great activity to get a different perspective on the island and...More

1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see the sunset in a nice and quiet place and as soon as we saw Skaros rock, we did not hesitate to go there. You can find a pathway but getting all the way to the top is tricky, so I would...More

Thank 597miriamd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited it while doing our hike from Fira to Oia and it was well worth it! Especially as you find a small church at the back that offers great views! We went around 9-10am and there were not many people, just a few couples,...More

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8 June 2018|
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.
8 June 2018|
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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." 😉
5 September 2016|
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Response from Heatros | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get to the church without scaling to the top of the rock. It's actually near the bottom on the far side of the rock. The path is relatively easy to find, then you'll chose to go down or up. Going down is how to... More