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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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“final climb” (14 reviews)
“small church” (27 reviews)
“short hike” (17 reviews)
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Imerovigli, Greece
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"final climb"
in 14 reviews
"small church"
in 27 reviews
"short hike"
in 17 reviews
"nice hike"
in 18 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 14 reviews
"easy hike"
in 11 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 18 reviews
"take your time"
in 16 reviews
"astra suites"
in 10 reviews
"bring water"
in 19 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 11 reviews
"flip flops"
in 23 reviews
"different perspective"
in 10 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 12 reviews
"the cliff"
in 26 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 12 reviews
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This hike has a lot of steps both down and up. You get to it by walking the path between Fira and Oia through Imerovigli, where there are marked stairs (with the same signs that mark the Fira/Oia path at other junctures) going down near...More

Thank emarienyc
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Can have view both sunrise and sunset. Worth to visit. There are steps so easy to walk. Magnificent view point.

Thank ChaleeHo
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I know the views from the surrounding area are spectacular, and it is a bit of a climb, but so, so worth it. make sure you go down to the little church on the far side

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Round trip takes about an hour from the top. Quite a lot of steps on the way down/up but if you take your time anyone can do it. Gorgeous views when you reach the rock and if you fancy a scramble you can climb onto...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Skaros Rock is so beautiful, with breathe taking views. Just before it going down there is a small little church which is stunning (where i proposed) recommend just taking a moment there and take it all in.

Thank Gurj M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there alone walking from Fira, there are a lot of stairs to get there, I am sedentary so it was a little hard for me hahah Plase go to this place, the view is so beautiful.. I stayed there until the sunset, you...More

Thank Yumi K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked out to the rock on a gorgeous day and it was well worth the numerous steps it took to get there and back! It's a little tricky in some spots, so definitely wear the proper shoes for hiking. And, take your time to...More

Thank 129rrj
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Moderate hike to skaros rock. Our hotel gave us clear directions to navigate the path from the street. Charming all the way down with great views and photo ops. Wear sturdy shoes no flip flops. The changing light around sunset makes for amazing photos. The...More

Thank IndiaTraveler001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best views on the Caldera in Santorini... Enjoy the hike & make sure to to see the Church & climb the rock itself. The water is so clear from this viewpoint.

Thank Karim H
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

you have to visit the rock of skaros and see the beautiful view of the caldera.You can easily hike,avoid hot hours,,its better early in the morning or late evening so that you can enjoy sunset.

Thank EL76SE
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stellina1936
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
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margarittaswaiting
27 August 2016|
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Response from Manuel B | Reviewed this property |
As this is a well traveled trail, it is highly unlikely that you have found anything that is really old. Most likely it is fragments of something purchased in a local souvenir shop on the island. To be sure, you could take... More
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anne-catherine p
22 March 2015|
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Response from Rod A | Reviewed this property |
I concur with Anish, to make sure you get the trip scheduled on the day you want, contact the concierge and they will be able to help you make the reservation. Have fun, it is a cool trip
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