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  • Average4%
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“final climb”(14 reviews)
“small church”(27 reviews)
“short hike”(17 reviews)
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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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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"
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank Fran S
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Reviewed 2 days 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...More

Thank TamsynJoll
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Reviewed 3 days 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When hiking from Fira to Oia, definitely take this detour out to Skaros rock! It’s quite a few stairs but it’s quick and beautiful! Follow the main path up by the rock then down to the little church on the other side. From there you...More

Thank Ebrodkin1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just on the left of the hotel. where we stayed was the Skaros Rock, which had been originally built as a protection from sea pirates. Now basically a ruin, the remains of an old fortification is one of the highlights of Santorini. It is now...More

Thank travellerIndian
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sparks Rock is a beautiful rock formation formed by the volcano that created the Island of Santorini. The trail is right off the cliff walk and is very tough to get there because you have to go down what seems like 1,000 stairs. It isn't...More

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best place we came across for seafood. It was delicious. Our waiter was fantastic and made great suggestions for us. Prices were reasonable. Great views. Would recommend this place for seafood for sure.

Thank LovelyLisa5
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Grace hotel so the path for Skaros rock was just a few steps away for us. That said, I was 5 month pregnant at the time we took the hike and wasn’t looking for anything too intense. I was pleasantly surprised with...More

Thank Christi T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike is not long but has an incline. Watch out for loose rocks and gravel, can get dangerous. Important to have the right hiking shoes on this one. Of course bring about a half liter of water per person

Thank koss2010
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a nice view of the Caldera, though not for direct sunset views. The food was very good. We started with Octopus and Fava spread. It was a really nice size piece of octopus. It was slightly overcooked, but not bad at all....More

Thank mark p
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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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