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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“final climb” (14 reviews)
“small church” (30 reviews)
“short hike” (18 reviews)
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Imerovigli, Greece
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"final climb"
in 14 reviews
"small church"
in 30 reviews
"short hike"
in 18 reviews
"great walk"
in 22 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 16 reviews
"easy hike"
in 13 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 21 reviews
"take your time"
in 17 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 16 reviews
"astra suites"
in 10 reviews
"bring water"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 12 reviews
"different perspective"
in 11 reviews
"the cliff"
in 30 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 13 reviews
"flip flops"
in 22 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Xalae
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Augusto V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank AndyJJennings
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 2 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
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Reviewed 2 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

Thank Consu18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this on our first day and was one of our favourite mornings. The walk is quite easy and doesnt take long but to get to the very top could be a challenge as it does become a scramble. The highlight of the walk is...More

Thank Steriley86
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring lots of water, sunscreen, a hat and good shoes (optional). Itll take you about 45-1 hour of hiking roundtrip as a detour from the Fira to Oia hike.

Thank Pratik L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're around Imerovigli, you must hike to Skaros Rock. Be sure to wear shoes with traction--you'll need sturdy footing to make it to the top. Most of the hike is an easy incline, but to get to the peak you have to do a...More

Thank chelsearesnick
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TravelingMap
8 June 2018|
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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.
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TravelingMap
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." 😉
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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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