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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)
Imerovigli, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day in Santorini, we decided to hike down to Skaros Rock to view the sunset. Plan on spending about a couple of hours or more and bring your camera . . The path down is not hard, but not easy either. The...More

Thank Mgalmo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbed Skaros, beautiful views. If you love climbing and a bit of off-the-track adventure, go for it.

Thank Christina Marie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing and unobstructed views of the caldera, hillside homes and hotels. It is well worth the walk down to see the Church as well as the surrounding areas. The water is so clear from this viewpoint. The walk back up, while a workout, made the...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Hiked this around sunrise during off-season and enjoyed the solitude. Be careful of the streets in Imerovigli as the overnight moisture make them quite slick. The trail (75% paved stairs and 25% dirt) descends 0.4 mi nonstop with wonderful views of the caldera, Fira and...More

1  Thank S14er
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The views are amazing but you need to climb a few hundred steps. The path is rocky but we enjoyed the walk.

1  Thank GYCY
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a great hike. From a bye lane you can take steps donw and then a final dirt track. A last bit is almost like rock climbing. Great fun. Once on the rock you get a 360 degree view of the area. The Imerovigli...More

2  Thank Joutishman
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A nice (moderate) hike up the rock to take in a different perspective of Santorini. Nice little church along the way and plenty of opportunity for some nice pictures.

Thank ddstephaz
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Worth the hike down and back up to see the sea from the edge. Be prepared its not easy going back up. Wear good shoes, bring water and snacks (maybe a lunch). Interesting things to look at out there. A church on the side of...More

Thank Britt D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great little hike. We did not go to the top as there is some rock climbing involved. But did enjoy it up to that point.

Thank TerrieRobbins
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The views are spectacular. You will need to be quite fir to climb it. Remember to wear good walking shoes and take plenty of water.

Thank SJB448
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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
27 August 2016|
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Response from Manny 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
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