Skaros Rock, Imerovigli

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Santorini
Skaros Rock once housed a castle that protected the 200 Catholic settlers who called the town home. The town of Skaros was the capital of the island of Santorini until multiple earthquakes caused families to leave. Today the site offers views from the lookout over the flat-top rock next to the sea. The Chapel of Agios Ioannis Apokefalistheis stands silent over the abandoned town. The white buildings high on the plateau are often pictured in postcards of Greece, and it's not uncommon to see a wedding party on the hills among the cafe terraces. To visit Skaros Rock on your holiday in Imerovigli, and find out what else Imerovigli has to offer, use our Imerovigli trip maker website .
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  • We tried to climb to the fortress of Skaros, but had to give up halfway because it became difficult. However, despite not coming on top of the view is wonderful.
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  • My son and I decided to climb Skaros Rock and it's not without its challenge but it's well worth the view. There is one piece that requires some basic rock climbing but it's not difficult. Make sure y...  more »
  • A beautiful and challenging walk rewarded at sunset views but it can also be enjoyed in countless other places. Then, as the title, if you love the Trek worth it otherwise recommend Oia, Fira or Imerovigli.
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A short bus ride away from Fira you'll find the boutique hotels and spas of Imerovigli, boasting caldera views on the island of Santorini. This small medieval village has become a booming tourist destination complete with a number of hotels, suites, villas, and other luxury resorts. As with the rest of the island, there aren't many options for budget travelers in this village, especially if you're looking for cliffside spots overlooking the sea. To experience the majesty of this village without the high prices, consider apartment rentals or more basic hotel options in the area.
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