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Skaros Rock, Imerovigli

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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.
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  • The rock is close to Fira - Oia path and it takes 15 min to visit. The walk is nice but there are some unstable rocks. The view of the Caldera is spectacular. 
    The rock is close to Fira - Oia path and it takes 15 min to visit. The walk is nice but there are some unstable rocks. The view of the Caldera is spectacular.  more »
  • This was an adventure. First are the stairs down. Just remember they you have to climb back up. The first part up the rock is not too bad but after that it can get a bit challenging. I actually... 
    This was an adventure. First are the stairs down. Just remember they you have to climb back up. The first part up the rock is not too bad but after that it can get a bit challenging. I actually...  more »
  • moderately strenuous. lots of stairs. can hike to church and back in about 1.5 hours. Amazing views around entire caldera. bring a camera. wearing proper footage. can be difficult if afraid... 
    moderately strenuous. lots of stairs. can hike to church and back in about 1.5 hours. Amazing views around entire caldera. bring a camera. wearing proper footage. can be difficult if afraid...  more »

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