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Skaros Rock, Imerovigli

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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. By using our Imerovigli travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Skaros Rock and other attractions in Imerovigli.
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Where to stay in Imerovigli

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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  • Decided to explore one afternoon - thankfully had on a decent pair of trainers as some of the path is loose stone and steep. Well worth the effort but couldn't persuade my partner to climb the final s...  more »
  • This is definitely worth a visit if you have time. It's not the easiest to find the path down to if you don't know where you're going but look out for a restaurant called 'Blue Note' and a hotel calle...  more »
  • It was quite an experience to find the "entrance" to the path but the hike is certainly worth the effort. Once you are near the top, there are some difficult last few steps since you really have to cl...  more »