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. 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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  • you have to visit the rock of skaros and see the beautiful view of the caldera.You can easily hike,avoid hot hours,,its better early in the morning or late evening so that you can enjoy sunset.  more »
  • The walk achieved skaros is not difficult, you can easily do with some attention because you may slip because of pebbles. Just go around and around this "Headland" the view is spectacular, you can sit on some rocks and wait for the sunset! A really unique place!
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  • ENGLISH BELOW the Skaros Rock is one of the first activities we've done once in Santorini. He was fairly far from our hotel. The trail was below but we had trouble finding the departure! The ride is nice, not more than an hour, however the vast majority of the path is in full sun, predict hats. It seems also important to note that some places are subject to landslides, so be careful in there or put the feet and follow the trail. You can see on the way a small chapel and very beautiful landscapes. Provide a comfortable and solid shoes, the trail is not easily in city sandals or flip flops. The final climb is short, but it was not very easy to climb when we went there, or even hardly feasible for children for example. In summary, great attraction but not the most important to do, you see beautiful landscapes but landscapes can be observed from many other issues at the top of the caldera. One of the first things we did once in Santorini. The walk isn't long, less than a year hour, but it's entirely under the sun so it s important to wear hats. A comfortable outfit and comfortable shoes are important too, and be careful to where you put your feet! Not always easy to climb at the end, especially for children! Great landscapes to see but these landscapes can be seen anywhere at the top of the caldera. Goal a nice thing to do if you have enough time.
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