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Skaros Rock, Imerovigli

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • I really enjoyed the experience, I have to be honest that it is a long walk, from Atlantis Hotel in Fira to the end of Oia I marked 13.1 KM, but the trail is not tough at all if you are used to...  more »
  • Came upon path to Skaros rock without planning to hike it today. Glad I wore sneakers. The path down can be a bit slippery since the path is hosed down to get rid of the donkey dung. So yes it can...  more »
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  • Lovely adventure
  • Incredible views, specially at the sunset which creates a mythical scenery. It’s a must-do when you’re in Santorini.
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