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Skaros Rock, Imerovigli

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Must see · 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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  • A must do when in Santorini. It is a slow and steady climb so bring water as it gets hot! At the very top the last bit requires a touch more serious rock climbing than one might expect so wear decent....  more »
  • Would probably be an amazing place to watch the sunset or sunrise from. It was a little close to mid day when we climbed up top and since it was quite a spontaneous decision my clothes/shoes and the.....  more »

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