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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You really want to climb to the top of Skaros Rock to see the fantastic 360-degree view. It may feel daunting and scary when one looks up to the sharp cliff and contemplates "can I do this?" YES... more »
We started our walk in Fira and reached the rock after about two hours. It was a good place to stop for a glass of wine and a short break at a café with a nice view. more »
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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