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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Skaros Rock Reviews
Es uno de los puntos mas altos de toda la Isla de donde se aprecian unas vistas hermosas de las islas que estas cerca de Santorini. Desde aqui podemos ver Fira Oia Pyrgos y otros pueblos alrededor. more »It is one of the highest points of the whole island where you can see beautiful views of the islands that are near Santorini. From here we can see Fira Oia Pyrgos and other towns around.
This is a really beautiful hike but you must be warned, the final bit to climb is incredibly hazardous. You have to climb vertically up a rubble wall that is held together with crumbling mortar. There... more »
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