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
Très joli rocher perché. Belle balade. Attention si vous montez au sommet. Mieux vaut escalader le rocher que les ruines de l'escalier qui ne va pas tenir. Fortement déconseillé de grimper au sommet p... more »Very nice perched rock. Nice ride. Be careful if you climb to the top. Better to climb the rock than the ruins of the staircase that will not hold. Highly discouraged to climb to the top in high winds.
Plenty of steps and rough path, good shoes and steady feet needed. If you have those then you will be rewarded with wonderful views. The climb to the summit is exactly that, a climb: no steps. So don'... more »
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