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
Short walk from Imerovigli; good shoes, good physical conditions recommended (as for all walks on the island entailing (sometimes steep) descents (don't forget the way up that can be avoided only in t... more »
Promontoire rocheux à faire absolument, offre une vue grandiose. Possibilité d’accéder à son sommet mais se munir de bonnes chaussures car un passage est difficile. A l’arrière de ce dernier en contre... more »A rocky promontory to do, offers a magnificent view. It is possible to reach the top but to wear good shoes because a passage is difficult. At the back of the latter below superb chapel.
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