Part of the Caldera and accessible from the beautiful Imerovigli village, Skaros Rock is a mass of rock protruding into the blue Aegean Sea. History dictates that there was a castle on this rocky mass which got completely destroyed during the earthquake in the early 1900s and now lies as ancient ruins.
History: In the olden times Imerovigli used to be the capital city of Santorini but with tourism industry taking off, Fira became the capital for its accessibility and more modern amenities.
It is just 2 Kms away from Fira and has the most beautiful old world charm houses in the village with exquisite balconies, making it one of the most romantic destinations and thus a lot of wedding ceremonies are conducted in this village.
Distance from nearest airport: It is approximately 8.6 Kms from the airport and can be directly reached by a bus or a taxi. A man-made trail starts from the Agios Georgios Church connecting Skaros Rock to the Imerovigli village and making it an accessible pathway.
Activities: You can do Skaros on your own too if you haven’t taken a Santorini travel Guide tour. The walk path to Skaros from Imerovigli is around 15 minutes and is a breathtaking journey. This will be definitely a must see for couples who are on their honeymoon in Santorini.
Location: Skaros Rock, Thira 84700, Greece
Best time to visit: Best time to visit are early mornings and early evenings for its panoramic view during sunrise and sunsets.
Know before you go: The climb up to the top of Skaros is a bit challenging, so if you want to attempt that be sure to have someone around to spot you on the way down. It can get tricky, so unless you have master skills at hiking, it will be okay not to go the whole way up, you will still get to enjoy the beautiful sights.
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