Skaros Rock

Location: Imerovigli   

Santorini Skaros Rock: Skaros is a rocky headland that protrudes out to the azure blue Aegean Sea. In the earlier days, a majestic castle was located here and used to be the principal place of the Christian congregation in Santorini till the beginning of the 1800s. Unfortunately, the castle was completely ruined during an earthquake in the 19th century and all that remains today are remnants of the castle. Legend has it that the medieval castle of Skaros, was never ever conquered during its long 600 years of existence.

There is a well-defined trail that originates from the renowned Agios Georgios church that connects Skaros with the village of Imerovigli. The views are breathtaking and are literally a treat to one's eyes. Skaros used to be the capital of Santorini till the 18th century. Later on, Fira became the capital due to its close proximity and easy accessibility to the sea. In spite of this, Skaros still retains its old-world charms and has plenty to offer in terms of the scenic beauty of the surrounding areas inclusive of the caldera.

The neighborhood around Skaros is full of restaurant, bars, and hotels. Its stunning landscape and scenic beauty attract many couples from all over the world for a wedding ceremony or a honeymoon.

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