Skaros Rock in Santorini is a rocky headland that protrudes out to the azure-blue Aegean Sea.
It is located in front of the village of Imerovigli. In the olden days, a majestic castle was located here and used to be the principal place of the Christian congregation in Santorini until the beginning of the 1800s.
Unfortunately, the castle was completely ruined during an earthquake in the 19th century. All that remains today are remnants.
Legend has it that the medieval castle of Skaros was never conquered during its long 600 years of existence.
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A well-defined trail originating from the renowned Agios Georgios church 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, Fira became the capital due to its proximity and easy accessibility to the sea.
Despite that, Skaros retains its old-world charms and has plenty to offer in terms of the scenic beauty of the surrounding areas, including the caldera.
The neighborhood around Skaros is full of restaurants, bars, and hotels. Its stunning landscape and scenic beauty attract many couples from all over the world for a wedding ceremony or a honeymoon.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of scheduling a direct pickup by a local driver at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.
Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from your hotel. You can then visit the Ancient Thera but also many other places of interest.
Public transfers: In Imerovigli village lies the 4th stop of the bus route Fira > Oia. Once in Imerovigli, Skaros Rock is about a 15-minute walk away. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. Bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island are available. There are buses to Oia approximately every hour. Note that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.