Skaros is one of the most famous symbols of the island and a popular viewpoint for watching sunsets. Just below the village of Imerovigli, 250 metres above sea level, a high, steep cliff rises, on top of which you can see the ruins of a former Venetian fortress from the 13th century.

The most beautiful views are to be had immediately after descending the steps from Imerovigli with the small chapel in the foreground.

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How to get there?

You can get directly to the ruins on the Skaros rock by following a short path and stairs from the Imerovigli pedestrian zone. It's about 500 metres one way (see the route map), expect more elevation gain, but the views are definitely worth it.

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