Aug 28, 2014

Trail: Imerovigli - Skaros

A magnificent trail that takes the traveler back in time as it crosses the old capital of Santorini, named Skaros.
The trail starts from the small church of Agios Georgios which stands in Imerovigli just above the rock of Skaros. Skaros used to be the medieval capital of Santorini for about 600 years. Walking downhill, go past the church of Agios Ioannis Katiforis and move closer to the imposing rock. The geomorphology of the area reveals the violence of the eruption that created this magnificent site. The trail goes past the rock among relics and ruins of the old buildings and finally reaches the church of Panagia Theoskepasti (Virgin Mary the God-covered).
The visitor cherishes the panoramic views and intimate contact with the island.
Walking back uphill again, a few meters after leaving the church, follow another path on your right, which continues much lower than the first path.
Duration: 1 hour, quite easy
Tip: Don’t forget your hiking boots and, of course, your camera!