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Il Kastro

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Address: Cape Kastro, 370 02, Greece

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Stunning views

Great walk - need your trainers not flip flops - fabulous views and a bit of history as well. Get there by land or sea; expect a bit of a hike!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk - need your trainers not flip flops - fabulous views and a bit of history as well. Get there by land or sea; expect a bit of a hike!

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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest settlement on Skiathos. It's a good hike up the hill but it is worth every drop of sweat..stunning!

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Malmesbury
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Bit of a scramble so wear appropriate footwear. Calling it the Castle is really understating it because this is the ancient ruins of a whole town. We were very lucky to encounter a local who told us all about it - I think he said there were twenty-five churches!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Visited here on a very hot day, went by bike but from where you park it is still a very long trek and I would say that you have to be quite physically fit to do it. Great views on the way and well worth getting there, very interesting and the guy that was there gave us good information. If... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

you can access this on a boat trip but quite a steep climb from the beach and by road but a steep incline to get down. We hired a quad bike and loved the trip. You will need to be fit to do this trip but well worth it to take in some culture- Loved all the old buildings, history... More 

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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wow what a place. If you are not good on your feet don't risk it. We went on our Quad bike and parked right down the paved road as far as you can go as advised by people we hired quad off. You then start the walk up to Kastro along narrow paths and loose rocks. It is brilliant when... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

From the car park it is a steep walk down a cobbled road to the rougher track that takes you over the cliff tops to Il Kastro. The path is not one I would recommend if you are wearing flip flops additionally as it is very open you need to make sure you have sun cream on and take some... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited Cape Kastro ( which we believe was the old town ). We had to walk the last few hundred yards as the lane was not suitable for a car. Nothing here except a number of old derelict buildings and some one selling local wine . we were glad we went but we would not return . Not much... More 

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108 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit but don't expect the sort of safe paths and lookouts we are used to in the UK. The HSE never got a look in here. Having said that, as long as you wear sensible foot ware and take your time you should be ok in dry weather. I personally would not be happy in wet weather... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the beach as part of a boat trip, and were told we had an hour there. One of the things we had hoped to do was to go to the old il kastro dwellings on the hill. Although middle aged, we do go to the gym and go for walks so felt relatively fit. We started walking... More 

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