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Very atmospheric with wonderful views.

We walked down to El Castro on the cobbled path ( although there is also parking low down) and were... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
watsonmelmore
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Stanton, United Kingdom
1 hour stay

On our boat trip we stayed for one hour here which was not enough to climb up and go back properly... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
mihaio782
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Ploiesti, Romania
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We walked down to El Castro on the cobbled path ( although there is also parking low down) and were rewarded with some lovely views en route. The remains of the ancient capital of Skiathos are wonderful to see although good footwear is needed as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

On our boat trip we stayed for one hour here which was not enough to climb up and go back properly. I thought it was a contest ☹️ . The view from the top is worth the trouble.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mihaio782
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Kastro are the ruins of a former fortress where the people of Skiathos hid from the pirates. It's impressively built onto the top of a rock only reachable from one side. Next to the history it offers great views over the shores and the beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

.....if it is not it is a bunch of old ruins. We got here by car which actually was easy as the road down is well maintained. Although the is then a fair bit of walking involved which I didn’t get my teenagers and husband...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We travelled there by quad , it is possible to get there by car as there were cars in the car park , however, I would take a quad or jeep. Getting there is half the fun then the climb to the top. Wear trainers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

At the North of the island this is now quite remote in comparison to the well maintained tourist road. You can take a car all the way there but I wouldn't recommend it! One of our couples had a Jeep so we decanted into that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank LJO67
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Some friends had been on a historic tour of Skiathos town and told us that Il Kastro had been made the capitol of the island at a time when the old town was being continually ransacked by pirates. We decided to visit Il Kastro and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Alli_Ram
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

First dont wear flip flops. Its a hike from rhe beach, but only about 10 minutes. Very rough path with plenty of loose stone but what a place. The views WOW and such an interesting place. Over 1000 people lived here. This is worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Vince J
Reviewed June 29, 2018

It's worth making the short 10/15 minute climb up to the fort, as there is the remains of a whole town worth exploring.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed June 26, 2018

A Castle from 1200, in the top of a cliff with very nice view. After the castle, used to be church people place. Under of the castle there is a very nice beach. I walk a lot because i go to castle by foot from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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patmaggie
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Response from DuncanP_12 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive very close to it but the walk up into the ruined village does require walking on small rocks along paths. You can get a reasonable view of it from the small car park right at the bottom of the approach.
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