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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 1 week ago
Mihai O
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Impressive

Kastro are the ruins of a former fortress where the people of Skiathos hid from the pirates. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.....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

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

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

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

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.

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

Thank Chriistinaa
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

A must to see when you visit Skiathos. This was a Village for more than 1000 people in the 1300 century. Rent a ATV or jeep. Leave early morning , go all the way down where the narrow dirt road ends. Then its a ten...More

1  Thank Mia L
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patmaggie
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Response from Duncan P | 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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