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Bill's Santorini Caldera Views
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A somewhat challenging walk is rewarded by terrific caldera views. Trail is readily visible & accessible from Imerovigli area.
The cache is near the Skaros rock formation which juts out to the sea. If you hike towards the highest, stop near stone steps and look in the direction of the small town of Oiu. The cache is a small plastic container with log book and trade item. Take something to sign the log.
A bit of History
This rock was inhabited in medieval times, because the fortress and castle constructed there offered protection from pirates. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes had a huge impact.
In fact, Skaros was the capital of Santorini until the 18th century, although evacuation of Skaros started at the beginning of the 17th century. The rich Roman Catholics who had once lived there had moved to the town of Fira, abandoning the castle for a lower flatter level with access to the sea. If you brave the climb to the highest point you'll see some ruins of the old fortress.
The rock is uninhabited with the exception of a small church, the Chapel of Agios Ioannis Apokefalistheis, on its north side.
Placed in honor of my father, Bill, who can never resist seeking out the best views.
Zbir gur ebpxf n ovg.
Last Updated: on 2/6/2018 10:27:43 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:27 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum