Situated on the rim of the caldera 300m above sea level, and it is the highest village on the island. Declared a monument by the government, it is the breathtaking views from Imerovigli that are the obvious attraction to the many foreign tourists who visit the area. It is possible to enjoy these spectacular views from the numerous accommodation facilities and restaurants that line the slopes of the caldera.
Other popular attractions include the variety of local shops who sell locally made clothes and produce down the narrow back-streets. For a historic flavour you may want to visit any of the numerous Orthodox churches at Imerovigli that are found throughout Santorini and the rest of Greece Skaros is the former capital of Santorini up until the 18th century when villagers moved to Fira Town to gain easier access to the sea.
In the 19th century Fira took over as the capital, but Skaros has remained a superb tourist attraction to anyone willing to climb down the several hundred steps and take the 15 minute walk to the monastery overlooking the caldera basin.
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