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Byzantine Castle Ruins

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Address: Oia, Greece
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Panoramic sea vista

Santorini was one of our cruise stops. We caught a taxi to the magnificent little city of Oia and took at least 100 postcard perfect photos. Every turn on the cobblestone winding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Santorini was one of our cruise stops. We caught a taxi to the magnificent little city of Oia and took at least 100 postcard perfect photos. Every turn on the cobblestone winding walkways opened up a panoramic sea vista as blue as you can imagine. As we had arrived early, there was no one about. Local shops had not even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Highly recommend stopping here if you can to take pictures. If you drive yourself parking can be spotty and there will be a bit of a trek, but well worth it! There's also many little shops and bars to stop along the way to dodge the sun, first sunburn in my life! Great beaches not far down the road as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The view from the castle is wonderful, and you can watch the sunset there. It is also a good spot to take photo of the houses on the island. After sunset when people are leaving, stay a little longer and you will see an amazing picture of a colourful sky together with the lovely houses (of course only when the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It's sooooooooo beautiful here. You don't even know! The most beautiful blue on earth! A must see. So serene and beautiful.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a little bit dificult to get there, you need very confortable non slippery shoes! There are the remaines of what formerly was a glorious Byzantine Castle, ......only a few walls but with a beautiful scenery around: the Thirassia Island in front of it; the volcano .part of Oía and Thirassia ro the distance in one side and to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The is the favorite spot for viewing the famous Santorini sunsets. Not much left of the castle to see though. Many brides & grooms get their pictures taken here. Get here early for a good spot to take photos of the sunset as it will get very crowded.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is not a lot left and you can not visiting inside that ruin. It is only a place for get nice pictures from sunset.

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

When we were there about 8 or 9 couples were taking wedding photos there. not getting married there but just having there photos taken there...I guess its a trendy thing. Odd but understandable as the area is gorgeous!

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The ruins of the Byzantine Castle (the "Castro") of Oia may quite disappoint you, principally if you are imagining Greek ruins as in Athens or in the Peloponnese. But Oia's "Castro", overlooking the "Caldera" and the Aegean Sea, will offer you breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful sunsets in whole world. Magical and touching. Beautiful pictures and fond... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Walk the winding cobblestone pathways towards the ruins and you will have many splendid photo ops. The views of Oia from ruins are postcard perfect.

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