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Byzantine Castle Ruins

Oia, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Oia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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NJ
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277 reviews 277 reviews
140 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We started walking through town and were enjoying looking around the various shops when we came upon the castle ruins. We were there around 1:30pm after all of the hordes of people from the tour busses left. It was hot but the views were spectacular of the town of Oia, the caldera and the water. It a one of the... More

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Norwich
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

One of my big regrets of the year will be not spending more time in Oia. This charming little place is absolutely stunning. World Heritage site standard. We arrived on a tour from a cruise ship and were only given forty minutes. That was really only enough to walk from the car park to the castle and back. Needless to... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After a leisurely walk through the town and shops, we walked up here and were amazed at the beauty of this spot. The views of the town and the white and blue churches are great, and the views of the islands and the town nestled in the volcanic rock and the turquoise water below are just amazing. We came here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The castle is a great place to watch the Oia suset. Go early to claim your spot and bring food. I arrived at 1630. By 1700 the spots were filled and tripods were in place. It is crowded at 1900 but it was worth it. If you want to dodge the crowds the steps to Ammoudi Bay is another option... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Perfect spot to take beautiful pictures of Oia and Caldera. Try to go in the morning or around 4 PM, if not it will be either very hot or crowded. We visited in August.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Got there around lunch time, have to arrive early for a good place to take some excellent pictures as later in the evening the place is inundated with tourists trying to catch the perfect sunset, lovely place very picturesque

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You have got really impressive views of the town and bay from the castle, I recommend to visit again at night. It is even better!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

These ruins are very cool and unique, get there early if you want to secure a spot for the sunset! Romantic and beautiful once the sun hits the ocean, with the caldera view.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You could get nice view from this spot... The sea, both side views in Oia and the Sunset.... We just had a photoshoot in this spot !!!!!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The whole town of Oia is just beautiful with lots of scenic viewpoints and this is just one of them. I wouldn't say it's any better or worse than any other but it's nice. You get a good view around with lots of good photo opportunities. You'll enjoy it.

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