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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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252 attraction reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
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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Birkirkara, Malta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Massive place for views to take breathtaking pictures !!! We really Loved it. Go early morning to take pictures because by time many tourists come and visit and it will be much crowded.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you were expecting to see a castle perched on the clifftop then you will be disappointed! it is just a few low walls on a flat base. Having said that, it is the perfect viewing platform to see the stunning views of nearly the whole island and also back towards Oia. As previously stated, if you come here for... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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67 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The ruins are really beautiful and will give you amazing photo ops. People start crowding its walls 2 hours before the sun sets and will stay until it is dark for night photography. If you don't mind the crowds, it's gorgeous at sunset, but it can be stressful.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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59 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

While you are walking around Oia, headed towards Amoudi, don not miss the venture to the Byzantine Castle Ruins. It is a bit of a climb up the stone stairway. Quite a few tourists go there to take magnificent photos, especially near sunset time. The location overlooks the vast caldera. This time on one of the wired fences there were... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Please, don't spend a lovely sunset fighting for a place with the other 1000000 tourists there. There are other places from where you can see the sunset, like some cafes or even at amoudi bay! You should go there early in the morning to take pictures if you want, even tho the place is not like a big deal as... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Breathtaking view during the sunset. As others said, it's better to go earlier and "reserve" your place.

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Senior Contributor
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great place to watch the sunset. Get there early because it gets very very crowded. Other than the sunset there isn't too much to see here.

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