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Byzantine Castle Ruins

Address: Oia, Greece
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Ranked #31 of 118 things to do in Oia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

On the top of the quaint Oia village, this ruin is one of the best panorama points in Santorini. The vista is breathtaking! You arrive here after walking through the village, whose beauty tends to open your soul already, and when you arrive here you really feel you are seeing something! This was a boat+bus 1-day tour of Santorini (from... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

it's one of the many sweet spot to view oia's Sunset. Located in the mazed city of oia. The view overlooking directly to the caldera, so you'll get the su setting into the caldera sea. It's not actually a castle. It a castle ruin and only the base construction left. Advice: go early before the sunset since on the tourist... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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