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Castle with a view

People come from all over the world to witness the sunset from this small and ruined castle, very few will ever go away disappointed. The view of the Caldera and the sunset are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

People come from all over the world to witness the sunset from this small and ruined castle, very few will ever go away disappointed. The view of the Caldera and the sunset are truley stunning. As anyone who has been will tell you if its the sunset you are looking to witness make sure you get there early it can... More 

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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Awesome lots of great Picture Opportunities. And watch the Sunset from the Castle. Although very crowded and many tour groups. Preferred to go before the afternoon rush get soome photos and go back and sit on the balcony at my hotel.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Hiked our way around OIa and stumbled across this beautiful site! Well worth the sore feet and came home with some awesome photos!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a view that is impeccable to see the caldera and all that is Oia!!! So worth it! The castle was cool, but if you come for sunset.. Need to get there super early because it fills up fast!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It can be very crowded at sunset. Many brides take their photo shooting in this location. Perfect spot for photos of Oia's windmill side of the city.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Oia in Santorini is unique. It is one of the places you should go before leaving this life! Oia has the best sunset and the Castle is amazing.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The view is 360 degrees and is possibly best seen without the crowds early in the day as we did. The "castle" is just the remains of the walls, the reason for coming here is simply the viewpoint. Take care as it can be very windy here too.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For the sunset this place is completely overcrowded!. However, afterwards this is an excellent place to take pictures of Santorini's bay and other islands. Definitely worth the visit if you are around.

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San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Crowded with tour groups & professional photographers. But a must see. Best to see early. Or after 2

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There's nothing really to see at the "castle ruins". People go there for the great viewpoint of Oia and to watch the sunset. Go there and take your picture, that's about it. But, it's a very good view.

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Address: Oia, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Oia

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