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“A bunch of rubble” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Byzantine Castle Ruins

Byzantine Castle Ruins
Oia, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Oia
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Canberra, Australia
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“A bunch of rubble”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Basically it's the place everyone goes to see the sunset, worth having a look but not much there. Be reasonably fit for the walk, it's along way back up if you are older or terribly unfit.

Visited August 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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“One of the best spots for sundown...but:”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Only if there are no cruise ships in the harbor.

Santorini is a busy island but gets massively busier when cruise ships do arrive.

If no cruise ships it is not busy in Oia. Anywhere is a spot where you can watch the beautiful sunset. Make sure you have as well a good view away from the sea to the little white houses and chapels in Oia as the light is brilliant during the sunset... And the view on the little castle is stunning!!!

When cruise ships are there it gets tough. Crowded!!! No way to go there if not be there 3 hrs before the sunset!

If you are a part of such a cruise ship... Don't complain about the bad view or the crowds or whatsoever ... You are part of it :) ... But reserve in advance in a restaurant with top view ... More relaxing

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

These ruins provides an excellent 360 degree view of the bay and of Oia. It took me a couple tries to find my way out there. Go early because it typically crowded, ESPECIALLY during sunset!

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful place and amazing sights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Went there on a windy day. A lot of people taking pictures and for a good reason. The views are breathtakingly beautiful. You can see most of Oia. Just go and see, then you will believe.

Visited July 2013
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Plainview, New York
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“Sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Best spot for sunsets. Make your way down to the castle as the sun sets with a bottle of wine, glasses and your camera. Best spot on the island to see the sun disappear and the sky light up!

Visited June 2013
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