Venetian Castle of Santorini

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Venetian Castle of Santorini

Venetian Castle of Santorini
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,499 contributions
If you are visiting this as a destination in itself then you'll be sadly disappointed. The castle is at the summit of the hill in Akrotiri and is free to enter and open 24 hours. There is no onsite information about it and it is basically a jumble of rocks, building materials and a few walls, nothing to mark it out as in any way a 'castle'.
There are nice views from the top though, it is lit up at night and it is only a few minutes walk from some nice restaurants. Apparently there was a lot more to the castle but it was badly damaged in an earthquake in the 1950's. It could be developed as an attraction but it's pretty much abandoned.
Written October 7, 2020
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João Gonçalo
Lisbon, Portugal91 contributions
Not much to see here. It has magnificent views over Santorini, which is nice. But is skippable......
Written August 17, 2018
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vnn
Milan, Italy39 contributions
Nice view point but very little is left so that I doubt we can learn much about lhistory or life back then.
Written September 7, 2019
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dundada
United Kingdom98 contributions
My friend and I visited the Venetian castle in Akrotiri on a Sunday in late July in the late morning before we decided to go to the ancient Akrotiri Archeological excavation site and to the Red Beach. We had to walk up a hilly small road to get up to the castle but at least walking around wasn't that bad because the hotel that we were staying in was in Akrotiri as well.

The castle looks interesting from the outside and we took a few pictures of it. It has very small winding stairs to get up to the castle's other levels but all of the doors to the castle appeared to be locked. The castle is unmanned unfortunately so there's no one who can give any visitors any information about it and that's why it's free to visit that castle.

I just wish that the doors in the castle were open. The castle also looks like people dump trash in it as well or like a homeless person may live in it.

That castle is near to some small grocery stores, a tour guide company, a pharmacy, a few gift shops, a handful of nice looking taverna restaurants and several hotels and self catering apartments so at least it's located in a very convenient part of Akrotiri.
Written September 8, 2019
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mamacooking
Boston, MA741 contributions
Couples
It is a trek to get to the Venetian Castle and once you get there you need to intuit exactly what you are seeing. Some signs would have been nice. Lovely view, which can be said about just about everywhere in Santorini. The little town in which the Castle is nestled is charming. It is not worth a trip unless you run out of things to do in Santorini.
Written October 8, 2017
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Eydie G
Hanover Park, IL3 contributions
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We stumbled upon this castle while we were driving around the island. It was a great find, and not to mention FREE! It had a lot of history that was unknown to us and it was cool to see how the family remodeled the inside to display it.
Written August 2, 2017
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Henry T
Manchester, UK14 contributions
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If you are going to the excavation in Akrotiri and the red beach, drop by this as well. This is an exhibition about some old cultures of Greece, like the old instruments. But to me it was not really about the exhibition, but the magnificent view you can see at a high point in that area, which was much more impressive than all the postcards on sale in Santorini (although the staff there told me that they want people to come for the history and culture, but not for photos). Perfect combination of everything: a cloudless sky, a green rural village, two blue seas on the left and right, and some white and blue Christian churches.
Written May 21, 2017
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Bubbles1054
Littlehampton, UK4,075 contributions
Couples
Lovely views from here ,a good little walk up up to the castle to spend some time and see some real Santorini views, take a bottle of water with you and and camera.
Written September 11, 2016
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,812 contributions
We visited this castle/fort on December 10. It is located on the highest point in Akrotiri and dates from the time of Venetian rule of the island in the 13th century. Entrance is free and we were the only people here when we visited. There is no signage or information about what you are seeing, just ruins. It affords great views of the surrounding countryside though, all the way to Fira and Oia.
Written December 24, 2019
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Fredbear_Hull
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK902 contributions
Visited after lunch in the village. Old ruins of a castle giving good views. Free and no attendant. A contribution box would have been nice as these things cost money to upkeep
Written July 11, 2019
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