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Venetian Castle of Santorini

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Venetian Castle of Santorini

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MarcusHurley wrote a review Oct 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom6,822 contributions654 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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SoCalOregonian wrote a review Dec 2019
Murrieta, California9,164 contributions1,032 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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dundada wrote a review Sep 2019
United Kingdom74 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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vnn wrote a review Sep 2019
Milan, Italy39 contributions17 helpful votes
Nice view point but very little is left so that I doubt we can learn much about lhistory or life back then.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Fredbear_Hull wrote a review Jul 2019
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom804 contributions321 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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