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Oia 847 02, Greece
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All reviewsexcellent spotvantage pointpiece of historyphoto opportunitiesgreat place to watch the sunsetmain pathblue domesawesome viewstake picturesamoudi baycaldera viewavoid the crowdssouvenir shopsgreat picturesnice walksun setsoia sunset
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking for anything historic, there's not much here. It's a low stone structure on a rock outcropping. No interpretive materials. Not much left of the structure. However, it provides an excellent view. It is one of the best viewing points in Oia....More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 2 days ago

NOTE: You do not come here for the castle, this spot is for the views of the island and that should be your expectation. We went up to the castle late at night and were able to have stunning view of the sea, and the...More

1  Thank Mateusz_Zed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a panorama photo of the town of Oia and the coastline of Santorini. It's a short walk from the main area but worth the views. I didn't think the ruins were much to see, it is mainly for the vantage point. Can...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is easily accessed at the end of the main path along the caldera side, and worth the trip since it's the only viewing area for both the Oia caldera and sunset-side (hence its popularity after 4pm'ish). Great for photos, though not really a destination...More

Thank dnjmusick
Reviewed August 19, 2018

On the eastern part of the town of Oia you’ll find this extremely picturesque site that makes up one the countless photo opportunities that dot the coast from north to south. Covering the coastal view and that of those island off shore there aren’t many...More

1  Thank TheRestlessTraveller
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

It can get very crowded come sunset time but if you go before then you will be fine. Great spot to take pictures.

1  Thank ynwafoodie
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The ruins were very easy to find in Oia. This was one of the most picturesque vantage points of Oia and the bay below. We went around 10 am and it was just starting to get crowded when we left around noon.

2  Thank superchiz
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Worth walking out for the views as this is at one end of the island at its highest point. Not much to see inside the castle.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed July 28, 2018

It is worth your time and effort to visit the castle ruins. The site is not very large; however, the views are spectacular. The ruins are a short walk from the main street and can be quite busy. My suggestion is visit Oia early in...More

Thank Teachgz
Reviewed July 19, 2018

This is not far from the main path through Oia and is worth a visit, especially just before sunset. It offers a great view of the sunset for pictures, but be aware that it gets very crowded around sunset. Not much remains of the ruins...More

1  Thank vern C
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May 15, 2016|
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Response from nithi25 | Reviewed this property |
From Oia(where rthe castle ruins) are , we can reach Perissa though bus and it is very easy. Just get to the know timings of the bus and they plan. There are toilets only in the shops or restaurants around. Hence you can... More
April 24, 2015|
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Response from AnaH32 | Reviewed this property |
Oia is northwest of the Island where the Byzantine Castle Ruins are, and Akrotiri is in the southeast and you need to drive to get there. Enjoy your trip!