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Byzantine Castle Ruins

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Address: Oia, Greece
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Sunrise and Sunset

While everyone enjoys the sunsets from the mansion and flock there each evening, be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise from the mansion. Peaceful and sublime!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While everyone enjoys the sunsets from the mansion and flock there each evening, be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise from the mansion. Peaceful and sublime!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky to get there early in the afternoon and it was not lot of people there. Castle itself is nothing special but the view is really something special - one of the best views in the world. You could make some really fantastic photos of Oia's windmills.

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Camarillo, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to our cruise stop at Santorini but found we spent most of our short stop in transportation (tender to dock, cable car, local bus to Oia, took a bunch of outstanding photos, local bus back to Fira, long line for cable car, tender back to ship). Besides taking some iconic photos and having lunch, there... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most romantic place in Santorini. Perfect view of sunset and Oia. Vintage pace and full of history.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was scorching hot when we were in Santorini... everywhere. We would dash from shady spot to shady spot and linger in areas where there was a breeze. As soon as we got onto the ruins though, it was cool & breezy, almost refreshing! That, along with amazing views and the old man playing a traditional guitar in the corner,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a shame that better care has not been provided for these ruins. At a great position for pictures, but the ruins themselves offer nothing else. We went on a hot and crowded day - would suggest instead to walk out of Oia or along one of the side streets/alleys for a better picture.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting by its position,offering very nice views of caldera.As ruins,not much to see,there's only some walls ruins,not much to remind about the old castle.Crowded,scores of tourists trying to find the best spot for a photo.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place from a beautiful island. I was very delighted with the great view to the Mediterranean sea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My friend and I visited here in July 2016 around 6:00 pm. It was absolutely gorgeous view wise- you can get a great panoramic of the bay and the water. It is very crowded though, so if you wanted to watch the sunset you would need to come very early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

It is another place where you can see the amazing sunset in Santorini. Besides that, it offers you a great view over the cliffs and the sea

Thank Diana T

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