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Byzantine Castle Ruins

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Address: Oia, Greece
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Awesome sunset view

We went there to see different angle caldera views and they were spectacular. it's a great place to watch sunset , does get crowded and has some steep stairs to get there Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went there to see different angle caldera views and they were spectacular. it's a great place to watch sunset , does get crowded and has some steep stairs to get there Nice view of Caldera from there and whole of Santorini could be seen plus red beach also Other thing we enjoyed was the guy playing old melodies on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really superb views all round. Gets unbelievably busy at sunset. Try sunrise for a less busy experience. The ruins are just that but the view makes the trip worthwhile

Thank GarryGT
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good spot to get some nice photos. Its only small so expect a lot of people doing the same as you.

Thank jonmarie
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Byzantine cartel ruins is the place to see the sunset in Oia. Mind you it gets very crowded. As the ruins are on a hill you have magnificent views over the building hanging on the ridge. If you are coming for the sunset, you'd better be early: you cannot get in or out from the ruins before sun has set.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

Thank christinev
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

Thank krik78
Camarillo, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 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 August 8, 2016 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 August 7, 2016

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 July 30, 2016

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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