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Oia 847 02, Greece
Ways to Experience Byzantine Castle Ruins
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All reviews excellent spot vantage point piece of history photo opportunities great place to watch the sunset main path blue domes awesome views take pictures amoudi bay caldera view avoid the crowds souvenir shops great pictures nice walk sun sets oia sunset
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s gonna be tough to find this place deserted but please do. We got lucky one time and it took a few tries pretty early in the morning. The ruins themselves are not much to look at. But it’s the view of Oia and the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really quaint... with some beautiful silk shops and art galleries. It's all so ancient with original stones.. so glad to have seen it.

1  Thank Jo-Anne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hot day, heaps of tourists, but a great place to get some photos, in fact anywhere in Oia is a great place to get photos. Only a short walk from the bus stop and if you are not tempted by the many many little shops...More

Thank blueshark_m4ko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 September 14, 2018

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 August 29, 2018

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.

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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!