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Byzantine Castle Ruins

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Oia 847 02, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what na amazing place to visit, fantastic views. A must do if you are traveling in Oia or Santorini

Thank manoliandhanna
Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction isn't much but the location is great for photos of Oia and Santorini! It is easy to walk to if you are walking the streets of Oia.

Thank gulliverstraveler
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Some wonderful views to be had from here, and of the ruins themselves. Never seemed to get too busy, during the day, which is surprising given the limited size of the space. However, it is packed out like nobody's business at sunset - like those...More

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

From the Byzantine Castle, you can take photographs of Oia as seen on many postcards. It is low season so you can find a spot on the castle to perch if you’d like to see the sunset. It was a great panoramic view of the...More

Thank Genevieve D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wow, what a spot and what views from here! Although there are plenty of ocean-view spots all around this island, this is a fabulous photographer's spot for sure. There is also an old metal gate up there where you can leave a "lock of love"...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We walked out to the 15th century Byzantine Castle Ruins during our short visit to Oia. As long as you’re mobile, it’s a fairly easy walk on a sloped pathway (there are steps too). While not much remains of the castle, you’ll be rewarded with...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 6 November 2017

One of the spots that offers a great view of Santorini. We were lucky there weren't many people at the time we visited this place. Be mindful of your step, the edges aren't fenced/walled.

Thank Jace M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Byzantine castle ruins on a high hill, merit a visit, for the history of the castle and the amazing view around, overlooking Oia, the blue seaview, a splendour, land of harmony and magic moments.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A great place to take pictures of the beautiful Santorini blue waters and the city of Oia. Lots of people come here to watch the famous sunset over Oia, so it can get a bit crowded.

Thank Chelsea C
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit to the ruins as it’s within the market area of the marble walk/path and there are some great views/photo ops across the bay.. from there it’s 250 steps down to ammoudi bay.

Thank PurplewallLondon
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15 May 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
24 April 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!