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Byzantine Castle Ruins, Oia

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Enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Santorini from Byzantine Castle Ruins, the remains of a 15th-century castle between Oia and Ormos Ammoudia. The view from the citadel boasts some of the most photographed images in all of Greece with picturesque whitewashed buildings, a windmill, and the azure sea beneath spectacular cliffs. If you want to see the sunset, come early to get a good seat. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Byzantine Castle Ruins and many more Oia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Oia vacation generator.
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  • It gets totally packed for the sunset. If you get there really early and get right at the front it would be amazing but there was so many people it was hard to get good photos without people's heads o...  more »
  • The ruins aren't too spectacular and it is a bit of a climb to get there, but the views from there are to die for!  more »
  • The short climb to the Byzantine Castle ruins in Oia are worth it. A good side walk off of the main commercial (and often very touristy) drag. From the Castle you get a good vantage point to see the b...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful views of volcano, the seas and the windmill clad houses along the cliff. One of the most recognizable sights of Oia! A must visit place where one can get breathtaking views of the sunset.
  • Very cool old ruins which you can climb on. I think this is the best view on the entire island. I really enjoyed just having a sit and taking it all in.
  • Locals call it the princess castle. Probably one of the most beautiful places to watch a sunset. Not only is it a perfect sunset spot but it. Is also an amazing location to get a view of the island itself. Like most reviewers have mentioned, this place is beyond crowded. If you have time, come early and enjoy the music as you sit and take in the beauty of this island.
  • Nice place to watch sunset even it is always full of people 3hours before sunset everyday. Great pictures can be taken here, and you will never want to miss the view from the castle.
  • Stand here at the ruins and watch the sunset. The view of the homes lining the hillside down to the water is a photogenic, too.