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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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  • This area is full of people who will watch the sunset, is the typical of the island, go early then you cannot nor walk or see or take pictures.
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  • Beautiful castle ruins, perfectly restored, south of the town Oia, from where you have a splendid view over the fantastic, small city at sunset. 
  • It is the worthy culmination of extraordinary ride to do for all the people, to reach it. I have not seen the sun set unfortunately. OIA is all him, gorgeous. You it explain, it you see in photos... and not get to imagine you what are you presents when it have front. If you go from cruise, fondearéis faced with Fira, that also is very peculiar. But for riding I already little time you have, either by bus, taxi or tour, to see Oia. Be in Santorini and not see it is a sin mortal for the senses.
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  • Not only a spectacular site as a ruin of an old Byzantine castle, but the views of the caldera and the town of Ia really will make your day! On top of that, the sign near the entrace: "Danger of landslides. Do not enter!" and all the tourists (and me!) bluntly ignoring this and challenging the really very steep and deep cliffs for some beautiful pictures are a nice bonus and make this visit a special attraction!
  • Excellent view for sunset. Be sure to get there early to secure a place!
  • Very crowded place for sunset, but did have a great view. Be careful if you go over the end wall for a seat, as it has no barriers from the 50ft drop over the edge. Bring a torch for after sunset if you hang around until it is dark, as there no lights on the steps back to the town.
  • One of the best places to see the sunset. You also hear the violin that it is played by local musicians. It is very romantic
  • Not a spectacular place but the views from here are amazing