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. You can plan Oia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • In fact, I was more than Santorini, Zakynthos. Beach Zakynthos is no where to eat and where prices are what one play does not fall. But if there's only one other European unity as an object that does not have them. This is probably the only and Santorini, Santorini and the caldera's distinctive terrain. And expensive shopping. (Of course, expensive shops even though a few of the exceptional) so come in Santorini and the caldera can be seen here is not properly should say when it comes to everything blah
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  • 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.  more »
  • simply place the species, but the best on the whole island. No tour bypasses her party. The ruins themselves, as many point out, are not worth much attention.
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  • Historic ruins with a great view. Can be busy as with any historic sites. A few areas without walls so not suitable for young children.
  • Pros: beautiful view. Gorgeous sunset. Cons: be prepared to be packed like sardines. If you like having cameras shoved around your head, then no worries. Otherwise there are plenty of other places to see the sunset just 5 min walk away from the castle.
  • It's great but you're lucky if you get to see anything due to all the tourists. If you're looking for a photo opportunity, go early and take snacks
  • We went here on our first day quite picturesque but seems to be very crowded all day. The ruins themselves aren't much to look at and are largely restricted for safety reasons. The real reason to be there is the views from the ruins and not the ruins themselves.
  • Oia, is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. At the entrance of the village is a car park where visitors can leave their vehicle and enjoy long walks in the picturesque paths.
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