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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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  • During your walk has Oia you will necessarily spend especially if you wait until the sun goes down. Nice view on the heights of the village for the sunset... Well, there are other places. Uninteresting ruins. takes 10 minutes.
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  • Beautiful city view accompanied by breath-taking contrasts of architecture, this place is lovely in the daytime as it is in the evening.  more »
  • 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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  • 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