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Byzantine Castle Ruins

Oia, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is exactly as you see in the pictures, if you climb down many steps you get to the Castle and it is absolutely beautiful!!! The white buildings with the blue domes and the blue sea behind is stunning.

Thank Noodlebee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice little piece of history, and the walk through Oia to get there is beatiful. The castle itself isn't too interesting as most of it is "no entry", but the view from the castle is absolutely amazing. If you are in Oia you...More

Thank Mette B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't come here to see the castle ruins, you come here because this is the perfect spot to see the full effects of the sunset in Oia. One one side the blue tomes over the caldera as the sun sets, on the other sode...More

Thank Pernilla A
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A ruined castle, the focal point for watching the sunset, has great views over the Caldera. worth a visit but not at sunset, so busy

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Visit this place for a photo shoot or sunset viewing during the evening. it gets bit crowded in the evening, so grab a place early if going for sunset.

Thank Geetika S
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

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 or selfie sticks in them! Very...More

Thank Liesl D
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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!

Thank linda s
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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 beautiful village of Oia on one...More

1  Thank Joel G
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful views for the sunset, but packed. Walk a few steps down towards Amoudi Bay for less people and a similar view!

1  Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The Castle ruins is just a pile of rocks, there must be some history behind it but for me all stars goes for the amazing views of Oia and sunset.

Thank Naz T
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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
25 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!