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Byzantine Castle Ruins

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Address: Oia, Greece
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I was here for 3 weeks with my friends and absolutely loved my stay. This places is one in a million and has amazing views, food, wine, and people. The beaches are amazing. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here for 3 weeks with my friends and absolutely loved my stay. This places is one in a million and has amazing views, food, wine, and people. The beaches are amazing. The only thing is that you have to prepare yourself to walk uphills and downhills all the time. Summer months are extremely hot, and the food here... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really excited to visit these castle ruins, and from a distance they really are incredible. However, there is only a small section actually accessible to the public, with a good majority blocked off with no apparent future plans. With that being said, it is still a great place to view the sunset, and for great views of Amoudi... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good choice to watch the sunset for free, it has an amazing view. Just be sure to get there like 2 hours before to get a good spot.

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Thank ana s
Camarillo, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steep walk but worth getting to the spot. Awesome views of the islands next to the main island. Awesome sunset views

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Thank Carmen L
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Beautiful city view accompanied by breath-taking contrasts of architecture, this place is lovely in the daytime as it is in the evening.

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Thank TheHarpist
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Beautiful castle ruins, perfectly restored, south of the town Oia, from where you have a splendid view over the fantastic, small city at sunset.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Unfortunately until I got here for the reviews, didn't even know it was a Bizantian fort, which is sad that it is not advertised more in the location itself. You can see clearly that it use to be a fort, but you get no other information. It does stand out architecturally from the rest of the city, which is nice,... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The ruins are not really worth visiting for themselves. However, the views from the ruins make it worth the walk. You get a nice view of the fishing village down by the ocean as well as a nice view of Oia with the while buildings and blue domes. For this reason alone, I recommend visiting this area.

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Thank tinaNtravel
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

There's ruins and morning much apart from it, this spot is primarily for watching sunset and attracts lots of people every single day. Came early to secure good seat.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Like other reviewers say, there's not much there. But it's worth going to because it's free and only take a few minutes of your time, and it's one of the few vantage points from which to look back at the town and get a shot of the town itself.

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