Venetian Castle of Santorini

Venetian Castle of Santorini

Venetian Castle of Santorini
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  • maverick516
    Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    Visited here in may of 2023 and the cafe here I spot on, the attention to detail and quality of service is brilliant. The location is stunning as you are looking out onto the beautiful island of santorini. A proper little hidden gem.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Bob W
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't confuse the poor reviews with the cafe
    The castle is not much to look at as much of it is in ruins, but it still has a charm about it. Hence the negative reviews here. The important bit is the beautiful cafe/restaurant ran by Nikoletta which does not appear on Trip Advisor as such, but look up 'Punta Castelli Traditional Greek kafeneion on Google and you will see 100% positive reviews. Go to this cafe for a truly Greek experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • deniz928
    Budajeno, Hungary40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Akrotiri city view and a pleasant place
    We stayed in Akrotiri and we saw day and night the castle from our accomodation. If you are here, worth to visit it. Nice view to the island and both of the beaches. There is a coffe bar, and a church in it. Free entrance and easy to reach by walk.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Coldfoodie
    London, United Kingdom110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful cafe!!
    This place made our Santorini experience 100 times better! We stayed here 5 days and all 5 days went to the cafe! The food is amazing, the view is stunning but the best is Nicoletta, the owner. She’s warm and welcoming and such a positive soul! Made us feel at home and crated a beautiful atmosphere for us. I totally recommend going to meet her and try the food. Fava was my favourite but also tomato balls and vine leaves! We can’t wait to be back!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
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Coldfoodie
London, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This place made our Santorini experience 100 times better! We stayed here 5 days and all 5 days went to the cafe!

The food is amazing, the view is stunning but the best is Nicoletta, the owner. She’s warm and welcoming and such a positive soul!
Made us feel at home and crated a beautiful atmosphere for us.

I totally recommend going to meet her and try the food. Fava was my favourite but also tomato balls and vine leaves!

We can’t wait to be back!
Written 15 October 2023
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deniz928
Budajeno, Hungary40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stayed in Akrotiri and we saw day and night the castle from our accomodation. If you are here, worth to visit it. Nice view to the island and both of the beaches. There is a coffe bar, and a church in it. Free entrance and easy to reach by walk.
Written 4 October 2023
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Bob W
Wiltshire,England32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The castle is not much to look at as much of it is in ruins, but it still has a charm about it. Hence the negative reviews here.

The important bit is the beautiful cafe/restaurant ran by Nikoletta which does not appear on Trip Advisor as such, but look up 'Punta Castelli Traditional Greek kafeneion on Google and you will see 100% positive reviews. Go to this cafe for a truly Greek experience.
Written 22 September 2023
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maverick516
Ashton-under-Lyne, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Visited here in may of 2023 and the cafe here I spot on, the attention to detail and quality of service is brilliant. The location is stunning as you are looking out onto the beautiful island of santorini. A proper little hidden gem.
Written 20 May 2023
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Vickie D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Fantastic! We took a 10 hour excursion of the Island. I recommend it to see different places of interest from south to north including the sunset.
Written 15 May 2023
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Ana C
Haz-Zebbug, Malta401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Venetian Castle or what it remains has magnificent views, a lot has been destroyed by an Earthquake, but, part has been rebuilt by the lovely family who calls it home!
There is a beautiful café with outstanding delicacies produced by Nikoletta.
Highly recommend her delicious homemade liqueurs, the cake and cookies!
There are lots of different options! Very clean, pleasant, very idyllic!
Written 10 May 2023
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Chryssa Z
Nottingham, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
What a little gem it is!!!!!!Nektarios and Nikoletta open their beautiful unique castle, that is their family home. They create also an amazing place that you can enjoy coffee, drinks and their homemade delicacies, such as Fava, salads and many more, must try their 22 years old visanto, liquid sunshine!!!! Both of them they welcome their guests as family, beautiful kind people,and the most amazing moon rise. A place that we will go back again for sure 💞💞💞
Written 15 October 2022
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,279 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
If you are visiting this as a destination in itself then you'll be sadly disappointed. The castle is at the summit of the hill in Akrotiri and is free to enter and open 24 hours. There is no onsite information about it and it is basically a jumble of rocks, building materials and a few walls, nothing to mark it out as in any way a 'castle'.
There are nice views from the top though, it is lit up at night and it is only a few minutes walk from some nice restaurants. Apparently there was a lot more to the castle but it was badly damaged in an earthquake in the 1950's. It could be developed as an attraction but it's pretty much abandoned.
Written 7 October 2020
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,394 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited this castle/fort on December 10. It is located on the highest point in Akrotiri and dates from the time of Venetian rule of the island in the 13th century. Entrance is free and we were the only people here when we visited. There is no signage or information about what you are seeing, just ruins. It affords great views of the surrounding countryside though, all the way to Fira and Oia.
Written 24 December 2019
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dundada
United Kingdom241 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
My friend and I visited the Venetian castle in Akrotiri on a Sunday in late July in the late morning before we decided to go to the ancient Akrotiri Archeological excavation site and to the Red Beach. We had to walk up a hilly small road to get up to the castle but at least walking around wasn't that bad because the hotel that we were staying in was in Akrotiri as well.

The castle looks interesting from the outside and we took a few pictures of it. It has very small winding stairs to get up to the castle's other levels but all of the doors to the castle appeared to be locked. The castle is unmanned unfortunately so there's no one who can give any visitors any information about it and that's why it's free to visit that castle.

I just wish that the doors in the castle were open. The castle also looks like people dump trash in it as well or like a homeless person may live in it.

That castle is near to some small grocery stores, a tour guide company, a pharmacy, a few gift shops, a handful of nice looking taverna restaurants and several hotels and self catering apartments so at least it's located in a very convenient part of Akrotiri.
Written 8 September 2019
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