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All reviews degree view excellent spot offers a great view photo opportunities main path viewing area popular spot vantage point world famous sunset souvenir shops great place to watch the sunset taking pictures blue domes nice walk great pictures avoid the crowds ammoudi bay
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

What can one say... the whole island is amazing as are these ruins. Great to plan as part of a day and very enjoyable as part of a walk. Definitely take the time to go see them.... and the church and the port area and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bob n
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The castle ruins are not so interesting, but the views of the surrounding landscapes are unbeatable.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ASeenath
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The ruins by itself is ok not great. But the sunset view is amazing. It’s worth seeing. Crowded during sunset time. One of the must see location in Santorini

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karthikt771
Reviewed 7 December 2018

On Sep 22 we arrived at the top of the cliff in Oia at 10AM and walked straight to the Byzantine Castle Ruins at “Land's End.” We actually beat the crowds that began about 12 noon. The Byzantine Ruins are as far as you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank HappyKatya
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This is an old Venetian Castle that is now in ruins. There are stairs down to the ruins but not a lot there other than the photo op.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We didn't actually walk into the ruins, too crowded with people but the ruins has a commanding view from its vantage point. Also the area near the Castle ruins is lovely w/ blooming bougainvillea all around. Lovely spot!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I just drop in it and took some picture. It's a good place to know something about the history. one hour is enough.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 285rose
Reviewed 29 October 2018

There actually isn´t much left to see of the Venetian Castle Ruin, so people don´t go here for it´s archeological value! The views from the Castle are breathtakingly gorgeous though, and this is the most popular spot to visit for the famous sunset. Due to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank giottoni
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

It’s gonna be tough to find this place deserted but please do. We got lucky one time and it took a few tries pretty early in the morning. The ruins themselves are not much to look at. But it’s the view of Oia and the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jace214
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jo-Anne W
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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
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Response from lilliputz | Reviewed this property |
Forgot to mention - the parking is close to the Panagia Church, that's worthwhile in itself. From the church square you enter the old town and proceed about straight to the ruin.