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“Ruins are disappointing but Oia was not and worth seeing”

Byzantine Castle Ruins
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Went to Oia to see the town and heard about the ruins so we went there and were disappointed. There is really not much to see at the ruins but there is a lot to see and do in Oia. The town has restaurants with great views, interesting shops and narrow streets with beautiful old white washed houses. The hillside views of the town and views from the town to the water are spectacular. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch overlooking the town and had a delightful time just walking around and taking photos. If you're in Santorini I would definitely plan a visit to Oia because we thought it was well worth the time.

10  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Great views for sunsets, but can get a little bit crowded in the afternoon. One visit is enough to see everything.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Went here a couple of times but never for sunset as I don't think you would get close!! Nice panoramic view of Oia. Get here early in the morning to get sunrise photos.

3  Thank TonyJudge
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

There is really nothing to see here... Leftover rubble... But the views from this vantage point are amazing. You can get amazing pictures here with Oia behind you. It gets sooooo crowded during sunset its a surprise no one falls or gets pushed out.

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

The ruins are a great spot to watch the sunset, although you must get there early enough to catch a spot where you can actually see the sunset. It was really crowded every day we went there, it gets less busy once the sun is down and the view is still beautiful.

1  Thank mupianna
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