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Byzantine Castle Ruins
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Great caldera and sunset views but I'd recommend going way before the sunset, before all the camera-crazy tourists come along.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

I think if you were able to see more of the ruins, it would be really nice, but folks just want to get there to see the sunset (amazing!). It's more of a place people want to view from afar (like our hotel). Don't mean to sound negative, but really no matter what was at the end of the path, folks would be visiting it.
Also, We had to deal with lots of "cruise ship" people that were very rude and inconsiderate of the historical aspect of the ruins.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

the byzantine castle ruins is not worth the struggle not much to see,oia well worth the visit walked down little streets,shops and restaurants,most restaurants have great views,i had a meal in one and the views are breathtaking, did not wait for the sunset to crowded you can see it from fira less crowded,

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

got in love staring at the sunset from the venecian castle....Red sky ,slight wind,beautiful quiet Oia

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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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