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“Worth the walk up a long stone stairway and a great place to take photos”

Byzantine Castle Ruins
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

While you are walking around Oia, headed towards Amoudi, don not miss the venture to the Byzantine Castle Ruins. It is a bit of a climb up the stone stairway. Quite a few tourists go there to take magnificent photos, especially near sunset time. The location overlooks the vast caldera. This time on one of the wired fences there were hundreds of personal objects from around the world that tourists had tied onto the fence. A wonderful breeze and a breathtaking view!

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Please, don't spend a lovely sunset fighting for a place with the other 1000000 tourists there.
There are other places from where you can see the sunset, like some cafes or even at amoudi bay!
You should go there early in the morning to take pictures if you want, even tho the place is not like a big deal as it has only the floor now.

1  Thank SamanthaVlassis
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Breathtaking view during the sunset. As others said, it's better to go earlier and "reserve" your place.

Thank maggiekm
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great place to watch the sunset. Get there early because it gets very very crowded. Other than the sunset there isn't too much to see here.

Thank Jen441985
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is just a short walk from the centre of Oia and is a lovely view of Ammoudi Bay and people go hours early to wait there for the sunset........We went in the daytime and loved seeing all the messages, shoelaces, hair clips, padlocks, etc, that people leave there so be sure to take something to leave if you go.........Worth a visit.......

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