The Castle of St Nicholas, Oia

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Santorini from The Castle of St Nicholas, the remains of a 15th-century castle between Oia and Ormos Ammoudia. The view from the citadel boasts some of the most photographed images in all of Greece with picturesque whitewashed buildings, a windmill, and the azure sea beneath spectacular cliffs. If you want to see the sunset, come early to get a good seat. To find out how to plan a trip to Oia, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This place is absolutely amazing! This is the spot from where people take pictures of the famous Oia windmills, although many people know this and take advantage of this making it a very popular...  more »
  • It is nice to run up to look at sunrise. You would not be alone as many come here to take photographs including newly weds and their photographers.  more »
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