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The Castle of St Nicholas, Oia

#5 of 21 in Historic Sites in Santorini
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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  • Amazing stop for wonderful views and unbeatable vantage point. Very interesting history though ruins mostly destroyed  more »
  • While there is very little left of the castle - after several wars, eruptions and earthquakes over the last 600 years, the place is great vantage point to see the whole of Oia and also presents a...  more »
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