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Venetian Castle of Santorini

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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Not much to see here. It has magnificent views over Santorini, which is nice. But is skippable......

Thank JoaoGoncalo
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We happened to find it by chance and while the climb up there was nice, in a quiet local area, the castle itself was disappointing as it is not well maintained, with no signs and pretty much a ruin. So sad that more can be...More

Thank Consu18
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Climbing your way up the castle will give you a fantastic view of most of Santorini. There are no crowds, so it’s very peaceful if you wish to spend quiet time. There’s a few good eating places around it as well. The public bus stop...More

Thank babypoppop
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The old venetian castle of Akrotiri has to offer ruins, but thereby some impressions of the life in former times. Nevertheless, you will have a good view over Akrotiri and the caldera with vulcano

Thank Appfelmus
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Old building... not too well maintained. The view is really unique and beautiful. So if you are in the area (it is on the he way to akrotiri) - stop and climb to it

Thank moshed62
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Not much to see of the castle and no info but views are great and worth the climb. No charge when we went in may. There was supposed to be a bagpipe museum inside but we didn't find it !

Thank lynnm156
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It is a trek to get to the Venetian Castle and once you get there you need to intuit exactly what you are seeing. Some signs would have been nice. Lovely view, which can be said about just about everywhere in Santorini. The little town...More

Thank mamacooking
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stumbled upon this castle while we were driving around the island. It was a great find, and not to mention FREE! It had a lot of history that was unknown to us and it was cool to see how the family remodeled the inside...More

Thank Eydie G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Interesting place to visit passing by, very comfortable shoes are nided to climb quite difficult steps . On the top there is a nice music instruments and hand made souvenirs shop . The view from here is really beautiful

Thank tedyJerusalem
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Difficult to find and a bit of a climb to get there. Apart from the amazing views there isnt much else to see. The bagpipe museum could be interesting if you like bagpipes but is hosted by an extremely rude man. The little narrow streets...More

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