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Visit Santorini’s Oia Castle for a mesmerizing sunset

The birthplace of the Olympics, Greece is one of the most scenic destinations in the world. Also known as the Hellenic Republic, this country has some of the most beautiful islands in the world which are perfect honeymoon spots. The most popular ones amongst these islands are Santorini, Mykonos and Naxos islands. With a tinge of history in the capital city of Athens, a mind-boggling nightlife in Mykonos, a cruise overlooking the Santorini caldera, Greece has it all for you. Greece has also interestingly been a hotspot for filming movies of all genres.

The Santorini islands especially hold a special place in the hearts of the Greeks as its history dates back to the Neolithic period and has been an untouched and delicate island ever since. The island of Santorini is a piece of art by itself as the buildings of the Thera town are crowned with gorgeous blue domes. All this against the background of the Oia sunset is sure to leave you craving for more. Read on to find out more about the Castle of Oia at the beautiful Santorini islands.

The Oia Castle

Located on the edge of the caldera, atop the Oia Castle is from where one can view the world-famous Oia sunset. The Oia Castle is home to the great Blue Domed Church which was used as a guard and spying point for pirates in the past due to its height. But over the years, the Oia Castle has become the focal point of the mesmerizing Oia sunset. As the hues of the sunset fall on the blue-domed buildings, the sight that unfolds will be enchanting. The Oia sunset is only one of the experiences around the castle. While at the Oia Castle, you can also visit the book shops, jewellery shops and art galleries nearby.

Oia sunset
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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Greece itself would be from April to October as post-October, the offseason begins and suppliers go on leave. The Oia castle does not have an entry fee and it is open all through the day for visitors. Be sure to reach there as early as possible to grab the best spot to view the sunset as Santorini witnesses massive crowds every day just to view the sunset. The Oia castle is open to visitors all through the day from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Oia castle
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Santorini is accessible by a ferry from Greece. The Oia sunset activity can be done as a part of the Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise which includes a visit to the volcano, the hot springs, and the Thirassia island part of the active volcano groups. This cruise ends with the mesmerizing Oia sunset and you can savour a glass of champagne as you watch the sunset in the company of your loved ones.

Intrigued to visit Santorini already? Well, what are you waiting for? Start planning that dream vacation to Greece and brace yourselves for the exhilarating experience of the Oia sunset. Need help in planning your Greece tour package? Fret not, we at Pickyourtrail cannot wait to help you in planning your holiday. Log onto pickyourtrail.com for further details and do not hesitate to step into our office so that we can plan your vacation in great detail. Until then, start planning and happy travelling!

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