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Castles and fortress

Oia Castle

Although not much remains of the castle, it is one of the biggest attractions of Santorini and one of the most popular and most crowded places to watch the famous Santorinian sunset.At the north-western tip of the island of Santorini, in the town of Oia, on the cliff steeply falling into the waters of the Aegean Sea, are the ruins of the Venetian castle of Agios Nikolaos.

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Pyrgos Castle

Pyrgos Castle on Santorini is one of the five Venetian castles found on the island. Their main purpose was to give shelter to the inhabitants during pirate attacks and invasions

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Akrotiri Castle

Akrotiri Castle on Santorini is one of the five Venetian fortified castles on the island. Its function was to give shelter to the inhabitants during attacks by pirates and hostile

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Emporio Castle

Emporio castle is one of the five Venetian castles on the island of Santorini. Its main purpose was to provide security for the town’s inhabitants during the frequent pirate raids

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Emporio Tower

Emporio is a former centre of trade which is located about 10 km from the capital of the island of Santorini – Fira. In this village there is a Venetian

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