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Oia, Santorini, Cyclades,South Aegean

Citadel of Oia

or Citadel of Agios Nikolaos Apanomerias  
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Citadel of Oia
Location:
Oia, Santorini Island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Santorini
• Oia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 55 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Before 1480  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Island Citadel  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the Middle Ages, in the period that Santorini was a Venetian possession, Oia was one of the 'Kastelia' (fortified settlements) of the island. It was called "Kasteli of Agios Nikolaos". The castle is mentioned in a document dated in 1480. Oia suffered harshly in the earthquake of 1956 and much of the traditional settlement tumbled into the sea below the caldera. Resplendent sanctuaries such as the church of Agios Georgios and Panagia of Platsanis were completely destroyed and only a small part of the castle remained.

Nowadays the site of the Kasteli in Oia is a favourite spot for sunset watching.


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