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The Venetian fortress in Oia

The ancient Venetian fortress perhaps is one of the most important attractions on the island of Santorini. It is located in the North-Western part of the island and is situated on the very edge of the cape, attracting attention of many tourists.

The fortress played the role of outlook in the old days. When pirate ships were approaching, the entire population of the island immediately knew about that. Nowadays the half-ruined fortress is no longer used as intended. It became one of the main tourist spots on the island.

It is constantly used as a viewing point; as magnificent views are opening from the fortress. One can view the fortress not only from the seaside, but also from the city side. In the evening, the construction becomes a real romantic centre. It is impossible to visit the island and not to see the beautiful sunset from the viewing point of the Venetian fortress.

The architecture and surroundings of the fortress are so attractive, that in due time that was the place where one of the scenes of the famous movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” had been filmed. Choice of the directors shows once again how picturesque are the attractions of the island of Santorini.