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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

| 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, Moni Profitou Ilia, Moni Profitou Iliou 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 031210
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“highest point” (30 reviews)
“small chapel” (9 reviews)
“highest peak” (8 reviews)
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| 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, Moni Profitou Ilia, Moni Profitou Iliou 847 00, Greece
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+30 2286 031210
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"highest point"
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"small chapel"
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"highest peak"
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"the entire island"
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"a small gift shop"
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"windy road"
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"open to the public"
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"virgin mary"
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"lane road"
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"coach party"
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"most places on the island"
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"sell wine"
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"spiritual experience"
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"views are spectacular"
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"sun dried tomatoes"
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"easy drive"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the monastery this afternoon but were told this is closed. We saw it from the outside but enjoyed the view of the island from its highest peak which is about 567 metres. The monastery dedicated to Prophet Elijah has a solid facade of...More

1  Thank Munir D
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Just for the spectacular views its worth a drive up to the monastery. You can literally see the entire island as the monastery is at the mountain's peak. About a 10minute easy drive from Fira town. The monastery does not offer much to see apart...More

5  Thank JeDem1975
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Quite a climb like most places on the island, A very windy road to access the Monastery with a narrow 2 way street, it is the highest point on the Island ! The view from the top was worth the visit but the current monastery...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Small chapel with beautiful art panels & woodwork. Go to right side of the exterior chapel wall & see plates embedded in the wall. There is supposedly a beautiful view of the island from the grounds, except it was very foggy the day we visited,...More

Thank gailo344
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

On the highest point of Santorini, Mount Taygetus, is the Monastery Of Profitis Ilias. Beautiful church with amazing views.

Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We actually walked all the way from Exo Gonia up to Profitis Ilias and back. It was a cool fall day so the climb was not a problem. The views all the way up are gorgeous and there are the remains of an old stone...More

1  Thank d0ndequiera
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Prophet Elias Monastery is built on the highest peak of Santorini, at 565 meters (1900 feet) above sea level. It was built in 1712 and has an interesting history. From here you will have some of the best views on the island. There is a...More

1  Thank Linda Y
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

From the top of the highest hill on Santorini you have a fantastic view of the entire island. We were not there for sunset, but the views were amazing. There is a Monastery at the top which was interesting to visit. It is a very...More

1  Thank ALB63
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is the best spot on island for watching the sunset.The views from the top are the best in all of Santorini, you can see the entire island.!!!

2  Thank foodtravelt t
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

An absolutely beautiful Monastery at the top of the hill. The hill is huge but it is absolutely worth the quad bike ride up. It can be cold when windy though. A gorgeous gift shop with some absolute gems in it. The Monastery itself is...More

2  Thank Shellyg21
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Dave H
23 June 2017|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe it is required as this is an Orthodox chuapel/ However, I was always taught it was the proper, respectful thing to do for women and men should remove hats.
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Christine H
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Response from hoograp | Reviewed this property |
Congratulations on your upcoming trip! It is a beautiful island. I can only speak to the question about whether there would be cabs available- the answer is no, not unless you schedule one to meet you there. This is really... More
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