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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” (8 reviews)
“highest peak” (7 reviews)
| 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, Moni Profitou Ilia, Moni Profitou Iliou 847 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Carl S
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Its not a big place but is a lovely to visit and to walk around in the highest point.Is one of the best spot for watching the sunset also.

2  Thank paulbec2017
Reviewed 8 October 2017

You are rewarded for a white knuckle ride with a nice view. If you have time to kill and a brave heart, head on up. Otherwise, there are plenty of great views in Santorini.

1  Thank mamacooking
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We visited the Monastery but there is not much to see. Great view from the top though. Very windy so don't wear a hat.

1  Thank Linda5355
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It was spectacular and a must do if you are visiting Santorini.It's the highest point and the views are the best!

1  Thank nicholasle1985
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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.
Christine H
26 July 2016|
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