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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

Opens in 30 min: 09:00 - 19:30
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| 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, Moni Profitou Ilia, Moni Profitou Iliou 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 031210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as part of a tour. It is the highest point on the island. The views were spectacular. You could see most of the island.

1  Thank perakash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great spot for a 360 view of the whole island, it is best to drive up there, don't take a tour bus! If you drive, be careful, the road is narrow (practice courtesy for oncoming vehicles) Visit the monastery and buy some...More

3  Thank Salah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best view of the whole island a must visit for all visitors. There is so much more to island than the typical caldera view and sunset. Be mindful that there is a Greek defence installation on the hill next to the monastery so photography of...More

Thank Lewiis F
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The Moni Profitou Iliou provides perfect panoramic views of the whole of Santorini, indeed you can actually see the whole shape of the island (and marvel at the planes landing at the airport) from the highest point in the island. The top of the mountain...More

1  Thank paulwillis1993
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Nice view from the highest point on the island, the monastery has free entrance and it offers for sell products made by the monks such as jams, hand painted icons, soap, etc. The monastery inside is nice and peaceful, feeling also conveyed by the recorded...More

2  Thank Consu18
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Take a minute and go to the top of the mountain, especially before sunset. just type in google : Moni Profiti Ilia

Thank Sivan M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the top of Santorini. If you have the time it is well worth the trip. The grounds are nice and the monks offer a variety of tasty treats at the top to taste and purchase. The grounds that you are...More

Thank Arlin F
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

It is perhaps the highest point you can reach by car. Gives you an astonishing view of Santorini. Monastery is open for visit for limited hours.

Thank Zahoor A
Reviewed 3 July 2018

As the highest point on the island you naturally get a good view but it also has a peaceful tranquil feel in the monastery garden. There is a small shop selling touristy type products. Difficult to get to without a car but we actually walked...More

1  Thank MrandMrsRo
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Great place to go to see over all of Santorini and the caldera. Highest point on the island. You can also walk into the monastery garden area, although we didn't due to signs asking for 'modest' clothing. We weren't sure about our shorts and sleeveless...More

3  Thank ms9331
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Andre C
26 August 2018|
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Response from Consu18 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea. Maybe you can contact the monastery directly to ask them?
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.
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