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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

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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 yesterday

If you can arrive early you should avoid the afternoon haze/mist that seems to take over every afternoon. The road up is best described as interesting especially the sheer drops near hairpin bends when you are in a bus. The views are special and it...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed yesterday

Great Olive Oil and Wine, Beautiful, views, way up high looking down, you can see so much of the area.

1  Thank katy c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was cool to see. Sits on highest point. Great view of santorini. Saw a monk which was cool. First monk I ever saw. There is a little gift shop. Just a cool place to see. It takes longer to get up the mountain than...More

1  Thank Panic1522
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 2 weeks 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 17 August 2018 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
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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