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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

| 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 031210
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“highest point” (28 reviews)
“small church” (12 reviews)
“highest peak” (6 reviews)
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| 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 031210
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The drive up is a bit tight, but fortunately we didn't meet any buses on the way up or down! The view from the top is the most comprehensive on the island. The chapel is small but beautiful. Leo, in the little shop, is very...More

1  Thank baggycat
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I walked up the mountain from Perissa to Ancient Thera and then continued up to the Monestary! I was not disappointed, the views of the Island are breathtaking. I was also very lucky to have time on my own there before the tour buses arrived,...More

1  Thank Sandra-Egypt
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Absolutely charming and you can buy the best honey you have ever tasted in your life. The little chapel is beautiful and really peaceful.

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Visiting the monastery of profitis ilias is a amazing experience.Is the highest point of Santorini and the view is incredible.

1  Thank makdim1990
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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