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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
+30 2286 031210
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Reviewed 6 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 3 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
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Well worth the drive up to the monastery. Beautiful chapel. Views from the top are spectacular. You cannot enter the monastery. We noted some other people had booked a private tour guide- not necessary in our opinion.

1  Thank Stb1106
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The monastery is not open but a small chapel and church are, also small gardens with viewing platforms. The whole top of the mountain affords incredible views of the whole island. I would recommend driving up but take it easy. Walking would not be recommended...More

1  Thank devonroamer
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had no idea this Monastery existed until we went up for a drive to see the highest point in Santorini. The view did not disappoint - it was spectacular and a must do if you are visiting Santorini. The Monastery was special and my...More

2  Thank amanda0709
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Yes, it's the highest point and the views are the best, but do make sure you arrive at monastery's opening hours for the 360 degree views of the island.

1  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The highest point of the island. Amazing view and the best fotos.It was very nice.. You will see all the island.!!!!!!

1  Thank markokont1981
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had a priviate day tour of Santorini and our guide took us to Monastery of Profits Ilias for about 45 minutes. it was an amazing stop and the perfect amount of time to enjoy the beautifully architecture and the terrific views. While there were...More

1  Thank DuncanTCH
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were lucky to see the monastery inside- it was opened on the 20.07 the day of St. Ilias:) It was very nice. We liked a lot amaizing view for the island. In the Monastery there is also a small shop with handmade goods (e.g....More

1  Thank chilipepper36
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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