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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

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Address: Pyrgos, 847 00, Greece
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Highest point of Santorini

The view was superb from the highest point of Santorini. Lovely chapel, small and inside the atmosphere was very warm.You can sample the home made wine and honey and other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bath, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view was superb from the highest point of Santorini. Lovely chapel, small and inside the atmosphere was very warm.You can sample the home made wine and honey and other products with very good prices.

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Steilacoom, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Even on a day of pouring rain, the view was superb!!!!! I would say this is the main draw to this monastery. The monastery is very small with beautiful mosaics, murals and rock work. You don't need a lot of time to walk through and enjoy the craftsmanship and story of Elias the Profit. They have many old books here... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great view and great experience! Very much worth the trip! It wont take a long time to visit though. Go with a relaxed body and open mind.

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Kefalonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We thought we were lost driving up the narrow windy road .. but we were right !! The views from up there were amazing.. you can see the whole island practically .... Lovely chapel, small, not really a whole lot to see and do up there, but do buy some gifts from their small gift shop and have a friendly... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

At the highest point of Santorini, amazing views along the way. Inside the chapel the atmosphere was calm and cooling, a visit well worth the climb.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Calm and tranquil. You can sample the home made wine and honey and the prices are very good. The monks were very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We went as a private minibus tour. The driver was really professional and drove us very well. This is the highlight of Santorini and is the highest point of the all island. The view is absolutely unique and gorgeous. The gift shop sells wine and local products made by monkey from monastery.

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Crolles, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice renovation after a long time of closure. Nice views from the terrace, interesting church. Local shop held by monk

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very good for scenic sights of the island but a little bit of a hair raising experience driving up to it. If your on a bus you may have your eyes closed the whole way. On a n ATV you will have some more room on the 1+ lane road. The church is open most days but not the monastery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The trip up the mountain is worth it for the view and the photo opportunity. Light a candle in the chapel then sample some of the monks' products. A nice little gift shop on site offers religious items, handmade soaps, dried figs, olive oil, wine, honey, "forest fruit" marmalade, and a variety of beeswax balms and lotions. There's a modern... More 

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