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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

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Address: Pyrgos, 847 00, Greece
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Beautiful Montastery in Santorini

We stopped at the montastery during our half-day tour of Santorini Island. Our guide loved the history behind the small church and invited us to see the rich culture that lives... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Dallas, Texas
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Brno, Czech Republic
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Situated at the top of the Profitis Ilias (highest peak of Thira), with military object (radar) nearby, early spring garden behind the high wall looks good. Unfortunately monastery is closed untill April.

Thank dopitak
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stopped at the montastery during our half-day tour of Santorini Island. Our guide loved the history behind the small church and invited us to see the rich culture that lives within the small walls. The atmosphere inside the montastery was very quiet and peaceful. The artwork inside has been beautifully preserved. It was neat to see the cultural aspects... More 

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Bath, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jason0013
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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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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

Thank J D

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