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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 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 24 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 Ania_19812013
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The views are amazing, and the little shop has lots of knick-knacks. The shop manager is really friendly and helpful. Had a walk around and even lit a candle in the tiny church.

1  Thank WebbyWench
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is Santorini's highest point. Excellent vantage point to see the island. Unfortunately we couldn't go into the actual monastery but we were able to go into the Small church attached & light candles. There is also a small gift shop where we bought a...More

1  Thank Agathaisthebest
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a visit. There is a small church that you can enter but not the monastery itself. As you walk up through the gardens there is some interesting history to be read about the monastery. There is also a small shop selling...More

3  Thank 581nigelc
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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