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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

Pyrgos, 847 00, Greece
2286 031210
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“highest point” (24 reviews)
“small church” (10 reviews)
“highest peak” (6 reviews)
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Pyrgos, 847 00, Greece
2286 031210
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

2  Thank 581nigelc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first stop of a day tour. We had a wonderful guide. The views from the top are the best in all of Santorini, you can see the entire island. You should set aside around an hour for the visit.

1  Thank samey2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove up in our hire car,worth the drive, stunning views from the high vantage point. The little chapel to Virgin Mary on the road just below the monastery is worth a look as well as looking at the monastery itself. It's not a big place...More

Thank UKSnorkeller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to visit and walk around in the highest point in Santorini. The views are amazing. A truly uniquely wonderful spiritual experience.

1  Thank ryandf1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is necessary to see another Santorini !! So visit this Monastery on the highest peak of the island with the extraordinary view !! Has easy access just above the main road of the village of Pyrgos.

2  Thank thmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here as part of our days sightseeing. It's worth it for the views alone. We weren't able to enter the monastery but there is a lovely little church which is open to the public. They have a small shop selling...More

1  Thank Dterry182
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Up the mountain called Pyrgos, perched on top with a 360 view of the island is the Holy Cravropeggion Monastery of Prophet Elias Thira, founded in 1711. Before entering the monastery, there is the chapel of the Virgin Mary Portoritssa. The monastery also sits next...More

2  Thank TravelTrooperX2
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We drove up to Profitis Ilias on one of the days that we hired an ATV. You get a great view of Santorini from up there and you can see planes take off and land you're up so high. There's a great sunset view from...More

1  Thank Ciara19
Reviewed 12 June 2017

With the winds whipping our hair from our faces, the whole of Santorini was laid out bare for us beneath our feet. I can now resonate with how The Carpenters felt when they sang their classic hit, Top of The World. There used to be...More

1  Thank CherylTeo92
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is the best spot on island for watching the sunset. We went just a ways down from the monastery to watch the sunset and it was fabulous.

Thank Kathryn D
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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