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Profitis Ilias

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strange feelings !

I say strange feelings, because although it is very interesting and weird at the same time it feels like you are snooping around someone's home all be it in a derelict state but... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

I say strange feelings, because although it is very interesting and weird at the same time it feels like you are snooping around someone's home all be it in a derelict state but you can just image how stunning this place was in its hey day and how beautiful the views are from here if nothing else its worth a... More 

Thank murdoch62
Manhay, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are in Rodos you cannot miss this place you will feel like being on another place There is an old hotel here that looks like an alpine building

Thank maertensyves
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

After a quite long trip through a narrow and binding road you can find on top of a mountain a building whose architectural features remind of the old alpine resorts throughout Europe. The building has a restaurant with a big salon furnished with art deco objects that remind of the first half of last century's hotels. All around there is... More 

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Lincoln, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a relatively short but reasonably demanding walk. It is good exercise and being almost 1000m high and wooded a welcome relief from the sun. It is a nice drive there through the valleys and small villages. Park you car in the car park between the taverna and hotel and walk back out of the car park and bear... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is worth the hick. The view is amazing. It looks like you in a plane. You must visit this mountain.

Thank Kenyatte M
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Panoramic route brought us to Profitis Ilias and it's such a nice place to spend time, far from the city and the chaos.

Thank Pinar P
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is very interesting to see.What an insight into the past.You need to be physically able to walk up the steps to this derelict building.The best way and easiest way to drive is on the Rhodes Town - Lindos road where you turn off for Kolymbia look for the sign post for Profitis Ilias and just follow the sign posts.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Wow, what a wonderful place. Up on the hill in this village is what is know as Mussolini's house/villa (although he never visited) which is derelict and open to the brave few who venture up. No health and safety, no guides but hints of its former glory. Inspiring place even in its terrible state. Then there's an alpine style chalet... More 

Thank Martin S
Lewes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Lovely, though twisty, drive up to Profitis Ilias through the forest. It is quiet a surprise to come across this place in the middle Rhodes it is a lovely spot to walk around and it is a welcome break from the intense heat of the mid-summer. We visited the hotel for a drink and the children loved the playground and... More 

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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Profitis Ilias is a charming little area that you stumble across on the drive from Kolymbia to Embonas. The drive is lovely through woodland with pine trees and tiny little hamlets with friendly locals. A beautiful fountain is to be found on this road with large Koi fish and other small varieties. The hotel at Profitis Ilias is lovely and... More 

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