Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Moni Profitou Iliou

Named after the biblical prophet Elijah, Monastery of Profitis Ilias dates back to 1711 and now houses a museum featuring religious and historical objects. Browse ecclesiastical items, ethnographic materials, wooden sculptures, embroidery, and more. Learn how natives once made shoes, candles, and wine, or stop in the gift shop and purchase handmade crafts and candy. Set on the highest point in Santorini, the monastery also offers fantastic viewpoints over the island. Our Moni Profitou Iliou travel route site makes visiting Monastery of Profitis Ilias and other Moni Profitou Iliou attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Driving up the hill was an experience well worth it for the monastery at the top, as well as the stunning 360 degree views of the island of Santorini.  more »
  • After noticing this property on the highest mountain on the island we decided to go and visit the monastery. We were attracted by the possibility of the view and were satisfied with the beauty of the island from up here' ! The cleaning outside should be improved. Cute
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  • Nice and peaceful. Beautiful views from top and while driving. Anyone scared of heights may cringe during the drive, but safe. 300 year old beautiful chapel on top brings out serene and calmness vibe. Great place to take pics
  • This is probably the best views that you can find of the whole island. Great view from the airport all the way around to the caldera and beyond. The drive up is in reasonable roads. Parking was plentiful when we were there mid-morning.
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