Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, Hydra

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  • We have walked to the monastery a few years ago and decided to do it again. We didn't time the walk as time didn't matter but it is a reasonably easy walk on a well made path until near the entrance t...  more »
  • I started walking at 9 and was back in town by 11. It is a nice walk up, a lot of the paths are being done up and are in a good state. The last 100 meters is probably the worst as this is along old st...  more »
  • My wife and I rode horses up here with Harriets Horses. Otherwise it would have been a long, hot hike. The mostly paved and cobblestone trail is in good condition for the majority of the route. The vi...  more »
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  • Loved it. Very long walk up the mountain and hard to find your way out of town. By all means this should be a top of the list for everyone. Make sure to bring a lot of water and some money as they have a donation $$$ or support them by purchasing beautiful hand made items. Felt very welcome and amazing!
  • Beautiful and remote monastery, perfect for a pilgrimage and spiritual retreat if you're Orthodox. Not much going on here, but make sure to ask for some chores to help with if you do stay for a day or two. Also, right outside the monastery walls on the western side, is a PERFECT place to watch one of the best sunsets in Greece. But if you're not sleeping at the monastery, be sure to rush back down into town before it's too dark!
  • The walk up here was nice, but we found the doors to this place closed. There was a dog barking in the courtyard and some chickens running around outside. When we tried to talk to them the chickens ran away.
  • Located in one of the highest points of the island and the view is unique. Because the climb requires a bit of time, I would suggest to start as early as possible to not get sunstroke. The route is very beautiful as well.
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  • The ascent becomes hard, but views from above can see the entire island and the peninsula of the Peloponnese, the monastery is nice and has a little shop just enter where the monks offer products such as SOAP and religious reliquaries, spices, etc. Advisable to leave soon to not transfer heat and bring water and something to eat up!
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