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Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Santorini
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to Monastery of Profitis Ilias and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Perissa trip itinerary builder.
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  • We thought we were lost driving up the narrow windy road .. but we were right !! The views from up there were amazing.. you can see the whole island practically .... Lovely chapel, small, not really a...  more »
  • The highest site in the island of Santorini, overlooking the island. The view is breathtaking. Accessible by car, but certainly walk also.
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  • At the highest point of Santorini, amazing views along the way. Inside the chapel the atmosphere was calm and cooling, a visit well worth the climb.