Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Santorini

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#4 of 25 in Museums in Santorini
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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  • August 12, 2017
    Yes, it's the highest point and the views are the best, but do make sure you arrive at monastery's opening hours for the 360 degree views of the island.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The highest point of the island. Amazing view and the best fotos.It was very nice.. You will see all the island.!!!!!!  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We had a priviate day tour of Santorini and our guide took us to Monastery of Profits Ilias for about 45 minutes. it was an amazing stop and the perfect amount of time to enjoy the beautifully archite...  more »

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