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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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  • The view was superb from the highest point of Santorini. Lovely chapel, small and inside the atmosphere was very warm.You can sample the home made wine and honey and other products with very good pric...  more »
  • The monastery itself is small although very well looked after and interesting. Inside a small "shop" of products made by sisters at very low prices. What fascinated me most was the nature inside the monastery (the sisters have a colorful and varied garden with rare flowers and fruits, and outside the Panorama of the southern part of the island is truly wonderful. We "met" a group of horses and donkeys who stopped with us, and finally the sisters gave us a sweet manufactured by them. yummy!
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  • Even on a day of pouring rain, the view was superb!!!!! I would say this is the main draw to this monastery. The monastery is very small with beautiful mosaics, murals and rock work. You don't need a ...  more »