Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Santorini

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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 Perissa travel route site makes visiting Monastery of Profitis Ilias and other Perissa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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 »
  • The highest point of the island. Amazing view and the best fotos.It was very nice.. You will see all the island.!!!!!!  more »
  • 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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Most people come to Perissa for its beach, which means that popular hotels near the seafront chargeĀ steep prices and fill up early in the season. Reserve in advance to ensure you get an air-conditioned room with a view, as well as access to secure parking andĀ private swimming areas. If you like to travel spontaneously and pay less for your lodgings, consider one of Perissa's budget-friendly guesthouses, which provide simply furnished rooms within walking distance of the sea.
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