Monastery Of Profitis IliasCurrently Closed
- Address: Santorini 847 00 Greece
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2286031210
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Monastery
Dedicated to the prophet Elijah, the Monastery of Profitis Ilias is a structural masterpiece whose sight generates awe as well as reverence. Dating back to 1711, this Monastery was of utmost importance to Santorini as well as the whole of Greece as it helped in disseminating intellectual and patriotic influence. During the time period between 1806 to 1845, this monastery used to run a school where Greek Language and Literature were taught. As you visit this monastery today, you will be able to see a museum that holds a significant collection of ecclesiastical items, books and ethnographic material. From local and Cretan portable icons to wooden sculptures and embroidery which dates back to 17th and 18th century, this museum holds everything of historic interest.
- Do not forget your sunglasses. It is too sunny, especially during the summer.
- It is unfortunate that this location was chosen as a military base so photographs are strictly prohibited.
- Entry is free.
- By rented car.
- Trekking to the peak.
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6.43% of people who visit Santorini include Monastery Of Profitis Ilias in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
86.7% of people start their Monastery Of Profitis Ilias visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monastery Of Profitis Ilias
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monastery Of Profitis Ilias
Beautiful little monastery at the highest point on Santorini, really peaceful, with some absolutely spectacular views. You can pretty much see all of the island from here. And they produce their own honey, wine, olive oil, etc. all for sale at very reasonable prices. A little off the beaten path, but very much worth the quad-ride up.
Amazing view of all of Santorini. Highest point of Santorini. Amazing view of all of Santorini. Do make the trip on a clear day or you might be stuck in the clouds and rain. There are a few short hiking trips on the mountaintop as well.
Very beautiful, nice watching views and getting souvenirs.
Beautiful Sunsetview from there.
You can not visit the Sanatorium without being here On the island's roof A lovely place Go to the church. The view is breathtaking To the mountain and the mountain itself You can see the whole island from end to end highly recommend