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| 3 km from Pyrgo Thira, Moni Profitou Ilia, Moni Profitou Iliou 847 00, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour came up to this highest point on Santorini - & we walked up towards the monastery to get fabulous views of the island. It was very tricky for the bus driver to navigate the narrow steep road up. We were fortunate to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not go into the monastery as they do not interest us. So having upset all my religious readers (not intentionally!) I just want to say a few words about the view from the top and getting there. It's a very long trek if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gwespyr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is the highest point of the island. You can see the island from a different point with amazing views and fotos...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Staykate45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was glad we visited this monastery. The chapel is small but lovely! We sampled the wine and snacks made by the monks and went to the gift shop with items made by them. It was a nice quick stop on our private tour (did...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mmfan66
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The monastery is a beautiful and serene place with magnificent view from the courtyard. Unfortunately the monastery itself is rarely open for visitors - the gates are only open at some occasions during Mass, and even then it seems to be a secret, unknown to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank giottoni
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

There's nothing much left to do, we've visited most of the places and so decided to drive up to see the entire view of the island. To be honest, only the west part of the island is well developed and the rest was quite saddening...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank arthurthetraveller
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We walked from Pyrgos Village up the steep 3k to the monastery and the views are breathtaking. The track is mostly paved, easier terrain than some parts of the Fira to Oia hike (although this one is steeper). The views at the top are clear...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 471zoed
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

To be honest, the structure itself isn’t all that unless you truly appreciate the local history. But the early drive up the mountain was so worth it as you different parts of the island bask in the early morning light.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jace214
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We examined Pyrgos first, and then we headed the marked path up. At the beginning of the ascent you pass near one of the hundreds of churches on this island. Walking is a slow ascent on a pebbly road. It is not recommended during the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Nikolai M
Reviewed 1 October 2018

short (~ 4 - 5 kilometer round trip) hike from end of road; panoramic views, largely well-defined trail.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Andre C
27 August 2018|
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Response from Consu18 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea. Maybe you can contact the monastery directly to ask them?
Dave H
23 June 2017|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe it is required as this is an Orthodox chuapel/ However, I was always taught it was the proper, respectful thing to do for women and men should remove hats.
27 July 2016|
Response from hoograp | Reviewed this property |
Congratulations on your upcoming trip! It is a beautiful island. I can only speak to the question about whether there would be cabs available- the answer is no, not unless you schedule one to meet you there. This is really... More