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Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou)
Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou)

Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou) Tours and Tickets

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The monastery of Mount Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou) is perched on the mountain of the same name, the highest point on Santorini at 1,853 ft (565 m) above the Aegean Sea in the south of the island. Built in the early 18th century out of sizeable stone and resembling a fortress, the monastery was dedicated to the prophet Elijah and initially enjoyed great wealth. It once also functioned as a secret school of Greek culture during the dark days of Turkish occupation of the country, but its power began to decline in 1860 and it was badly damaged by the earthquake in 1956. Today Profitis Ilias is successful once more; its three domed church has become a museum hosting an exceptional and significant collection of Greek Orthodox icons, early, hand printed books and bibles, wrought-iron artwork, wooden carvings and elaborately embroidered clerics’ robes. The resident monks put on displays of traditional carpentry, shoemaking, local cooking and wine making as well.

The monastery courtyard and gardens are a popular spot to watch Santorini’s fabled sunsets and it is possible to see right to the hilltop village of Oia from the top of Profitis Ilias. Panoramas also take in the patchwork of plains and vineyards sit in the mountain’s lee, sheltering the young vines from hot winds blowing in from North Africa.

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Open daily 10am–4pm Apr–Oct
Pyrgos, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece, 847 00
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Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

Santorini First Impressions Private Tour

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New to Santorini? Be introduced to this spectacular Aegean island on a private morning or afternoon tour, with a local guide. With a flexible itinerary customized to your interests, call at the clifftop village of Oia to admire its castle, cave-like houses and breathtaking caldera views. Visit the mountaintop Prophet Elias monastery, sample the monks’ hand-crafted products, and explore Pyrgos, the picturesque former capital, as your guide shares insider tips and facts about Santorini’s history and geology. Conclude by tasting some Santorinian wines at a stunning cliffside winery.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.83
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$183.83
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6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience

6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience

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Succumb to Santorini’s charms on a private tour to see its highlights. Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with a guide, learn about Santorini’s history and culture as you explore. Stop at Red Beach, view the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri independently, see Oia, visit the village of Megalochori, and more. An optional winery visit is also possible.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours
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$201.06
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Santorini Private Sightseeing Tour

Santorini Private Sightseeing Tour

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See the attractions of Santorini on a private sightseeing tour with a driver-guide who introduces you to the island's natural, cultural, and culinary delights. You can visit locations like hillside villages and volcanic beaches, or customize your itinerary to check out specific places that interest you. Any food, drinks, activities, and entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.94
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Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia

Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia

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Enjoy a day of discovery on Santorini island on this tour from Fira. With an itinerary that covers all the must-see sights, the tour lets you find your own favorite spots on the island. Visit the volcanic Red Beach, Akrotiri Archaeological Site, a winery, the Prophet Elias Monastery, and then finish on a high note as you watch the sun slip into the sea from Oia village. A tasting of Santorini’s distinctive wine is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.19
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$63.19

Private Classic Santorini Panorama: Visit the most popular destinations!

Private Classic Santorini Panorama: Visit the most popular destinations!

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Explore Santorini’s most iconic landmarks on this private trip. Visit the island’s highest peak, the Red and Black beaches, small villages and family farms, the Akrotiri Lighthouse, and the famous village of Oia. For the afternoon departure, spend the day soaking up the atmosphere of the island and admiring the views of the Aegean Sea before ending the tour with a beautiful sunset in the village of Oia.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.06
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Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise: Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia

Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise: Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia

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This tour provides a stress-free overview of Santorini’s natural and historic beauty, making it ideal for first-time visitors and travelers with limited time. Board your traditional Greek Caique boat and venture out to the volcano of Santorini. Climb to the top and take in the views before sailing to the warm, sulfuric waters where you can have a dip. Visit Thirassia and enjoy free time to explore before heading back to Santorini,
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.96
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$45.96

Semi Private Standard | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and Drinks

Semi Private Standard | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and Drinks

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Experience the coastline of Santorini from the water during this 5-hour catamaran cruise. Choose between daytime and sunset bookings, both allow you to travel with an intimate group of 20 or fewer fellow passengers. Snorkel equipment is available for stops along the route, and you'll dine on snacks and drinks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.15
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$109.15

Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Full Greek Meal and Drinks

Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Full Greek Meal and Drinks

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Experience Santorini’s beauty, hot springs and beaches on a catamaran cruise. Select a daytime or sunset cruise, and sail around the island and caldera (flooded volcanic crater) on a deluxe catamaran. Stop to bathe in the Nea Kameni springs; swim, snorkel or unwind at beaches; and enjoy unlimited Santorini wine and Greek beer, plus a Greek meal prepared on board. On the evening cruise, be treated to awe-inspiring sunset views. A cruise is essential when you visit Santorini, and with numbers limited to 18, this offers a small-group experience. The catamaran vessel that is used on this tour is both motor-powered and wind-powered(sails). Its sails might or might not be used/opened, subject to weather conditions and captain’s judgement. This is a gentle note for guests that are opting for a pure sailing experience on board a non-motorized sailing boat.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.36
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$149.36
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Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

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Cruise the waters off Santorini during this 5-hour boat journey. Step aboard the luxury catamaran and relax in one of the comfortable seating areas as you sail out of Amoudi port. Stop first at the volcano to take a dip in the hot springs or indulge in a mudbath. Sail past one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, Akrotiri, then go to the Red and White beaches area. Swim, relax and enjoy a traditional Greek barbecue meal. Food, snorkeling equipment, open bar and round-trip hotel transportation are provided. This Viator exclusive tour is not available anywhere else. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.85
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Santorini Luxury Catamaran Sunset Cruise with BBQ, Drink and Transfer

Santorini Luxury Catamaran Sunset Cruise with BBQ, Drink and Transfer

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Set sail aboard one of the most luxurious vessels in Santorini, the one-of-a-kind Ipanema 58 catamaran. On this Viator Exclusive tour, feel like a member of the jet set as you cruise inside the caldera for a soak in volcanic hot springs, swim and snorkel at the island’s red and white beaches, and watch a famous Santorini sunset from the water. Relax on spacious deck lounges and be pampered by an attentive crew, who serves up a delicious Greek barbecue lunch right on deck.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.04
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Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour

Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour

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Get off Santorini’s main island and explore the volcanic islets around it, which are home to unique volcanic landscapes. Visit two islets accessible only by boat. Sail to Nea Kameni to hike up to the crater of the active volcano (own expense) and to Palea Kameni, where you can soak in naturally-heated pools.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.98
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$22.98

Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks

Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks

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Make the most out of your time in Santorini aboard this relaxing and tranquil sunset sail on a catamaran. Enjoy the splendid views from the catamaran as it sails around Santorini. Swim and snorkel in the blue sea and indulge in a delicious barbecue dinner prepared onboard. Imbibe unlimited drinks such as local wine and water.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.64
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$120.64

Archaeological bus tour to Akrotiri excavations & Red beach

Archaeological bus tour to Akrotiri excavations & Red beach

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Prophet Elias Monastery – Megalochori village – Akrotiri Excavations – Red Beach - Perivolos Beach – Last stop for wine tasting With this tour you will visit the traditional villages of Santorini, charming monasteries, great beaches and the famous Akrotiri excavations. You will admire amazing views and learn about the history of the island.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.30
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$56.30

Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

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Spend the day sailing around beautiful Santorini on a catamaran. Imbibe unlimited amounts of white wine, soft drinks, and water and indulge in a delicious barbecue prepared onboard the catamaran as you sail in the gorgeous blue waters of the sea off the shore of Santorini.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.15
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$109.15

Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour

Santorini in a Day: 4-Hour or 6-Hour Private Tour

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Explore beautiful Santorini the way you wish on this private tour. Traveling by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, make the most of the custom itinerary and let your guide know what you want to see and do. Perhaps visit highlights such as the village of Oia, famous for its stupendous sunsets; the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri, a traditional winery, or simply relax on a black sand beach. Choose from a half- or full-day tour and ssk your guide for insider tips on off-the-beaten-track gems.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.78
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$229.78
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Santorini Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting from Fira (small group up to 10)

Santorini Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting from Fira (small group up to 10)

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See Santorini’s highlights quickly on this tour from Fira. See the charming village of Oia, with its white houses and scenic terraces set on the cliffside over the blue waters of the caldera, along with the picturesque towns of Pyrgos and Megalochori. First-time visitors can get an overview of the island, including a wine tasting, and because it’s a small-group tour, receive plenty of personal attention.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.91
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$91.91

Half or Full Day Private Custom Santorini Island Tour

Half or Full Day Private Custom Santorini Island Tour

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Experience Santorini like a local on this private island tour and maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary and a choice of four different tour lengths. Perhaps experience island life with a visit to villages such as Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani; admire the views from Profitis Ilias;
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.46
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$210.46
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Santorini 5-Hour Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

Santorini 5-Hour Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

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Savor Santorini’s scenery and some of its wines on this 5-hour tour. Visit the cliffside villages of Oia, Imerovigli, and Megalochori; see the blue-domed church that graces most Santorini postcards; and climb Santorini’s highest mountain for panoramic views. Plus, enjoy an optional swim and lunch (own expense) at Perivolos’ black beach and finish with a Santorinian wine-tasting at a winery perched above the caldera. Hotel, port, airport, and Fira cable car pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.74
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$113.74

Santorini Highlights: 5-Hour Private Tour with Wine-Tasting

Santorini Highlights: 5-Hour Private Tour with Wine-Tasting

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Go from caldera to cloud-piercing peaks with this Santorini shore excursion that leaves from Fira. Led by a private guide, the tour includes a visit the famous Santorini caldera — a half-submerged volcano — as well as a trip to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, perched on Santorini’s highest mountain. Sample local produce that’s grown by the monks and enjoy a wine tasting at a volcanic vineyard. Then spend time in the idyllic village of Oia before your return to Fira.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.21
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$310.21
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Santorini Popular Destinations

Santorini Popular Destinations

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Santorini is famous for its white-washed towns, beautiful beaches, and dreamy sunsets. On this tour, enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide and customize your itinerary to your preferences. Choose to visit popular attractions such as the villages of Oia and Megalochori, explore historic monuments such as the Monastery of Profitis Ilias and Pyrgos Castle, or cool off with a swim Perivolos Beach.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.32
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$195.32
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Santorini First-time Visitors Private Tour with Wine Tasting

Santorini First-time Visitors Private Tour with Wine Tasting

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Get a comprehensive overview of the famous Greek island of Santorini during this private sightseeing tour. See famous landmarks, such as the blue-domed church in Firostefani, the village of Oia, and the black sand beach, as well as a local vineyard to sample some of the island’s ancient appellation. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and cruise ship travelers who want a taste of Santorini.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.83
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$183.83
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Santorini Full Day Tour

Santorini Full Day Tour

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Take your Santorini visit to new heights during this 9-hour offering access to the island’s eye-popping views, outdoor adventures, and architecture. Admire the jaw-dropping scenery from the island’s highest point and see the 16th-century monastery of Saint Elias. You’ll also journey by boat to the nearby islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.34
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$59.34

Private Santorini Tailor Made - Choice of the guest

Private Santorini Tailor Made - Choice of the guest

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Share with us your favorite destinations, tastes and interests creating an ideal itinerary. Visit hidden villages, admire unique views and enjoy authentic experiences. Our local & experienced guide will be at your disposal for as long as you wish, driving you to every corner of the island. Enjoy the best of Santorini on a flexible tour, tailored to your preferences!
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.83
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$183.83
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Private Santorini Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Private Santorini Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Get under the skin of Santorini on a private day trip, and experience its prettiest places and historical must-sees. As your guide chauffeurs you by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, learn about the island’s history and culture, and explore the Minoan-era ruins at Akrotiri, the old capital of Pyrgos and Red Beach. Enjoy an optional lunch (own expense), check out the mountaintop Prophet Ilias monastery, and visit a winery to taste delicious Santorinian wines. Conclude at the cliffside village of Oia to enjoy its jaw-dropping views over the caldera.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.74
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$275.74
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What are Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou) hours of operation?
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Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou) hours of operation: Open daily 10am–4pm Apr–Oct. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou) costs USD 22.98. Guided Monastery of Profitis Ilias (Moni Profitou Iliou) tours start around USD 22.98 per person.
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