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Profitis Ilias

Address: Salakos, Greece
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Ranked #54 of 200 things to do in Rhodes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Hod HaSharon, HaMerkaz, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we are a family with kids in the ages 9-12' and went to a walking trip in profitid ilias. we did a round trip which took as 2 hours. lots of stairs and a mazing view.

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Swindon, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Villa De Vechi, also known as Mussolini's house, is an extraordinary place to visit. The house was built for Mussolini as his retirement home, though he never visited, and it was abandoned in the mid 1940's. And today, this stunning building is simply falling apart. You can visit whenever you want as it is not an official tourist site... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we loved Mussolini's house (or what's left of it). It's good to imagine what went on there particularly what visitors may have graced the mountain, stood on the balcony and taken in the fabulous views! The refurbished hotel is amazing and the food served by the restaurant is good.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Nice and cool with great views and quite a bit to see. Food (snacks) and drinks available from the hotel there at reasonable costs so nice to sit and relax in the mountain air. Small play park in the shade as well for younger kids.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the places we came across on our first visit to Rhodes,purely by accident whilst out exploring,and we wanted to revisit as it was so enchanting.Firstly,it's a pretty&scenic drive there through rural unspoiled countryside,and it's an ideal escape from the heat of the day,as it's cooler&shadier the higher you venture up the hilly mount.The area is very... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a lovely change from the rest of Rhodes. This was a beautiful drive up into the mountains and we encountered many beautiful villages on the way there from the Kolympia area and back again towards Lindos (check out the village of Eleousa - it's a beautiful and eerie place). When we got to Profitis Ilias, it was cooler than... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was literally the only time I took photos :-) The drive up was interesting, I'm glad we went at the beginning of May as I would not have been so comfortable meeting lots of cars in the other direction! We went straight up to the house and wandered around, admiring the goats that trotted through. Please take care if... More 

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Rhodes, Greece
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123 reviews 123 reviews
50 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I think this may be one of the hidden treasures on Rhodes. It is a long drive up, but we did see several coaches coming down the mountain so it's a scheduled stop on some tours; otherwise, you need a hire car. I've been up twice now, and never once have I seen anyone else making the climb all the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Location is great, up,the mountains, cool, secluded, and vey unexpected. Known as Mussolini's house, but better described as Hotel Elafos, a lovely place to visit for the hotel, cages and views across the sea to Symi and Turkey.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

You will need a car but its definitely worth a visit. Buildings are from the Italian era in the 1920/30s. For the Profitis Ilias story you should simply google it - it makes for a very interesting read. We haven't stayed in the hotelbut intend to next visit. It does however serve lovely coffee and cake, also a selection of... More 

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