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Profitis Ilias

Salakos, Greece
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Ranked #16 of 86 attractions in Rhodes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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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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44 attraction reviews
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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
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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 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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Wow this place was not what I expected. You need a car to get here and there are some very small roads with big drops but it is worth it. When you pull up Mussolinis villa is not what you expect but for the kids/adults this is not the main thing. When heading up the steps which lead behind the... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We found this place by car, it is located on the top of the mountains. !st we saw the old villa. Some people say it was the villa Mussolini. The hous is partly crushed, but you can enter there and to see rooms and stairs. And also the one of the best views I saw in my life (this you... More

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South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This place is really tranquil and well worth a visit. It's set up in the hills and it almost feels like you're on the road to nowhere but when you get there you won't be disappointed. It's just a really unusual place and almost feels Bavarian. There are some old buildings set in the forest that still have old wardrobes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We went to profitis ilias on our way to the village of embonas. It was nothing special but i did go in the small church to light a candle. We continuex to the village of emnonas sd had goat for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Drove over this on the way back to the airport so didn't have time to stop and walk. Looked really nice. Very different from both the coast we had stayed on (southeast) and the one we crossed to (northwest). The road at the top was narrow with a steep slope below - would have been alarming if we had met... More

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