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Profitis Ilias

Salakos, Greece
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Ranked #30 of 105 Attractions in Rhodes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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16 reviews 16 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
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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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cardrona
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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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10 reviews 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
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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