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Profitis Ilias is a charming little area that you stumble across on the drive from Kolymbia to Embonas. The drive is lovely through woodland with pine trees and tiny little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Profitis Ilias is a charming little area that you stumble across on the drive from Kolymbia to Embonas. The drive is lovely through woodland with pine trees and tiny little hamlets with friendly locals. A beautiful fountain is to be found on this road with large Koi fish and other small varieties. The hotel at Profitis Ilias is lovely and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After driving through pine woods and climbing quite steeply you get to the hotel at Profitis Ilias......it's worth stopping for a drink here and looking at the historic photos in the hotel. The complex has links to the Italian occupation of Greece. The pecan pie is wonderful. If you have time, it's worth taking one of the woodland walks (... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Be warned The bars here are about 20% more expensive than on the rest of the island. Cool and shaded.

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skipton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

wow vecchi villa built by the count for his friend mussalini it's an amazing place it's stands as a testimonial to Italian workmanship the villa it's self is so gorgeous steeped in history you can get a fell for the place the power of command even after doing some research it's said mussolini didn't get the chance to set foot... More 

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Hod HaSharon, HaMerkaz, Israel
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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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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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Manchester
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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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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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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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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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