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A Really worthwhile place to visit

This is very interesting to see.What an insight into the past.You need to be physically able to walk up the steps to this derelict building.The best way and easiest way to drive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
gull726
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Newport, United Kingdom

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Newport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is very interesting to see.What an insight into the past.You need to be physically able to walk up the steps to this derelict building.The best way and easiest way to drive is on the Rhodes Town - Lindos road where you turn off for Kolymbia look for the sign post for Profitis Ilias and just follow the sign posts.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wow, what a wonderful place. Up on the hill in this village is what is know as Mussolini's house/villa (although he never visited) which is derelict and open to the brave few who venture up. No health and safety, no guides but hints of its former glory. Inspiring place even in its terrible state. Then there's an alpine style chalet... More 

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Thank Martin S
Lewes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Lovely, though twisty, drive up to Profitis Ilias through the forest. It is quiet a surprise to come across this place in the middle Rhodes it is a lovely spot to walk around and it is a welcome break from the intense heat of the mid-summer. We visited the hotel for a drink and the children loved the playground and... More 

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Portsmouth
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
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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Thank SwissTonyPortsmouth
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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