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Profitis Ilias

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Good views - relief from the sun with the cool of the woods

This is a relatively short but reasonably demanding walk. It is good exercise and being almost 1000m high and wooded a welcome relief from the sun. It is a nice drive there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lincoln, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a relatively short but reasonably demanding walk. It is good exercise and being almost 1000m high and wooded a welcome relief from the sun. It is a nice drive there through the valleys and small villages. Park you car in the car park between the taverna and hotel and walk back out of the car park and bear... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth the hick. The view is amazing. It looks like you in a plane. You must visit this mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Panoramic route brought us to Profitis Ilias and it's such a nice place to spend time, far from the city and the chaos.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Lewes, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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