Monastery of Profitis Ilias

Honoring the prophet Elijah, this church sits at an elevated, picturesque site just below the island’s highest point of Mt. Eros (588 m.) Visitors pass through a beautiful pine forest before arriving and enjoying panoramic views over the island and the entire Argo-saronic Gulf. It was built in 1831 and operated as a prison during the years of the Greek revolution for resistance leaders such as Theodoros Kolokotronis and many others. Today the monastery contains a rich library which was originally compiled in 1870 by the head priest at that time, Ierotheo Kostopoulos.

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