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Monastery of Profitis Ilias

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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Prophet Elias Monastery, Hydra 180 40 Greece

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