Hike on Profitis Ilias

Church on the summit of Profitis Ilias
Church on the summit of Profitis Ilias
Radio station
Radio station
Profitis from the south
Profitis from the south

Since Profitis Ilias, the highest mountain on Milos (748 m) can be seen from almost any point on the island, sooner or later the idea of getting close to it at some time will probably surface. Although there is said to be a path on the eastern side of the mountain, I see more point in a hike via the access path to the summit from the west. If you start from the fork in the road leading to Agios Ioannis Monastery, the height to be overcome is reduced to about 500 metres.

When the sun is shining, of course, a fantastic panorama awaits you from the summit of Profitis Ilias. However, since there is no shade at all on the entire walk, there’s certainly no harm in the protection of a few clouds during this endeavour. Unless you set off on a sunny winter’s day.

View of the bay of Milos
View of the bay of Milos
Melon on Profitis Ilias
Melon on Profitis Ilias
Profitis Ilias and Chondro Vouno seen from Kimolos
Profitis Ilias and Chondro Vouno seen from Kimolos
View to the south
View to the south
Kleftiko and pozzolan mine
Kleftiko and pozzolan mine

On Profitis Ilias at full moon

On Profitis Ilias at full moon
Sikinos, Folegandros und Santorini
Im Hintergrund Paros
Goldenes Mondlicht

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Update 05/20