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|Santorini Churches : Profitis
Near to the village of Pyrgos and crowning Mount
Profitis IIias is a monastery of the same name which was dedicated
to the prophet Elijah. The solid facade of its exterior walls
is reminiscent of a fortress ...
The monastery dates back to 1711. In earlier times, the monastery
possessed considerable wealth. It even owned its own ship
that conducted private business for the benefit of the monastery.
At the same time, it was an active intellectual and patriotic
influence. From 1806 to 1845 it ran a school where the Greek
language and literature were taught.
The monastery's decline began in 1860, and buildings later
suffered serious damage in the earthquake caused by the earthquake
|Icons & Relics Collection of Pyrgos :Museum
|Today the monastery
has a museum with an important collection of ecclesiastical
items, books and ethnographic material. There is a collection
of local & Cretan portable icons (Hagiographies),
wooden sculpture, metal art works and embroidery, dating
as far back as the 17th & 18th century.
It also hosts displays on shoemaking, printing, candle
making, wine making and of typical local food.
The museum is housed in Agia Triada which was originally
a Catholic church belonging to a small convent.
|Pyrgos Santorini 847 00 Greece
|Open from April until October
| Daily : 10:00 - 16:00