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Path One (1): Pyrgos - Prophet Elias - Ancient Thera

Path One (1) is one of the most beautiful and most interesting walking routes in Santorini. In 4,300 meters and 100 minutes, it connects Pyrgos with Ancient Thera and brings you in touch with some of the most historic parts of the island. It is divided into two parts. The first covers the route from Pyrgos to the Monastery of the Prophet Elias (Moni tu Profiti Ilia), beginning a little before the Old School of Pyrgos, near the church of the Holy Apostles (Agious Apostolous). It is an uphill walk, but short. In less than 30 minutes from the church of the Holy Apostles, you will reach the monastery. The second part of the path heads from the monastery to Ancient Thera, and it is longer (about one hour), but easier, since we descend from 550 meters altitude to 270 meters (by the parking area for the archaeological site). On the way, you can stop several times to enjoy the beautiful views that will overwhelm you at every step.


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Altitude (in meters) : 555
Distance : 4300 meters
Duration of Visit : 1 hour 50 minutes
Difficulty : ModerateModerate
Style : ScenicScenic
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