Prophitis Ilias

Prophitis Ilias is the most mountainous village of Samothrace, even though it is not situated on Mount Saos, which domineers over most of the island, but on the slope of the hill of Prophitis Ilias, which forms the foothills of the mountain. It is located 5 km north of the village Lakoma  and 13 km southeast of Kamariotissa, the port of the island. In the village of Prophitis Ilias reside approximately 200 inhabitants.
The residents of Prophitis Ilias are engaged in agriculture, especially livestock. The village is famous for its local goat cooked here in a traditional manner, which attracts many visitors to its picturesque taverns.
The road leading to Prophitis Ilias starts from Kamariotissa and leads south. It passes through the olive groves of Samothrace, a beautiful route and leads to the village. From Prophitis Ilias an endless view opens up to the visitors of Samothrace that reaches all the way to Mount Athos, as well as one of the best sunsets on the island, as the village faces west. The chapel of Panagia Krimniotissa also offers endless views and is located very close to Prophitis Ilias.

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