The above video, posted on YouTuby by
oreibatikos kalamatas, shows a hike up to Profitis Ilias. Starting from the church of Hydra’s patron saint, Agios Konstantinos, the hikers follow the paved path that leads to this “simple and beautiful men’s monastery,” in which Theodoros Kolokotronis was imprisoned for some time. Along the way the hikers pass Agia Evpraxia, the convent adjacent to Profitis Ilias.
In the courtyard of Profitis Ilias, there is a cistern with drinking water, a threshing floor, and stables. The church of the Monastery was built in 1821 and in the precinct you can see and buy very beautiful handicrafts.
A short distance (15 rather arduous minutes) from the Monastery of Prophet Elias is the highest mountain on the island, Mount Eros (598 meters). From this point there is a panoramic view of the island, the Saronic Gulf and the Myrtos Sea.