Mount Profiti Ilias in Mylos
Profitis Ilias is with 748m the highest summit of the Island of Mylos in the Cyclades, Greece. The name Profitis Ilias refers to the prophet Elias and is a common name for the highest peaks on Greek Islands. The summit is on the western part of the island of Mylos which is scarcely populated and has mainly bad/ macadam roads. Mount Profiti Ilias in Mylos is the highest point and the area is heavily used for telecommunication (transmission towers) and energy production (on the east side of the summit).
But if you hike up to Profitis Ilias from the north-east you can find meager mountain landscape with some flowers, goats and maybe a Mylos viper (Macrovipera schweizeri). At the end you reach the chapel Profitis Ilias and the signs of civilization.
You may also drive up to the summit by car. But if you do so you will miss the very nice mountain landscape with beautiful views to Milos bay, Mylos island and the neighbouring island of Kimolos.