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Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

1. Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Hike up the Profitis Ilias mountain with a guide and admire views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey, and some of the nearby islands. Learn about the history of this unusual Greek tourist attraction before experiencing a breathtaking sunset. Meet your guide in the quaint village of Salakos, located on the foothills of Profitis Ilias. Then, begin the fairly gentle path up the mountain, making this hike suitable for children too. Walk among ilex, pine, and olive trees on the way to the summit. Once at the top, visit some Alpine-style buildings built by the Italian colonists in 1929 and 1932, a novel sight on a little Greek island. Continue to the Elafos and Elafina hotels, the former home of the Italian Governor of Rhodes at Villa de Vecci, and the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short snack, head back to Salakos, stopping on the way for the highlight of this hiking tour – the sunset. Enjoy a feast for the eyes as you take in the colors of the sea, the trees, and the sun calmly setting on the horizon. Return to the starting point afterward using headlamps.

Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

2. Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

Discover the breathtaking nature of the island of Rhodes with this combo package. Feel free to choose which activity you wish to do first. The activities do not have to be completed on consecutive days. Below is a suggested itinerary. Day 1: Sea Kayaking  Head to Kathara Beach, where your activity begins. From there, paddle around the island's secluded beaches and spectacular rock formations that contribute to the emerald green color of the waters around you. During this 5-hour activity, there will be multiple opportunities for swimming and snorkeling at Ladiko and Traounou Beach, followed by a delicious homemade picnic at Traounou Beach. On the return trip, take your time and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Day 2: Hiking Travel inland towards the central-western area. After a picturesque drive, reach Salakos, a beautiful agricultural village, located in the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias, where you will discover the 3rd-biggest mountain on the island. Ascend the mountain gently, following well-maintained trails that are suitable for beginners. Take refuge from the sun under the shade of the ilex and olive trees that line most of the trail. During the uphill hike, enjoy magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some nearby islands. At the peak, admire the famous Elafos and Elafina (male and female deer in Greek), and former Italian buildings built by Italian colonists almost 100 years ago. You will also visit the “Villa de Vecci” house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes and the Byzantine Church of Profitis Elias. Following a short break and a snack, begin your descent back to Salakos.

Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

3. Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Discover Mount Ilian of Rhodes island with a guided hike to the top. As you climb, take in views of the Aegean Sea and surrounding islands. At the top, enjoy a picnic and explore the pined forest. Discover the buildings that were constructed during Italian occupation, before starting the descent. Begin the hike in the village of Salakos, a quaint agricultural village, located on the foothills of Mount Ilias. The trail climbs gradually upward and is perfect for all levels of hikers, including children. Enjoy the climb, sheltered under the shade of Ilex trees, pines, and olive trees. Admire the surroundings, and take in views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey, and some of the nearby islands. Once at the top, appreciate the calm of a quiet picnic area and the pine forest before approaching the two famous hotels named after a special animal. Learn of the Italian occupation of this place, and admire their Alpine style. Visit the Villa de Vecci, a house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes, and the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short break and a snack, start the descent back to Salakos.

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What people are saying about Faliraki

We booked the tour for two and had the fun of our lives! First we were on a hiking tour on the third highest mountain in Rhodes. Despite the very high temperatures, Addie and Tsampikos took very good care of us and there was plenty of water for everyone. We were also told a little about the Italian ruins and the flora / fauna in the area. The highlight of the day was the sunset high up with a wonderful view of the coast and Turkey (honeydew melon included!). The kayak tour started on the second day. After a warm-up and briefing, we started straight away. There was also plenty to see here, in addition to Anthony Quinn Bay and the crystal clear water. We were shown the underwater life on a subsequent snorkeling tour. Before the return trip we were provided with Greek food by Maria, Tsampikos and George. All in one, an unforgettable experience that will be remembered forever!

great tour Not too strenuous. After the first somewhat steep climb, there are still flat paths. You can still see historical buildings. The sunset is beautiful and afterwards walking down in the dark with the flashlights is also fun. The guides are great! Even got a schnapps during the sunset ;) Thumbs up and highly recommended

An amazing hike with very friendly, knowledgeable and professional guides. The hike was easy to medium difficulty, not too challenging. Equipment for trekking was provided at the time and the guides took pictures along the way and sent them to us. The views were amazing and definitely a highlight of our trip.

A lovely hike with very friendly and knowledgeable guides. Was well worth the money and would recommend for anyone who wants to pair a hike with a lovely sunset view.

We loved this hiking experience, the view was spectacular and the guide was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend