9. 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 on the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias, where you will discover the 3rd-highest mountain on the island.
Ascend the mountain, following well-maintained trails that are suitable for beginners. Take refuge from the sun under the shade of the ilex, pine 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), former Italian hotels built by the Italian colonists almost 100 years ago. You will also visit the “Villa de Vecchi,” home 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.