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Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs Valley Day Trip

1. Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs Valley Day Trip

Immerse yourself in Rhodes Island's natural attractions on a day trip to the Valley of the Butterflies and Seven Springs Valley. Enjoy enough time to explore on your own, eat at the restaurant, take photos, and hike along the paths. Relax with your transportation taken care of for you. Climb aboard the comfortable bus in Rhodes and relax as you're whisked away to your first stop: the Valley of the Butterflies. Enjoy 2 hours to explore on your own. Observe the Panaxia Quatripunktaria butterflies as you stroll along the rustic paths weaving beside the Pelekanos River. As you explore, take photos next to the waterfalls and wooden bridges. Enhance your experience by visiting the little natural history museum or hiking to the very top of the valley to take in some great panoramic views next to the Kalopetra Monastery. Enjoy the fantastic photo opportunities. Then, drive through the scenic countryside to the East Coast. Spend 1 hour and 45 minutes exploring the magical Valley of Seven Springs, enjoying the greenery and the lovely climate. Rest in the open-air cafe-restaurant overlooking the clear springs. Marvel at the enormous plane and pine trees. If you're feeling adventurous, walk through a unique narrow tunnel to reach an artificial lake with an impressive dam and a waterfall. Finally, return to the coach for your journey back to your pickup point in Rhodes.

From Rhodes: Lindos and 7 Springs Valley Bus Tour

2. From Rhodes: Lindos and 7 Springs Valley Bus Tour

The tour will begin with a beautiful drive along the East cost of Rhodes, heading to Lindos village, a morning of spectacular views and beauty. While heading to Lindos, there will have the chance to see a lot of villages and beautiful views along the way. After arriving to Lindos village, surround yourself with white-washed buildings and gaze upon the historic Acropolis that towers above the village. Take time, you have 4 hours to fully explore in a relaxed fashion, from the quaint village to the remnants of the past. Wander up to the Acropolis and immerse yourself in its rich history whilst snapping up scenes of the sea. After you explore Lindos village you can relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful and famous sandy beach of Rhodes Island. The tour will end at the 7 springs where will you meet with our expert escort. You will have the opportunity to see the natural beauty with the scent of pine on every breath, with wooden bridges and trickling streams with wild peacocks and ducks. By the entrance, a lake with turquoise waters is nestled in a pine-clad gorge. The seven springs is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the green surroundings. Adventure seekers may walk around the footpaths searching out the source of each of the seven springs, and pass through the tunnel that takes you from one side of the hill to the other side to see the beautiful color lake and the small waterfalls.

Rhodes: Hiking Tour to the Summit of Akramitis with Photos

3. Rhodes: Hiking Tour to the Summit of Akramitis with Photos

Hike to the top of Akramitis on a guided day trip on Rhodes. Admire the views of the western coast of the island on an off-the-beaten-track hiking trail. Start with a pick-up from your hotel, and begin your hike by ascending green slopes under cypress trees overlooking the bay of Apollakia. Soon the hiking trail becomes more demanding as you start to clamber over the rocks that make up your path. Wherever you look there are amazing photo opportunities/ After the most strenuous stint, you find yourself surrounded by colourful shrubs. This meadow-like area leads you to your first stop of the day, the tiny old chapel of St John. Here you have a welcome snack enjoying one of the pies Greece is famous for and then it’s onwards and upwards to the top. Just before you arrive, climb over rocks for a short time and once you reach the summit you will be glad you did. From the top of the mountain, you get to see both sides of Rhodes, the nearby islands, the lake in Apollakia, Attaviros (the highest mountain on Rhodes), and inland Rhodes. Your guide will make sure everyone walks at a comfortable pace. In Spring, pretty flowers, fragrant herbs, and rare Rhodian Orchids line the way. You will follow a different route on the way down, one that takes you through a forest of tall pine trees.

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

4. Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Join a guided family-friendly hiking trip up Mount Profitis Ilias 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. Start your trip with pickup in Rhodes or choose to meet your guide in the quaint village of Salakos, located on the foothills of Profitis Ilias. Then, begin the ascent up the mountain, walking among ilex, pine, and olive trees along the way. Once at the top, visit some Alpine-style buildings built by the Italian colonists in 1929 and 1932. Continue from the Elafos and Elafina hotels up to the former home of the Italian Governor of Rhodes, Villa de Vecchi, and then the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short snack and drink break, 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, trees, and sun, calmly setting on the horizon. Later, return to the starting point using headlamps, rounding off your day with a true adventure in the wilderness. If you chose the pickup option, you'll be driven back to your accommodation once you return to Salakos.

Rhodes: Ladiko Bay Rock Climbing and Rappelling Experience

5. Rhodes: Ladiko Bay Rock Climbing and Rappelling Experience

Arriving to the Ladiko area, begin with a small walk through the mountains along the coast. Once at the base point there will be a safety briefing, including an explanation of the equipment to be used, information about how the program will run, and the fun that you can expect. Once everybody is ready, the rock climbing will start. There will be several routes to climb next to one another, all with different levels of difficulty. Whilst climbing, you will be secured and wearing a safety helmet at all times. During this climbing part of the experience, water and fruit will be available, as well as a fresh sandwich. After getting familiar with climbing the wall, there is an option to do a larger rappel in front of a beautiful nearby cave. To get to the starting point of the rappel you'll take a 20-minute hike, allowing you to take in the most stunning views from the most advantageous points. The final rappel and its associated feelings of exhilaration and adrenaline will form the culmination to your experience.

Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

6. Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Discover the Profitis Ilias Mountain 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 rare pine and cypress tree forest. Discover the buildings that were constructed during the Italian occupation, before starting the descent. Begin the hike in the village of Salakos, a quaint agricultural village, located on the foothills of Mount Profitis Ilias. The trail climbs gradually upward and is perfect for all levels of hikers, including children, as long as you have a basic level of physical fitness. Enjoy the climb, sheltered from the sun under the shade of Ilex, pine, 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 one of the symbols of the island. Learn about the Italian occupation in this area, and admire the Alpine style of architecture of the two hotels. Visit the Villa de Vecchi, the home 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.

From Kiotari: Asklipio Hiking Tour

7. From Kiotari: Asklipio Hiking Tour

Find yourself between history and nature on the Greek island of Rhodes. On this walking tour from beach resort Kiotari, go inland to discover the local village of Asklipio. Wend your way among ancient architecture, white houses, and traditional places of worship. Climb up the mountain on a dirt road surrounded by wild vegetation and Aleppo pines. See the ruins of a castle perched on a rocky hill. At an elevation of 250 m, enjoys vast views over the sea and the interior part of the island. Climb the stairway and behold the castle, most of its thick walls and battlements and two towers remaining intact. Descend to the old-fashioned village of Askiplio, with its Byzantine church and huddled white houses. Along the way, enjoy splendid views of the sea, from the beaches of Pefkos to Plimiri. Conclude the walk back in peaceful Kiotari, on a lovely sand and pebble beach.

Rhodes: Glystra Beach to Ipseni Guided Hike with Swimming

8. Rhodes: Glystra Beach to Ipseni Guided Hike with Swimming

Starting on one of the island’s most beautiful sandy bays, we walk along an easy path dotted with maritime pines to the convent of Ipseni, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, one of the island’s oldest convents. Almost two centuries after its foundation, it was converted from convent to monastery and restored. A new church is now being completed next to it, with a “Via Crucis” culminating in panoramic views over the whole area. From Ipseni, we descend gently toward Glystra, accompanied by enchanting views and opportunities to spot the famous Dama-Dama deer that are the symbol of the island. After 13 km we come back to our starting point in Glystra Bay for a well-earned swim in the crystal-clear water.

Hiking Tour Exploring Lindos

9. Hiking Tour Exploring Lindos

Discover Lindos in an unique way, by hiking to the historical archaeological site, the Acropolis of Lindos. Hike through the old pine trees and unexpectedly green area so close to such a dry and rocky part of Rhodes, before exploring the ancient site. See it from many different angles and take the option to go inside and visit. The hiking tour starts in the area of Vlicha, a beach located close to Lindos, on the East coast of Rhodes. Set off on the trail, and leave behind the buzz of the busy main road as you head towards the west slightly on a dirt track. Very soon, find yourself hiking in the shade of old pine trees. The greenery here is a pleasant surprise when you think of how rocky and barren the land around Lindos is, as seen from the road. Pass the imposing limestone mountainside of Marmari and on the way, visit an impressive cave. It is here in the area of the cave that you can see how the people of Lindos once provided for themselves agriculturally. Discover an unusual way of visiting such an important historical archaeological site. You will never forget your first glimpse of it from on high, surrounded by the magnificent colours of the Mediterranean Sea. The colours are even more breath-taking as you see down onto Navarone Bay, where you look in wonderment at the blues and greens of the water there. Once in Lindos. you have time to explore the narrow lanes from up close and visit the archaeological site if you wish. On the way back, take a different route, allowing you to admire Lindos from yet another angle. Enjoy a visit to an intriguing little church, nestled among the rocks. Here, you can admire another popular beach on the island, Vlicha, and views all along the coast towards the north of the island. You even have the opportunity to have a quick swim at the end of the tour if you have your swimming things with you!

Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

10. 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.

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Our best breathtaking experience in Rhodes!! Carolin, Elias and Maria infected us climbing beginners with the climbing virus and we will look for further possibilities. First we walked to a wall where three routes could be climbed, all equipment including shoes was provided. All three guides have ensured success with their relaxed, funny nature. After everyone had climbed enough, the path was started on a small mountain, which also had smaller climbing passages and was rewarded with a fabulous view. Now came the last part of the adventure. There was a little instruction on how to rappel down the 35m. Since there was never any jostling, we came at dusk and walked the last few meters with flashlights. Thank you so much for the fantastic experience!!

Superleuke ervaring! Heel mooie en beetje uitdagende wandeling in de prachtige natuur van Rhodos. Manuela heeft ons perfect begeleid en wist ook heel wat te vertellen over het eiland en de natuur. Halverwege de tocht kom je op een prachtig verlaten strand terecht waar je anders niet voorbij komt en waar je even kan uitrusten of een zwemmeke kan placeren. Aanrader!

We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide Manuela was very welcoming, paid attention to everyone, told us something about nature and Rhodes and answered questions. There was a beautiful beach and goats to see up close. The atmosphere at sunset was designed very nicely. We would do the tour again. Thank you Manuela!

We were picked up at the hotel on time, the tour was well organized and very nice. It went around Lindos on varied paths. A donkey accompanied us for a short time. If you are not sure-footed, I would recommend hiking sticks. Any time

Great hike and great tour guide. The atmosphere was super relaxed and the path absolutely doable. At sunset we got delicious snacks and a schnapps. An absolute must for sunset lovers! Not touristy or overcrowded.