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Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Sunset Hike

1. Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Sunset Hike

Onboard a private coach, you will set off for the inland part of Rhodes, towards the central-western area. After a picturesque (approx, one hour from Rhodes town) drive, we reach Salakos, a beautiful agricultural village, located on the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias. After arriving, you will be invited to discover the third-biggest mountain of the island. The trails ascent as its slopes gradually, with the well-maintained trails also suitable for beginner hikers due to its quality. Most of the hike is under the shade of ilex trees, pine trees, and some olive trees. During the uphill, the views are magnificent towards the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some nearby islands. After having arrived at the meadow, you can admire the famous “Elafos and Elafina” (male and female deer in Greek), and former Italian buildings built by Italian Colonists on 1929 and 1932 following an Alpine Style of architecture. 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, you will begin your descent back to Salakos. At the appropriate point, time will be given to admire the sun going down in the Aegean Sea behind the miniature island of Halki. After arriving back in Salakos, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Rhodes Akramitis Mountain: Hike to the Top

2. Rhodes Akramitis Mountain: Hike to the Top

After being collected by a private bus, set off for Monolithos, a beautiful rural village not spoiled by mass tourism on the west side of the island. Start your hike to the top of Akramitis mountain by walking through gradually ascending green slopes of cypress trees that overlook the bay of Apolakia. Enjoy the breathtaking views and the opportunity to take amazing photos.  After the demanding first part, hike through beautiful meadows, full of aromatic colorful herbs until you reach the chapel of St John where you can enjoy a well-deserved stop. As you reach the top of the mountain, enjoy the views of the nearby islands of Halki, Alimia, Tilos and even Karpathos, the inland of Rhodes Island, the lake of Gadouras and Apolakia On the way down, follow a different trail, between high pine trees and explore a totally undiscovered area of the island.

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Rhodes: Ladiko Bay Rock Climbing and Rappelling Experience

3. 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.

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Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

4. 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.

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From Kiotari: Asklipio Hiking Tour

5. 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.

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Easy Hiking Tour around Ancient Lindos

6. Easy Hiking Tour around Ancient Lindos

The tour starts with pick-up from your location and driving you to Vlicha, a seaside village located next to Lindos, on the east coast of Rhodes. At the start of the trail, following mainly dirt roads, you leave behind you the buzz of the busy road, and move towards the west. Soon enough you walk under mature pine trees, whose existence is clearly surprising on this dry rocky land around Lindos. You then follow a trail that passes on the foothill of vertical limestone slope and afterward visit an impressive cave and admire the remains of agricultural life – somehow forgotten here nowadays. Finally, the hike reaches its highest point and is time for some fantastic pictures of “Navarone Bay” with its azure colored water, or even some meditation on how beautiful this endless sea is. After some walking downhill, you will experience the first glimpse of the hill where the Acropolis of Lindos proudly stands. No words are enough to describe its beauty, so you will have the chance to go closer, roaming in the narrow streets of the whitewashed village of Lindos. Some free time will be given for visiting the archeological site. The last part of the hike takes you back to Vlycha following an alternative route that hides one precious secret gem. Then the bus will take you back to your hotel.

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Rhodes: Akramitis Mountain Hike

7. Rhodes: Akramitis Mountain Hike

Reach Rhodes's greenest peak on this full-day hiking adventure. Feel the adrenaline of climbing Mount Akramitis, and marvel at outstanding panoramic views. Greet your fellow hikers and your professional guide at the meeting point, and get ready to set off on your 9-kilometer journey. Begin your ascent as you plot a path through a dense forest of pines and cypresses. See the hidden mountainside cave, Limeri. Hear about how the cave was a base for the partisan movement during World War 2. Continue your hike, passing by the little church of Agios Ioannis as you ascend up Rhodes's second-highest mountain. Marvel at panoramic views where the green fauna meets the blue Aegean Sea, before descending a scenic rocky path.

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Rhodes: Hike Mount Profitis Ilias from Salakos

8. Rhodes: Hike Mount Profitis Ilias from Salakos

Begin in the quaint agricultural village of Salakos, nestled in the foothills of the mountain but only a short way from the sea. Choose to meet in the village or to be picked up from your accommodation in Rhodes. Take the gradual incline on a well maintained path up to the mountain. Walk in shade of ilex, pine, and olive trees. Bask in the magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey, and some of the nearby islands. Combine stunning views, exercise, fresh air, and some history provided by your expert guide. At the top, experience the calm of a quiet picnic area and see the two famous Italian alpine hotels from 1932 called Elafos and Elafina. Visit Villa de Vecci, the house of the former Italian governor of Rhodes and the Byzantine church Profitis Elias. Refresh yourself with a rest and a snack before starting the descent back to Salakos.

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From Salakos: Profitis Ilias Hike with Sunset

9. From Salakos: Profitis Ilias Hike with Sunset

Start your Profitis Ilias hike of in the charming village of Salakos. Follow along an old mule track to a garden that used to belong to General De Vecchi an Italian Governor of Rhodes from between 1936-1940, whose villa now lies abandoned. Cross the garden toward two hotels in Tyrolean style and climb to the top of the mountain where you will have the chance to take photos of the spectacular view. Walk on a path shaded by dense cypress trees and Aleppo pines. Pass by the majestic villa and its chapel on your way down the mountain and back to Salakos.Try some traditional snacks along the way.

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What people are saying about Rhodes

Actually, I originally wanted to go to the Attavyros, but it didn't work out for various reasons. So I decided to do this tour and I can only warmly recommend it. We were a group of three Danes, one German and two Greek guides. The hike is definitely suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Only the first third is actually strenuous. The Nautr, on the other hand, is always a feast for the eyes and in good weather, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view on the summit. The two guides really did their job and I had a lot of fun. Not only with regard to the hike, but also during the conversations with the two of them (fluent English was not a problem for either of them). I would definitely recommend the tour to other people who want to do more than just lie on the beach. Note: Since you have to move carefully on the summit, at least sneakers (no sandals) are appropriate ;-)

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!

A good hike with tracks through forest and rough ground. Can be done in a pair of walking runners. They supply food and water but I would recommend bring a litre of water yourself. We had a great view of islands and coastline and we could see Turkey in the distance. A leisurely 5 hr walk. We saw mountain deer which was a bonus. An excellent day out in nature with a bit of exercise

Best trip and definitely worth a recommendation! It was tough but incredibly incredibly beautiful and some mega cute guides. Excellent views and a nice check on the list.

Wonderful experience with very warm and professional guides. Unique!