Day trip

Rhodes: Hike Mount Profitis Ilias from Salakos

Rhodes: Hike Mount Profitis Ilias from Salakos

From US$ 65.79 per person

Hike through a beautiful dense pine forest on your way up Mount Profitis Ilias from the charming village of Salakos. Get a taste of the greener side of the island as you enjoy walking in nature.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup optional
The exact pick up time will be sent to each guest the day before the activity takes place.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Climb the third highest mountain on the island
  • Hike through a dense pine forest
  • Visit the two legendary hotels Elafos and Elafina that were built by the Italians almost a century ago
Full description

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.

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Potable water
  • Traditional snack
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Vat
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet at Salakos Village to the left 100 meters after Nymph Hotel.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hiking shoes
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat

    Know before you go

    • The hike is 5.52 kilometers or 3.42 miles at an altitude of 395 meters or 1295 feet
    • The hike is for 2.5 hours and the activity is for 5 hours
    • The terrain is easy, with a dirt path
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    Product ID: 399780