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Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes
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From US$ 41.85 per person

Take a gentle afternoon hike up Profitis Ilias with a guide and enjoy the scenic views. Visit the church that gives the mountain its name, then marvel at a spectacular sunset.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup optional
Pickup can be arranged from Kremasti, Paradeisi, Ialysos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, Faliraki, Afandou, and any location in between the above-mentioned areas.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hike even in the heart of the summer by hiking in the afternoon
  • Admire the sunset from one of the highest points on the island of Rhodes
  • Explore Rhodes’ nature and history on foot – in the most eco-friendly manner
  • Learn about the sights at the summit of Profitis Ilias with a local guide
  • Taste a traditional island snack and get access to water during the hike
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Water
  • Traditional Rhodes snack
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Headlamps
  • First aid kits
  • Souvenir photos
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Salakos Village, from North to South after Nymph Hotel to the left, 100 m. Parking spots are available, for free.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Windbreaker
    • Daypack

    Know before you go

    • The actual hiking time is 2.5 hours
    • Distance: 5.52 kilometers/3.42 miles
    • Altitude difference: 395 meters/1295 feet
    • Terrain: Soft-easy trail, dirt path
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 5 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      5/5

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    Wonderful experience with very warm and professional guides. Unique!

    July 30, 2021

    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.

    July 22, 2021

    Nice hike away from the tourist destinations.

    October 28, 2019

    Product ID: 252187