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Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

1. Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

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.

Rhodes: Ladiko Bay Rock Climbing and Rappelling Experience

2. 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: 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 from Rhodes. Admire the views of the western coast of the island on an off-the-beaten-track hiking trail. Start with pickup 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 colorful and scented shrubs and herbs. 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 but once you reach the summit. 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: AbenteuerDate, Tour and Fun Game for Couples

4. Rhodes: AbenteuerDate, Tour and Fun Game for Couples

You will start at a parking lot in the centre. Your smartphone (special app) will guide you on a secret route through the old town. This walking trip will become an adventure trip, since You will solve plenty of litttle tasks at each secret location on Your route. All creative tasks, questions and challenges are about You and your relationship to each other. Not only fun for couples - also for good friends. You will learn new things about Yourself. Guaranteed. You will be asked questions how You would act or react in various situations. You will solve semi difficult riddles and you will be forced to act as a team. The dream team. The app will always show you the next location in this part of town and guide you there. At each location the app will present a new task or challenge to You and You collect points for solving the task. No worries: You don`t have to enter any buildings or get in contact with other people. It is all about You as a team. You will explore and visit places where the locals live and hang around. Feel the vibes of this holiday destination and have fun exploring the content of this outdoor-date. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of fun content and a challenge for You as a team.

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.

Rhodes: Glystra Beach to Ipseni Guided Hike with Swimming

6. 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.

Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

7. 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.

From Salakos: Profitis Ilias Hike with Sunset

8. 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.

Rhodes: Guided Hike to Attavyros Mountain & Temple of Zeus

9. Rhodes: Guided Hike to Attavyros Mountain & Temple of Zeus

At 1215 meters, Attavyros is the highest mountain on the island. Our starting point is the village of Emponas. The mountain’s important flora and fauna have earned it a place in the “NATURA 2000” network of nature protection areas. Significant plant species include the rare, protected Paeonia Rhodia and a variety of orchids. On the mountain slopes, there is a large forest of pure cypress trees, declared a Natural Heritage Site. Prominent animal species include the dama dama deer that symbolizes the island and the Rhodes'badger. There are also foxes, hares, hedgehogs, and raptors including partridges. At the top of the mountain you will find the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and a recent military watchtower. When the air is particularly dry, Karpathos and other little islands in the Dodecanese can be seen, as well as the inland of the island of Rhodes. This is the excursion for you, if you aim to conquer the island’s highest peak!

Rhodes: Akramitis Mountain Hike

10. 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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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!!

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!

unser date war lustig und das spiel eine unterhaltsame erfahrung. mein freund war anfangs etwas skeptisch aber am ende hatten wir wirklich eine sehr tolle zeit gemeinsam. die strecke war jetzt nicht ultra spektakulär aber von der länge her vollkommen in ordnung.

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.

ein sehr gelungener tag, würden wir jederzeit wiederholen!