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Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

From US$ 52.78 per person

Enjoy a guided hiking tour on Rhodes island's third-highest mountain, Profitis Ilias. Hike through the pine forests, with views over the Aegean Sea and the coastline of Turkey.

About this activity

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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 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Conquer the third highest mountain on the island
  • Hike through a dense pine forest
  • Visit the two legendary hotels; built by the Italians almost a century ago.
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Drinking water
  • Traditional snack
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • VAT
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years

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    Participants

    Date

    Meeting point

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

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Windbreaker
    • Hat
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Reusable water bottle

    Product ID: 399780