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Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias

Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias

Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias is what can only be described as a breathtaking experience. Nothing beats its beautiful views, culminating in a stunning sunset at the end of the day. A unique opportunity to enjoy hiking in the evening under the shade of the many trees that line our path.

ACTIVE PERIOD
01 May - 15 September
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
2
DURATION
3,5 hrs
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
1
Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias
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Overview

Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias takes you up the third highest mountain on Rhodes, Profitis Ilias and can be enjoyed by all – even if you are new to hiking.

On our Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias, we meet in the quaint village of Salakos, located on the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias. The path up the mountain is fairly gentle, for this reason it is also suitable for children. We walk among ilex, pine and olive trees and admire views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some of the nearby islands. Once at the top we learn about the history of this unusual Greek tourist attraction. We visit some former Italian buildings built by the Italian Colonists in 1929 and 1932. All were built in an Alpine style which is a novel sighting on a little Greek island. We visit the two hotels of the time “Elafos” and “Elafina” and the “Villa de Vecci”, house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes. No visit would be complete without a visit to the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias from which the mountain gets its name.

After a short snack, we head back to Salakos, stopping on the way for the highlight of our hiking tour – the sunset! The colours of the sea, the trees and the sun calmly setting on the horizon all add to our once in a lifetime experience. How many people can say they have hiked at sunset on a Greek island? Indeed, the uniqueness of our hiking tour – Hiking at Sunset means that even experienced hikers will leave fully satisfied at the end of the day. And to end our hiking tour? Headtorches to light our way – the ultimate in adventure!

Meeting point
Salakos Village
Meeting time
16.30
Hiking
16.30 – 18.00
Visiting Italian buildings
18.00 - 18.30
Hiking
18.30 - 19.00
Stop to admire the sunset and enjoy a snack
19.00 - 20.00
Hiking
20.00 - 20.30
End of Activity
20.30

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 of the island
  • Explore Rhodes’ nature and history on foot – in the most eco-friendly manner
DISTANCE
5,52 Km/3,42 Miles
SUN EXPOSURE
60

General Info

DURATION
3,5 hrs
ACTIVE PERIOD
01 May - 15 September
PRICE

EUR85 per person

Technical information

  • Distance: 5,52 Km/3,42 Miles
  • Altitude Difference: 395 M/1295 Ft
  • Duration: Actual Hiking Time: 2,5 Hrs / Total Activity Duration: 3.5 Hrs
  • Terrain: Soft-easy trail, dirt path

Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition
  • Ages between 8 - 75 years old 

Tour inclusions

  • Professional English speaking Trekking Hellas Guides 
  • First aid kit and other necessary equipment
  • Drinking Water Supply
  • Traditional snack of Rhodes
  • Souvenir Photos
  • Taxes

Tour exclusions

Anything not mentioned above.

Equipment

Reviews

Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias

Amazing Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias is what can only be described as a breathtaking experience. Nothing beats its beautiful views, culminating in a stunning sunset at the end of the day. A unique opportunity to enjoy hiking in the evening under the shade of the many trees that line our path.

Price from €40

RESERVE NOW

FAQs

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME

  • hiking shoes (boots are not necessary)
  • long hiking trousers
  • spare T-shirt
  • windproof jacket
  • hat
  • sun block
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

INFORMATION REGARDING MEETING TIME

The exact meeting time will be sent to guests via email one day before the activity, since it's subject to change according to the actual sunset time.

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