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Hiking Tour Profitis Ilias Mountain

Hiking Tour Profitis Ilias Mountain

This hiking tour is a guided day tour on the island’s third highest mountain, which is covered by a dense forest. Most visitors are not aware of this other, greener side to the island and this Hiking Tour helps you to really get up close.

ACTIVE PERIOD
Every Wednesday:
▪ 01 April - 15 June
▪ 01 September - 31 October
Any other day upon request
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
2
DURATION
3,5 hrs
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
2
Hiking Tour Profitis Ilias Mountain
Price from €58
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Overview

The Hiking Tour Profitis Ilias Mountain begins in Salakos, a quaint agricultural village, located on the foothills of the mountain but also fairly close to the sea.

The trail climbs upwards gradually and because the paths are well maintained it is suitable for all levels including children. Most of the hike is under the shade of ilex trees, pine trees and some olive trees. This makes it a comfortable temperature to enjoy both the challenge and the surroundings.

As you climb, you enjoy magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some of the nearby islands. Even more experienced hikers will enjoy this unique hiking tour combining stunning views, exercise, fresh air and of course history.

Once you arrive at the top, you get to enjoy the calm of a quiet picnic area and of course the pine forest before approaching the two famous hotels here called “Elafos” and “Elafina” (male and female deer in Greek).

These buildings were built by the Italians in 1929 and 1932 during the Italian occupation. You will no doubt be surprised by their Alpine Style. Again, something unique for a Greek Island. Indeed the Italians wanted to make Rhodes a luxury holiday destination and quickly created most of the island’s tourist attractions that we know and love today.  You will also visit the “Villa de Vecci”, house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes at the time and, of course, the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias.

After a short break and a snack, you will start the descent back to SalakosHiking Tour Profitis Ilias Mt is one of our easier hiking tours. Its scenery and its rich history definitely make it well worth a visit. And what better way than on foot away from the crowds!

Meeting point
Salakos Village
Meeting time
8.30
Hiking
08.30 - 10.00
Short stop to admire the views and enjoy a traditional snack
10.00 - 10.15
Visiting Italian buildings
10.15 - 10.45
Hiking
10.45 - 11.45
End of Activity
12.00

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.
DISTANCE
5,52 Km/3,42 Miles
SUN EXPOSURE
60%

General Info

DURATION
3,5 hrs
ACTIVE PERIOD
Every Wednesday:
▪ 01 April - 15 June
▪ 01 September - 31 October
Any other day upon request
PRICE

EUR58 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

Optional services

Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off:

  • 15€ per person for a pick up from these areas: Kremasti, Paradeisi, Ialysos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, Faliraki, Afandou and any location in between the above mentioned areas. Please add transfer option when booking online.

Tour exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned above

Equipment

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Hiking Tour Profitis Ilias Mountain

This hiking tour is a guided day tour on the island’s third highest mountain, which is covered by a dense forest. Most visitors are not aware of this other, greener side to the island and this Hiking Tour helps you to really get up close.

Price from €58

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.

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