This easy hiking tour, will give you the chance to admire the sunset colors of the sky from the 3rd highest mountain of the island! Even in the warmest days of the summer, the hikers will not be disappointed! Beautiful mountain, great for history lovers too!
- Avoid the summer heat by hiking in the afternoon
- Enjoy the sunset from one of the highest points of the island
- Explore Rhodes’ nature on foot – the eco-way
With a private coach bus we set off for the inland part of Rhodes, towards the central-west area, in the afternoon. After a picturesque (approx, one hour from Rhodes town) drive, we reach Salakos, a beautiful agricultural village, located on the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias. The third biggest mountain of the island awaits us to discover it! The trails ascent its slopes gradually, it is well maintained and suitable also for beginner hikers due to its quality. Most of the hike is under the shade of ilex trees, pine trees and some olive trees. During the uphill, the views are magnificent towards the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some nearby islands. When arrived at the meadow, we can admire the famous “Elafos and Elafina” (male and female deer in Greek), former Italian buildings built by Italian Colonists on 1929 and 1932 following an Alpine Style of architecture. We will also visit the “Villa de Vecci”, house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes and the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short break and a snack, we start the descent back to Salakos. At a certain point, time will be given to admire the sun going down in the Aegean sea behind the miniature island of Halki. The last part of the hike will find us almost in the dark – so head torches will be provided. A totally different experience! After arriving in Salakos, transfer to hotel.
Period of Operation: Every Wednesday & Saturday from April – October
- Professional English speaking Trekking Hellas Guides (1 for 10 participants)
- First aid kits and other necessary equipment
- Potable Water Supply
- Traditional snack from Rhodes
- Hotel pick up & drop off from :Rhodes town, Ixia, Ialysos, Kremasti, Paradeisi, Kallithea, Faliraki, Afantou, Kolympia.
There is an extra charge for hotel pick up from these areas : Pefkos, Kiotari, Gennadi – 5€ plus per person round route. Please add transfer option when booking online. If your hotel/accommodation is located at Kremasti, Paradeisi, Ialysos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, Faliraki, Afantou, Haraki, Lindos and any location in between the above mentioned areas, there is no need of adding the extra transfer. Basic pick up and drop off from and to there is already included in the package of 50€.
Every Wednesday & Saturday from April to October
Meeting point: Your hotel or other lodging . Pick up from :Rhodes town, Ixia, Ialysos, Kremasti, Paradeisi, Kallithea, Faliraki, Afantou, Kolympia.
Meeting time: 17.00 pm
- hiking shoes (boots are not necessary)
- long hiking pants
- second T-shirt
- windproof jacket
- sun block
- Additional bottle of water