Sunset Hiking Profitis Ilias Mt

Summary

On our Sunset Hike Profitis Ilias, we start from the beautiful village of Salakos, located on the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias. The third biggest mountain of the island awaits to be explored! The trail gradually ascend its slopes, it is well maintained and suitable also for beginners. Most of the hike is protected by th sun, under the shade of ilex, pine and olive trees. The views during our hike are truly magnificent overlooking the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and the nearby islands. Once we arrive at the meadow, we can admire the famous “Elafos and Elafina” (male and female deer in Greek). These are 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 snack, we will head back to Salakos. At a certain point, we will be able to admire the sun setting in the Aegean sea behind the miniature island of Halki. For last part of the hike it will be dark . We will provide head torches for a totally different experience!

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
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Why take this tour?

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

What’s included?

  • Hiking equipment

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Snacks

  • Bottled water

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Rhodes possesses a unique historical and cultural heritage. Through history it has attracted Minoans, Phoenicians, ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Byzantines, knights, Jews, Ottomans, Levantines and Italians who contributed to its rich cultural mosaic. Nowadays, Rhodes is a popular cosmopolitan destination with natural beauty, mild climate, almost permanent sunshine, wonderful buildings and monuments. Leaving behind touristic development, we discover alternative routes and getaways on the island. Moving away from Rhodes’ much frequented roads, we follow paths that served as the old social and trading network between the villages, paths used for agriculture and livestock farming, paths leading to pilgrimage sites and places of religious devotion. The island’s natural terrain and its unique environment offer exciting routes for cycling, mountain bike, hiking and sea excursions. Combine a rich cultural experience and discover untouched land where the scenery alternates rapidly under the deep blue of the Greek sky, beside charming beaches and crystal clear waters.

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