Guided tour

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Sunset Hike

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Sunset Hike

From US$ 46.50 per person

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 summer, hikers are sure to not be disappointed in these beautiful mountains.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Onboard a private coach, you will set off for the inland part of Rhodes, towards the central-western area. 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. After arriving, you will be invited to discover the third-biggest mountain of the island. The trails ascent as its slopes gradually, with the well-maintained trails also suitable 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. After having arrived at the meadow, you can admire the famous “Elafos and Elafina” (male and female deer in Greek), and former Italian buildings built by Italian Colonists on 1929 and 1932 following an Alpine Style of architecture. You will also visit the “Villa de Vecci” house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes, and the Byzantine Church of Profitis Elias. Following a short break and a snack, you will begin your descent back to Salakos. At the appropriate point, time will be given to admire the sun going down in the Aegean Sea behind the miniature island of Halki. After arriving back in Salakos, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Traditional Greek snack and water
  • Equipment required for the activity (hiking poles and a first aid kit)
  • English-speaking guides
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Salakos Village, from North to South after Nymph Hotel to the left, 100 m. Parking spots are available, for free.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Windbreaker
    • Daypack
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 5 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5

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    Wonderful experience with very warm and professional guides. Unique!

    July 30, 2021

    Best trip and definitely worth a recommendation! It was tough but incredibly incredibly beautiful and some mega cute guides. Excellent views and a nice check on the list.

    July 22, 2021

    Nice hike away from the tourist destinations.

    October 28, 2019

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