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Hike Profitis Ilias Mt- Nature & history

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Experience hosted by Maria

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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. 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.
Other things to note
This experience is considered an easy hike. Most of the trail is shady, and well mentained. Beginner hikers are also welcome!
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. 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” (…

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional sweet from Rhodes island
  • Drinks
    Cold bottle of water
  • Transportation
    minibus
  • Equipment
    Trekking poles
From $83
/ person

Meet your host, Maria

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • Identity verified
I'm a co-founder of Trekking Hellas Rhodes Base. Leaving in and admiring nature since i remember myself, daughter of two geologists, for me it was obvious that my "career" would me around the natural environment. Before, throughout and after my studies on Psychology, the last 13 years, i am always working with Trekking Hellas, the oldest outdoor Greek company, all over Greece, with kids, families and people from abroad, showing them how beautiful my country is. Here on Rhodes, i mainly lead sea kayaking trips and beautiful hikes on high mountains or lovely coasts.
I'm a co-founder of Trekking Hellas Rhodes Base. Leaving in and admiring nature since i remember myself, daughter of two geologists, for me it was obvious that my "career" would me around the natural environment. Before, throughout and after my studies on Psychology, the last 13 years, i am always working with Trekking Hellas, the oldest outdoor Greek company, all over Greece, with kids, families and people from abroad, showing them how beautiful my country is. Here on Rhodes, i mainly lead sea…
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Where you'll be

We will visit two small chapels, an alpine style hotel and an old villa built by the Italians in the 1920s.

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Hat

    Sunblock