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Profitis Ilias, Rhodes

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Kos: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

1. Kos: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

Our day begins from Kos heading towards the chapel of Profitis Ilias and mount Dikaios through unpaved mountain routes. Our 7 seated premium off-road vehicles driven by experienced driver-escorts will help you explore the true essence of Kos on a semi-private premium safari tour. Unpaved off-road routes, wild and dense vegetation, non-tourist places, unique panoramic views, photo stops and traditional local flavours are only some of the experiences you will gain during that incredible 5 - 6 hours premium safari tour. After picking you up from your hotel we follow an off-road route to the inland of Mount Dikaios. Following off-road explorations in the Mount Dikaios of Kos, we enjoy the best panoramic view of the island from above and we learn about local cultures and histories. We discover hidden chapels in the forest and we enjoy the most scenic views of the Aegean Sea and the islands of Nisiros, Kalimnos, Pserimos and Bodrum. Continuing our road trip to the peaks of mount Dikaios full of amazing sights and historical treasures, we reach a traditional local tavern in Zia village where traditional mousaka and salad and will be served for lunch. After our lunch stop our day continues to the Aliki wetland where you can take some great pictures and during autumn or spring enjoy the flamingos. Our day comes to an end driving back to our hotels full of memories, exciting adventures, breathtaking panoramic views of Kos from above and insight information about the island.

Rhodes:Kamiros,Kritinia,Embona,Mt Pr. Ilias & Kallithea tour

2. Rhodes:Kamiros,Kritinia,Embona,Mt Pr. Ilias & Kallithea tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Rhodes, a realm of ancient wonders, medieval splendor, and scenic mountain vistas. Led by a seasoned local guide, delve into the region's rich tapestry of history and culture. Begin your odyssey at the enigmatic Ancient Kamiros, an ancient city perched on the northwest coast. Wander through the Acropolis, with its temple complex dedicated to Athena, and explore the grid-like streets and residential blocks below. Unravel the city's origins, from Mycenaean Greeks to Dorians, as you traverse its historic layers (Entrance fee: 6 euros). Continue your sojourn to the Castle of Kritinia, a Venetian marvel from the 16th century. Perched 131 meters above Kritinia village, this fortress offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and nearby islands. Admire the castle's surviving shell, adorned with the coats of arms of Grand Masters from the Medieval Era. Discover a hidden chapel with stunning 16th-century wall paintings, a testament to the castle's storied past. Indulge your senses with a stop in Embona's village at one of Rhodes' oldest wineries. Immerse yourself in a symphony of flavors with wine, olive oil, ouzo, and more. Savor local delicacies at a nearby tavern during your leisure time and explore handmade treasures in Embona's charming souvenir shops. Venture to the summit of Mt. Profitis Ilias, a tranquil haven amidst pine, cedar, and cypress trees. Capture breathtaking moments in the small summer resort, Elafos and Elafina, created by the Italians in 1929. Traverse the countryside to Fountouklis area, where a Byzantine gem, the church of Saint Nikolaos, awaits with its captivating frescoes. Journey east to Kallithea Springs, a majestic oasis with ancient healing waters. Explore the meticulously restored complex, take a dip in the crystalline coves, and relish refreshments by the sea. Marvel at the monumental architecture and unique mosaics, transporting you nostalgically to bygone eras (Entrance fee: 3,00 euros per person). Embark on this extraordinary adventure worry-free, as we offer a convenient transfer service, ensuring guests are seamlessly picked up and dropped off near their hotels. Let the allure of Rhodes unfold before you in this carefully curated exploration.

Rhodes: Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting with Lunch

3. Rhodes: Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting with Lunch

Make and sample traditional Greek dishes with a local cook, delight your palate with award-winning wine from the Rhodes region, and visit the women’s agricultural cooperative to learn about their work on this interactive cultural tour. Begin your tour in the unspoiled mountain village of Apollona, nestled on the foothills of Profitis Ilias. Stop for a quick tour of an agricultural co-op and learn how these proud, resourceful women run the enterprise. Hear about their decisions, and goals, and watch the production of a local delicacy. From there, on foot, you take a walk through the village and learn about what the locals grow and how they live. Next, head to a winery and learn about the various local grape varieties from your guide. Savor a glass of delectable wine and understand first-hand why Rhodes produces many award-winning wines. Enjoy a cooking class from a talented local cook in the village who will share her secrets in making traditional, famous Greek food. Try making tzatziki and eggplant salad. Learn how to make dishes including dolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves), and Greek cheese pies. Finally, conclude your time in Apollona by feasting on the exceptional lunch that you and your fellow cooks have lovingly prepared. Then, visit a traditional Kafeneion and learn how to make traditional Greek coffee and sample it.

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

4. Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Join a guided family-friendly hiking trip up Mount Profitis Ilias and admire views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey, and some of the nearby islands. Learn about the history of this unusual Greek tourist attraction before experiencing a breathtaking sunset. Start your trip with pickup in Rhodes or choose to meet your guide in the quaint village of Salakos, located on the foothills of Profitis Ilias. Then, begin the ascent up the mountain, walking among ilex, pine, and olive trees along the way. Once at the top, visit some Alpine-style buildings built by the Italian colonists in 1929 and 1932. Continue from the Elafos and Elafina hotels up to the former home of the Italian Governor of Rhodes, Villa de Vecchi, and then the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short snack and drink break, head back to Salakos, stopping on the way for the highlight of this hiking tour: the sunset. Enjoy a feast for the eyes as you take in the colors of the sea, trees, and sun, calmly setting on the horizon. Later, return to the starting point using headlamps, rounding off your day with a true adventure in the wilderness. If you chose the pickup option, you'll be driven back to your accommodation once you return to Salakos. Technical information: Distance: 5.5km /3.4m Hiking time: 2.5 hours Total time: 3.5 hours

Explore More in Rhodes North Route

5. Explore More in Rhodes North Route

Explore More in Rhodes North Route Explore more on the island of the Knights, Rhodes, on a semiprivate safari tour for up to 6 persons per vehicle. Discover the mountainous Northern non-tourist parts of Rhodes Island from West to East, far away from mass tourism and crowded places, through the natural beauty of the mountains whilst enjoying the best panoramic views. Starting our day tour with pickups from Rhodes center, we are heading towards the east side of the island and we are going to navigate on a mixture of on and off-road routes in the peaks of the mountains with panoramic views, wild life and stunning nature. After some photo stops our adventure day continues by following a German Italian war route with historical points of interest through villages like Archipoli, Eleousa, Profit Ilias, and Embonas. During the ride our experienced driver-escorts in each off-road vehicle provides you with lots of local history and information, stories and insights, as we pass through small villages, monasteries, and chapels. The hidden off-road paths through the dense vegetation give us the opportunity to marvel up close the natural beauty and enjoy the heartfelt hospitality and local knowledge of our escorts. Get ready for a day to remember at unique places where only a four-wheel vehicle can approach. Continuing our day tour from east to west Rhodes we reach a small traditional village where our lunch stop takes place. Fully refreshed we continue our tour, following an easy asphalt route back to your hotels. Our escort drivers with the help of the premium off -road vehicles of Uncharted Escapes will offer you the most exciting day in Rhodes, allowing you to take in the best panoramic views of Northern, East, and West Rhodes while enjoying the professional but relaxed service.

Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

6. Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Discover the Profitis Ilias Mountain of Rhodes island with a guided hike to the top. As you climb, take in views of the Aegean Sea and surrounding islands. At the top, enjoy a picnic and explore the rare pine and cypress tree forest. Discover the buildings that were constructed during the Italian occupation, before starting the descent. Begin the hike in the village of Salakos, a quaint agricultural village, located on the foothills of Mount Profitis Ilias. The trail climbs gradually upward and is perfect for all levels of hikers, including children, as long as you have a basic level of physical fitness. Enjoy the climb, sheltered from the sun under the shade of Ilex, pine, and olive trees. Admire the surroundings, and take in views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey, and some of the nearby islands. Once at the top, appreciate the calm of a quiet picnic area and the pine forest before approaching the two famous hotels named after one of the symbols of the island. Learn about the Italian occupation in this area, and admire the Alpine style of architecture of the two hotels. Visit the Villa de Vecchi, the home of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes, and the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short break and a snack, start the descent back to Salakos. Technical information: Distance: 5.5km /3.4m Hiking time: 2.5 hours Total time: 3.5 hours

Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

7. Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

Discover the breathtaking nature of the island of Rhodes with this combo package. Feel free to choose which activity you wish to do first. The activities do not have to be completed on consecutive days. Below is a suggested itinerary. Day 1: Sea Kayaking  Head to Kathara Beach, where your activity begins. From there, paddle around the island's secluded beaches and spectacular rock formations that contribute to the emerald green color of the waters around you. During this 5-hour activity, there will be multiple opportunities for swimming and snorkeling at Ladiko and Traounou Beach, followed by a delicious homemade picnic at Traounou Beach. On the return trip, take your time and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Day 2: Hiking Travel inland towards the central-western area. After a picturesque drive, reach Salakos, a beautiful agricultural village, located on the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias, where you will discover the 3rd-highest mountain on the island. Ascend the mountain, following well-maintained trails that are suitable for beginners. Take refuge from the sun under the shade of the ilex, pine and olive trees that line most of the trail. During the uphill hike, enjoy magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some nearby islands. At the peak, admire the famous Elafos and Elafina (male and female deer in Greek), former Italian hotels built by the Italian colonists almost 100 years ago. You will also visit the “Villa de Vecchi,” home of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes, and the Byzantine Church of Profitis Elias. Following a short break and a snack, begin your descent back to Salakos.

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What people are saying about Profitis Ilias, Rhodes

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 86 reviews

In any case, the tour was worth it; I got a completely different view of the island. If you like taking photos, you'll find lots of beautiful motifs here - a camera with a zoom is worth it! Ralph, our guide, also provided us with a lot of information and answered questions very competently and in a good mood. Thank you very much for this Ralph! As far as vehicles are concerned, a larger car might be an advantage. I was lucky enough to sit at the front, but everyone else who had to share a bench at the back was very cramped - here the organizer is welcome to think about what service he wants to offer and what he can contribute to customer satisfaction! The meal was eaten upstairs in the roof garden of the restaurant - a wonderful wide view of the salt lake and the sea. Very tasty food - even for me as a vegetarian and enough for everyone, no one was left hungry here. Thank you very much, anytime again

The most amazing time! Myself and my husband did this on our honeymoon and it was the best time. Our guide (unfortunately I cannot remember her name) was so nice, knew so much about the area, the food and green traditions. It was honestly a great experience, would highly recommend!

Excursion to otherwise unknown places in Kos. Breathtaking panoramic views. Lots of history and nature

Very beautiful trip and the driver (Steve) was super. Really good also the lunch in Zia

saw so much off the island off tourist track. loved it