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Profitis Ilias Tours and Activities

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Standing at 2,619 feet (798 meters), the pine-clad peak of Profitis Ilias is the second-highest mountain on Rhodes and offers wonderful views over the island's Aegean coastline. During their occupation of Greece in the late 1920s, the Italians built two resort hotels on the mountain for their top brass to enjoy weekends of hunting and partying. These were designed in an incongruous Swiss alpine-chalet style with sloping roofs and decorative wooden balconies and were abandoned after World War II; the Elafos Hotel reopened in 2006 after significant renovation and the Elafina is currently under restoration, while a traditional kafeneio (coffee and ouzo house) serves the walkers and bikers who traipse the forest tracks of Profitis Ilias.

Elsewhere amid the pine forests of Profitis Ilias are the ruins of the Villa de Vecchi, built for Mussolini as a luxury retirement home. Obviously these plans went awry and it has stood empty for years; recent rumor whispers that it may be turned into a tourist attraction in the same way that Hitler’s mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden near Salzburg, which brings in thousands of visitors per year. Around eight km (five miles) from Profitis Ilias is the village of Campochiaro, also built by the Italians, who shipped farming families over from the alpine north of Italy to work the land. Other pretty villages flanking Profitis Ilias include rustic Platania and Eleousa.

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Self drive 4x4 Jeep Safari - Pick ups in the North

Self drive 4x4 Jeep Safari - Pick ups in the North

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Looking for adventure? Want to explore the island of Rhodes? Love nature? Come with us! Jeep Safari is a mixture of beautiful nature, panoramic views, exciting off-road driving, traditional Greek villages and lots of fun. It is a tour for all ages. Drive your own Suzuki Jimny and we will take you partly off-roads to enjoy the most amazing spots on the island. We pick up from all hotels in the North of Rhodes island. From Town to Kolimbia along the East Coast and from Town to Fanes along the West Coast. Also we pick up from vacation rentals. Please inquire for pick up point and time. For accommodations further South, please refer to our South Tour.
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  • 6 hours
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Hike around Rhodes in a 8 day tour! (Walking holidays)

Hike around Rhodes in a 8 day tour! (Walking holidays)

Make the most of the beautiful island of Rhodes by hiking all the «must see» Rhodes destinations and also explore  secret paths only a few locals know about.  Private multi day tour ( 8 days / 7 nights). Suitable for those who seek to meet a destination in an active way. - Hike through dense vegetation while having the most amazing sea views! - Visit small mountain villages, but also wander around the most popular one, Lindos village  - Walk around Medieval Rhodes Old Town, Ancient Kamiros City and Butterflies Valley    - Enjoy the gastronomy paradise Rhodes has to offer in village taverns and a wine tasting experience at a local vineyard! - Sail along the beautiful Aegean shores on a full day sailing and bay hopping trip
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  • 8 days
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Discover Rhodes Island

Discover Rhodes Island

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The island tour is your ideal opportunity to explore the local life & discover the beauty of the island. The tour passes through traditional villages & magnificent beaches. The Castle of Kritinia is a Venetian castle of 16th century on a hill offers a breath taking view of Aegean sea, Winery and olive oil tasting in Embona’s village, we will drive after to Profitis Ilias a 1929 Italian htl in the heart of the forest of pines, cedars and oaks trees is an ideal stop for photos or coffee, next stop is in Fountouklis, a Byzantine church of Saint Nikolaos which was built in 14th century, also a photo stop to Saint Nektarios where grows a huge plane tree, the trunk, which is quite empty and can accommodate 3 adults & of course a lunch break in a traditional taverna. A last relaxing stop in Kalithea Springs for swimming or a drink, a majestic place known since antiquity for the thermal springs.
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  • 8 hours
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Hike Rhodes Inland (Profitis Ilias Mt) Private Tour

Hike Rhodes Inland (Profitis Ilias Mt) Private Tour

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Rhodes is awash with forests, scented herbs, and walking trails perfect for hiking. With this full-day private tour, trek on Mt. Profitis Ilias—Rhodes’ third-highest mountain—with a guide to ensure you don’t get lost or miss highlights and flora along the way. Hike through woods, visit a natural spring and medieval chapel; and enjoy a traditional local picnic, all with return Rhodes Town area hotel transfers for convenience.
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  • 8 hours
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Rhodes Island Tour Excursion

Rhodes Island Tour Excursion

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Experiencing the many faces of Rhodes in a day is near-impossible without a rental car. This full-day tour from north coast resorts eliminates the hassle of vehicle hire: covering many of the island's highlights with ease and offering cultural insights you might miss alone. Taste wines at Embonas, admire Kritinia Castle, experience bird’s-eye mountaintop views, and swim and relax at Kalithea Springs, all with background and history from a guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Hike towards the Ancient City of Kamiros (Private Tour)

Hike towards the Ancient City of Kamiros (Private Tour)

Hike in the mountains is pretty common. But hiking in the mountain with final destination the ruins of an ancient city of 5th century B.C. is not and it is found on Rhodes Island. This PRIVATE/EXCLUSIVE hiking day trip to Ancient city of Kamiros begins by taking the downhill path from Profitis Ilias Mt. While enjoying a few hours of exciting walking through vineyards and farms with fruits and vegetables, you reach the City of Ancient Kamiros (5th century B.C.). You have the opportunity to wander around the ruins of the so called "Greece’s Pompeii“ and admire the sea view in front of you. Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch by the sea and relax at the beautiful sandy beach. A full PRIVATE hiking day trip that combines hiking in the mediterranean mountain scenery, visiting a popular ancient site of Rhodes, taste traditional dishes by the sea and relax on the beach, all in one!
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  • 7 hours
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Meet the AUTHENTIC Rhodes Tour - PRIVATE Half-Day or Full-Day Tour

Meet the AUTHENTIC Rhodes Tour - PRIVATE Half-Day or Full-Day Tour

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With this tour, you capture the essence of real, AUTHENTIC Rhodes. Surprisingly awash with forests and scented herbs landscapes, great wine, superb gastronomic heritage, well-kept churches and buildings unique in architecture and style and hidden secrets are all reserved for those who choose this off the beaten track tour. Taste some refined island wine, sample traditional Rhodian sweets, take a refreshing drive inland and marvel less known sights. Most important, meet local people that love this land and carry excellently its culture and traditions.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Excursion hiking for groups of 8 days on the island of Rhodes

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Excursion hiking for groups of 8 days on the island of Rhodes

We started this project to share our experience on the island of Rhodes. We live on the island, we love its nature, we create and maintain new hiking routes. With our program you can discover unique and unexplored places rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Share your love of the outdoors with our trained staff. Our day trips are designed to showcase the unique and fascinating places our island has to offer that visitors can only see with us. We will introduce the flora and fauna of the island, tell how Rhodes has changed over the centuries and allow visitors to immerse themselves and enjoy the beauty of this wild land. We guarantee a guide every 20/25 people. Our guides are all experienced hikers who know the routes very well.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Profitis Ilias can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Profitis Ilias tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Profitis Ilias 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Profitis Ilias costs USD 54.29. Guided Profitis Ilias tours start around USD 54.29 per person. See all 8 Profitis Ilias tickets and tours on Viator.
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