Rhodes: Glystra Beach to Ipseni Guided Hike with Swimming

Rhodes: Glystra Beach to Ipseni Guided Hike with Swimming

From US$ 20.39 per person

Experience the beauty of Rhodes on a guided hike to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Ipseni. Start at Glystra Beach and return to swim after trekking through deer forests and taking in enchanting views.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Italian
Pickup optional
Car with A/C
Small group available


  • Walk through a maritime pine woods
  • Marvel at the stunning view from the top
  • Spot the Dama-Dama deers, symbols of the island
  • Swimm in the crystal-clear water of Glystra Bay
Full description
Starting on one of the island’s most beautiful sandy bays, we walk along an easy path dotted with maritime pines to the convent of Ipseni, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, one of the island’s oldest convents. Almost two centuries after its foundation, it was converted from convent to monastery and restored. A new church is now being completed next to it, with a “Via Crucis” culminating in panoramic views over the whole area. From Ipseni, we descend gently toward Glystra, accompanied by enchanting views and opportunities to spot the famous Dama-Dama deer that are the symbol of the island. After 13 km we come back to our starting point in Glystra Bay for a well-earned swim in the crystal-clear water.
  • Traditional snack and bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with low level of fitness
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are optional for this activity

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    Meeting point

    Your guide will be wearing a t-shirt "Hiking Rhodes", the meeting point it's at the bus stop of Glistra Beach.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Distance: 13 km
    • Participants will be asked to sign a waiver of responsibility and a declaration that they are in good health prior to departure
    Customer reviews

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    It was my second hike with them and as with the first, I was extremely satisfied. The route is of medium difficulty but absolutely not to be missed. A nice walk in the woods to the suggestive Ipseni monastery. Our guide Elisa was super professional and nice, telling us many stories about the place. It was a fantastic experience!!

    May 10, 2022


    Great walk with great views!! A different way to enjoy Rhodes. Highly recommended experience.

    May 17, 2022

    Product ID: 405433