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From Salakos: Profitis Ilias Hike with Sunset

1. From Salakos: Profitis Ilias Hike with Sunset

Start your Profitis Ilias hike of in the charming village of Salakos. Follow along an old mule track to a garden that used to belong to General De Vecchi an Italian Governor of Rhodes from between 1936-1940, whose villa now lies abandoned. Cross the garden toward two hotels in Tyrolean style and climb to the top of the mountain where you will have the chance to take photos of the spectacular view. Walk on a path shaded by dense cypress trees and Aleppo pines. Pass by the majestic villa and its chapel on your way down the mountain and back to Salakos.Try some traditional snacks along the way.

Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

2. Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Discover Mount Ilian 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 pined forest. Discover the buildings that were constructed during Italian occupation, before starting the descent. Begin the hike in the village of Salakos, a quaint agricultural village, located on the foothills of Mount Ilias. The trail climbs gradually upward and is perfect for all levels of hikers, including children. Enjoy the climb, sheltered under the shade of Ilex trees, pines, 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 a special animal. Learn of the Italian occupation of this place, and admire their Alpine style. Visit the Villa de Vecci, a house 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.

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What people are saying about Salakos

Cool Hike with a small group. Enthusiastic guide, told about the area and enjoyed the delicious Greek delicacies. All in all a pleasant and beautiful experience!