Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

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Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

From US$ 54.36 per person

Enjoy an afternoon hike up Profitis Ilias on a guided sunset trip in Rhodes. Visit the church that gives the mountain its name and see the famous Italian hotels as the sun starts to set.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup optional
Pickup can be arranged from Kremasti, Paradeisi, Ialysos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, Faliraki, Afandou, and any location in between the above-mentioned areas.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Reconnect with nature on a guided hiking trip to the top of Profitis Ilias
  • Admire the sunset from one of the highest points on the island of Rhodes
  • Explore Rhodes’ nature and history on foot in an eco-friendly manner
  • Learn about the sights around the summit of Profitis Ilias with a local guide
  • Taste a traditional island snack and refuel with included water or iced tea
Full description

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.

  • Guide
  • Water and iced tea
  • Traditional Rhodes snack
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Headlamps
  • First aid kits
  • Souvenir photos
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with low level of fitness

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    Meeting point

    Salakos Village, from North to South after Nymph Hotel to the left, 100 m. Parking spots are available, for free.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Windbreaker
    • Daypack

    Know before you go

    • The actual hiking time is 2.5 hours and the distance is 5.52 kilometers/3.42 miles. The altitude difference is 395 meters/1295 feet. Expect a soft-easy trail with a dirt path that makes the hike suitable for most people, including children
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 19 reviews

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    An amazing hike with very friendly, knowledgeable and professional guides. The hike was easy to medium difficulty, not too challenging. Equipment for trekking was provided at the time and the guides took pictures along the way and sent them to us. The views were amazing and definitely a highlight of our trip.

    July 10, 2022

    great tour Not too strenuous. After the first somewhat steep climb, there are still flat paths. You can still see historical buildings. The sunset is beautiful and afterwards walking down in the dark with the flashlights is also fun. The guides are great! Even got a schnapps during the sunset ;) Thumbs up and highly recommended

    June 23, 2022

    Great hike with a beautiful view, guides very nice and friendly, snacks very good. Due to participants with very poor fitness, the group was always divided, which is a pity. The guides constantly took photos, which were then sent. Great additional service when hiking, so you get really great memories of the beautiful hike.

    June 20, 2022

    Product ID: 252187