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Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

1. Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

Discover the major landmarks on the gorgeous island of Rhodes as you follow your expert guide on an insightful excursion. Visit Mount Filerimos with its medieval monastery, the colorful butterfly valley, and the ancient city of Kamiros, which was destroyed by an earthquake. Ride an air-conditioned bus to your first stop, Mount Filerimos. Walk by the representation of the Stations of the Cross and admire the breathtaking panoramic view. Visit the medieval monastery built in the early 14th century and hear the amazing story of Our Lady of Filerimos. After a short picturesque drive, arrive at the iconic butterfly valley, surrounded by dense vegetation and tall trees. Enjoy a walk down the shaded path and reach the gorgeous opening, where you'll find the marvelous Panaxia Quadripunctaria or Jersey Tiger butterfly. Your next stop is Kamiros, an ancient Doric city founded in the 6th century. See the acropolis and temples of this tragic site that was destroyed by an earthquake in 142 AD. Continue your drive through the mountains and visit the quaint village of Embona. Stop at a traditional mountain home to meet a family of wine producers. Taste some of their wine and local spirits, as well as honey and olive oil. Explore the village on your own and purchase lunch at a local restaurant if you're feeling hungry.

Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

2. Rhodes: Profitis Ilias Guided Sunset Hike

Hike up the Profitis Ilias mountain with a guide 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. Meet your guide in the quaint village of Salakos, located on the foothills of Profitis Ilias. Then, begin the fairly gentle path up the mountain, making this hike suitable for children too. Walk among ilex, pine, and olive trees on the way to the summit. Once at the top, visit some Alpine-style buildings built by the Italian colonists in 1929 and 1932, a novel sight on a little Greek island. Continue to the Elafos and Elafina hotels, the former home of the Italian Governor of Rhodes at Villa de Vecci, and the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short snack, 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, the trees, and the sun calmly setting on the horizon. Return to the starting point afterward using headlamps.

Rhodes: Rhodes City, Filerimos, and Kallithea Bus Day Trip

3. Rhodes: Rhodes City, Filerimos, and Kallithea Bus Day Trip

Uncover the beauty of Rhodes island on this bus day trip. Capture a picture where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood on your tour of the sights in Rhodes City. Step back in time as you explore an ancient settlement on Filerimos. Unwind with the option to take a dip in the Kallithea Springs. Enjoy pickup from a meeting point in Faliraki, Kallithea, Rhodes City, Ixia, or Ialyssos. Sit back and relax in a spacious and airconditioned bus on the scenic drive up Mt. Filerimos. Stop to visit one of the most ancient settlements on the island at Ialysos. Uncover the fascinating history of Rhodes from your guide and have an hour of free time to wander through the historic site, see an imposing cross with an observation deck, or capture a photo of peacocks. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket for the medieval Monastery in Filerimos. Hop back on the bus and make your way to see the landmarks in Rhodes. Take a photo where the Colossus of Rhodes once towered, pass by an ancient stadium, and see the medieval Rhodes Town. On the guided walking tour, discover the D' Amboise gate, pass by the Palace of the Grand Masters and learn about the Knights of St. John while walking the famed Street of the Knights. Then have some free time for a little break before you continue the tour. Drive along the coastline to the Kallithea Springs and have 1 hour and 15 min to explore the site. Buy tickets to the stunning seaside springs which feature a monument with a charming garden and a picturesque turquoise bay with a swimming area. Return to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

Rhodes: 2-Day Sea Kayaking and Hiking Combo Activity

4. 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 in the foothills of the mountain Profitis Ilias, where you will discover the 3rd-biggest mountain on the island. Ascend the mountain gently, following well-maintained trails that are suitable for beginners. Take refuge from the sun under the shade of the ilex 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), and former Italian buildings built by Italian colonists almost 100 years ago. You will also visit the “Villa de Vecci” house 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.

Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

5. 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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We really enjoyed the day trip. The explanations of the tour guide were in English and very easy to understand. The time when you should be back at the bus was written on a piece of paper at each stop, so that guests who are not so good at English are back at the right time. Only the butterfly valley disappointed us a little. At the end of June there were only a few butterflies on site. However, our tour guide later explained on the bus that this was due to the forest fires in the immediate vicinity last year. The next few weeks would show how many butterflies would return there again as the season is just getting started. The valley is still worth seeing scenically. Tip: EU citizens under the age of 25 can enter the historical sites free of charge on this excursion. You have to show your ID at the cash desk.

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

Absolutely brilliant tour, Maria and Yanis were amazing, the ancient city of Kamiros is a must see, incredible! And the local wines, honeys, and olive oils are incredible and you get to sample them all on this trip!

A lovely hike with very friendly and knowledgeable guides. Was well worth the money and would recommend for anyone who wants to pair a hike with a lovely sunset view.

It was an amazing adventure. I saw and learned so much on this trip.