Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

Rhodes: Hike Mountain Profitis Ilias from Salakos village

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

From US$ 59.74 per person

Enjoy a guided hiking tour for a day on Rhodes island's third-highest mountain, Mount Ilias. Hike through the pine forests, with views from the top of the Aegean Sea and the coastline of Turkey.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup optional
The exact pick up time will be sent to each guest the day before the activity takes place.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Conquer the third highest mountain on the island
  • Hike through a dense pine forest
  • Visit the two legendary hotels; built by the Italians almost a century ago.
Full description

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.

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Potable water
  • Traditional snack
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Vat
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Salakos Village to the left 100 meters after Nymph Hotel.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Windbreaker
    • Hat
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Reusable water bottle

    Product ID: 399780