Rhodes Salakos- Monastery of Profitis Elias (Prophet Elijah)

A very pleasant and effortless route through the verdant mountain of Profitis Elias that dominates over the villages of Eleousa, Apollona, Platania, Dimylia and Salakos. The trail is built and begins from a steep “front” of rocks that lies above Salakos village at an altitude of 220 meters. Nearby are the springs of the Rhodian bottled water “Nymfi”. The trail leads to the monastery of Profitis Elias, at an altitude of 610 meters.

The route is approximately 650 meters long, passing through a landscape with dense vegetation. The area is a wildlife sanctuary and is protected by the program NATURA 2000. During the route, you can enjoy the cool breeze of the mountains and the incomparable view to the sea. On the way just before the top you will find the small catholic monastery of Archangelos Michail (the Archangel Michael). At the top, just before the end of the route, there are the two enchanting hotels, “Elafos” (stag) and “Elafina” (doe), which were built in the 1930’s.

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