sun. Make your way to the traditional village of Apollona and sample traditional Rhodian pastries. Meet the Apollona Women’s Agrotourism Cooperative and melakouni (a Rhodian sesame and sweet honey reserved exclusively for weddings) and other events.
Visit a traditional house of the last century with the so-called “panga” (sofa bed). Drive inland through forests of pine and fir trees to Prophet Elias, the third highest mountain in Rhodes. Stop first at a fountain where you can see the gizani, a tiny, rare species of fish found only in Rhodes.
In the village square of Eleousa, walk carefully through an abandoned Italian occupation-era building. Drive a little further to admire the faded Byzantine frescoes in the tiny 15th-century chapel of Agios Nikolaos Fefsouklis. Stunning lush forests and aromatic herbs, wonderful wine, outstanding culinary heritage, well-preserved churches and buildings unique in architecture and style and hidden secrets are all exclusive to those who choose this tour.
Cost 180 euros/group for 1-2 people 240 euros/group for 3-4 people This private tour can be extended with a visit to the Valley of Butterflies and the ruins of the ancient city of Kamiru.
Detailed half day program
09:30 Pick up from your hotel/meeting point (Private Transfer) Meet your personal driver at your hotel for an early pick up in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
10:10 – 11:10 Meet Prophet Elias Mountain (Rhodes) With this guided tour, begin a refreshing drive through pine and fir forests to Prophet Elias, the third highest mountain in Rhodes.
You first stop at a fountain where you can see the gizani, a tiny, rare species of fish found only in Rhodes. In the village square of Eleousa, walk carefully through an abandoned Italian occupation-era building.
After driving a little further, admire the faded Byzantine frescoes in the tiny 15th-century chapel of Agios Nikolaos Fedroukli.
11:30-12:30 Wine Tasting Experience The wine taster guides you through the rich traditions and specialties of the vineyard as you walk through the vineyards until you sit on the large terrace that has the vineyard spread out before you.
Now it’s time to try some local varieties found only in Rhodes.
12:30-13:30 Visit the village of Apollona
The village of Apollona is believed to be named after Apollo, the mythological god of light.
Meet Apolloniotissa, the Apollona Women’s Agrotourism Cooperative, who will fillet you with softener (a Rhodian sesame and sweet honey reserved for weddings) and other handmade traditional Rhodian sweets.
Visit a traditional house of the last century with a “panga”, a raised bed next to the fireplace.
14:30 Return to the hotel (Private Transfer) At approximately 14:30 this private half-day tour comes to an end and you are transferred back to the hotel. Full day detailed itinerary Full day tour with visit to Butterflies Valley Optional visit to Butterflies Valley (Full day tour).
Walk the trail through the forest, next to a stream to the Monastery of Kalopetra. Keep your eyes peeled for the well-camouflaged Quadripunctaria Panaxia, actually a kind of tiger flannel moth.
The silence is golden, especially during the breeding season from May to September, the only time you can see the invisible creature.
Tour with visit to the ancient city of Camiros Optional visit to the city of Ancient Camaros (Full day tour).
You have the opportunity to wander around the ruins of the so-called “Pompeii of Greece” of the 5th century BC and admire the view of the sea in front of you.
Technical features: The duration of the activity is 5 hours
- Experienced guide with excellent local knowledge
- Knowledgeable expert guide with expert knowledge of the area
- Handmade Rhodian snack, the world-famous honey and sesame energy bar with the name of honey and sesame
- All taxes
- Extension Tour with lunch
- We can extend the tour for an additional fee
- Extension tour with an additional tour extension with an additional option.
- For large groups please contact +30 2155454409
- For larger groups, please contact us if you have a large group or a small group
- Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and a camera to keep the moments alive!