Image © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Hiking, walking and trekking on Rhodes

Walking, trekking and hiking are some of the most beautiful ways to discover the hidden corners of Rhodes. Not to mention that the weather also plays along: it is almost perfect all year round.

With the exception of high summer (mid July and August), where the weather can get extremely hot sometimes, walking and trekking on Rhodes island is a truly enjoyable experience almost any time of the year. With a remarkably diverse landscape new perspectives open up on foot and often the view extends over to other islands or to the mainland of Asia Minor.

We suggest that you do not hike alone or at least let your hotelier or landlord know where you are going. Sometimes the stony paths are difficult to find; In addition, some routes are rarely shady. Bring some stamina with you, and you will be rewarded with hidden beauties, such as extensive flower carpets in the spring, lonely chapels and secluded bays, which also offer a wonderful opportunity to cool down. Depending on the route, the differences in altitude can be considerable, as usually one moves far away from any civilization. Start your trip early in the day. The best time to start is at sunrise. On the one hand, this is the most beautiful time of the day, on the other hand, you make sure that with the emergence of midday heat a large part of the route is already done.

The landscape of Rhodes, with stunning views along the coastline and beautiful forests and mountains waiting to be explored, makes hiker hearts beat faster, but the paths and routes are not yet well marked and mapped, and some of them neither well-maintained. So if you are worried about getting lost and / or appreciate easy transfers to your start and finish, you can book a hiking holiday with a tour operator or join a local hiking tour.

Article topics

Related articles

Delicious mezedes in the old Turkish inn, a walk in the forest in search of the Italian army camps, an ascent to the guardhouse at Ai Giannis with its panoramic view, of the surrounding villages or just a stop for coffee in the unspoiled village square.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Read more about Vati

Prasonisi is for sure one of the most impressive beaches on Rhodes, at its southernmost end. Two sandy coves ending in an island that you can reach on foot or by swimming, depending on the weather and the level of the water.

Topics: Sports, Things to do

Read more about Prasonisi Beach

Popular resorts, bustling with life, important archaeological sites, picturesque villages and beaches perfect for windsurfing await the visitor of this side of Rhodes.

Topics: Sports, Things to do

Read more about The west coast of Rhodes: Windurfers Paradise

From our blog

Rhodes’ miniature horse, or Rhodian Pony, is an endangered horse species found on the island of Rhodes in Greece. Efforts to save the breed began in 2001 by the "Phaethon" association, which succeeded in collecting and stabling the little horses, ensuring their survival, while sensitizing the local community to their plight. Though they are also known as Rhodian ponies they do not have typical pony traits, apart from their small size.

Read more about The miniature horse of Rhodes (Rhodian Pony)

The 7th Marathon of Rhodes is organized by the Region of South Aegean, EAS SEGAS Dodecanese, DOOPAR of the Municipality of Rhodes and is supported by the Rhodes Hoteliers Association. It is under the auspices of the Greek Tourism Organization and is included in the official calendar of AIMS.

Read more about Roads to Rhodes Marathon 2020

When you are looking for top things to do in Rhodes, you may find that it is not that easy to pick out just a few options. There are so many different exciting and interesting activities and attractions, narrowing down your options my feel like a small challenge. Let us help you with a few interesting suggestions for top activities, things to do and places to visit on Rhodes.

Read more about Top things to do, places to visit, attractions and activities in Rhodes

Easter (Pas-ch-a in Greek) is the most important and the most sacred religious feast in the context of the Greek Orthodox Church. As a result, If you are indeed lucky enough to visit Rhodes and Greece during Easter period, you will find yourself right in the middle of an experience rich in rituals and customs, many of which originate long before the beginning of the Christian era.

Read more about Easter in Rhodes

An old promotional video from 1963. This story involves a tour around picturesque Greece. There are scenic shots of Rhodes and the surrounding sea, the narrator gives a history of the islands as we view them.

Read more about Rhodes, Island of the Sun (1963)

Rhodes is the walker's island, being the largest of the Dodecanese Island group at about 1398 square kilometers. It offers all kinds of different walking and treking routes including mountains, forestry, areas of historical interest, places of natural beauty, wine producing areas, coastal walks etc. You never have far to travel to get to the start of your walking route, eliminating the need for long bus journeys.

Read more about Walking and Trekking holidays in Rhodes

After a whole month of filming, Oscar Holly, a long time fan of Rhodes since childhood, produced this magnificent video of the island showing a more raw and untouched and at the same time beautiful and accessible aspect of the island.

Read more about A Rhodos Story (vid)

Feedback