Attavyros Mountain, the big one

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If you wish to admire the beauty of the island from its highest peak, this is the excursion for you, taking you to the top of Rhodes’ tallest mountain.

In summary

  • EXCURSION AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

  • Agios Isidoros

  • Duration: 7 h

  • Distance: 18 km

  • Elevation gain: 750 m

  • Difficulty: hard+

  • Ring: yes

  • Cost € 35 per person

  • Type of trail: dirt path/dirt road

Itinerary description

At 1215 metres, Attavyros is the highest mountain on the island. Our starting point is the tiny village of Ag. Isidoros at its foot. The mountain’s important flora and fauna has earned it “NATURA 2000” status. Significant plant species include the rare, protected Paeonia Rhodia and a variety of orchids. On its slopes is a large forest of pure cypress trees, declared a Natural Heritage Site. Prominent animal species include the deer that symbolises the island (dama dama) and the Rhodes badger. There are also foxes, hares, hedgehogs and numerous birds of prey, including partridges. At the top of the mountain are the ruins of a Temple of Zeus and a recent military watchtower. When the air is particularly dry, Karpathos and other little islands in the Dodecanese can be seen, as well as the inland of the island of Rhodes. This is the excursion for you, if you aim to conquer the island’s highest peak!

Startingpoint

Tour Gallery

USEFUL INFO

  • Includes: Traditional snack and bottle of water

  • Hiking equipment available on request

  • Minimum number of participants: 4

  • Maximum number of participants: 8

  • Best time of year: Year-round, except for June 15 through September 15 (due to high temperatures)

  • Meeting point: see map

  • What to bring: sunscreen, water, sun hat.

  • Transfer available on request: € 30 – € 35 per person (depending on departure point) both ways

  • Meeting time is 15 min prior to the scheduled departure time. The balance must be paid prior to departure (Paypal, Credit/debit card or cash). Participants will be asked to sign a waiver of responsibility and a declaration that they are in good health prior to departure. Open to kids aged 16 and up only if accompanied by an adult.

REGULATIONS

• Comply with the established departure time and programme, and with any changes made by the guide;
• Participate in the excursion in good psychological and physical condition, with appropriate clothing and equipment. If you have any doubts, discuss them with your guide before the day of the excursion;
• Behave in a disciplined way during the excursion, demonstrating respect for other people and for private property and following your guide’s instructions;
• Follow the established route, without becoming separated from or leaving the group, and without walking ahead of the guide;
• Collaborate with your guide to ensure the success of the excursion and comply with his or her decisions, especially if difficulties arise (in the environmental conditions and/or among the participants); inform the guide of any problems that may emerge during the activity, especially in relation to your psychological and physical condition and equipment;
• Do not pick protected plant or flower species and follow the guide’s instructions at all times;
• Carry your garbage until you come to a bin for proper disposal.

Every participant is personally responsible for any behaviour resulting in a risk to him/herself or to others, particularly if he or she takes personal initiatives against the guide’s opinion.

Photography and filming
Photographs and/or videos will be taken during the excursion which may appear on web sites in the public domain used by the organisers for the promotion of their initiatives. By participating in the excursion, you agreed to publication of this material.
Mobile telephones
Participants are asked to keep their mobile telephones turned off. If this is not possible, they should at least be kept in silent mode. If you need to make a telephone call, please notify the guide and then leave the group, while remaining in the guide’s sight.
Recording of GPS tracks
GPS devices may be used during excursions for the purposes of orientation, but participants agree not to make any GPS tracks they may record available to the public.

LEGEND OF DIFFICULTY
– easy: for everyone (including minors over the age of 12 accompanied by an adult)
– medium: requiring at least some training (minors over the age of 14 accompanied by an adult)
– hard: requiring a fair amount of training (minors over the age of 16 accompanied by an adult)
– hard +: requiring considerable training (minors over the age of 16 accompanied by an adult)

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