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There is something for everyone when it comes to walking in Rhodes, we have included
some great photos and a new walk route for 2012 courtesy of Walking-
Have a look through the walk and see what you think. If you want more information or want to book then visit Walking-
The Discovery Walk
This walk takes you into the heart of Rhodes where you can see Greek farm practices and discover some real treats along the way on this linear walk through the Rhodian countryside. Before setting of, we make sure everyone has a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.
The walk begins with pleasant level walking on good tracks through orange orchards and olive groves; if you look closely, you might also spot fig, pomegranate and lemon trees. Along the way it is interesting to see old and new style of irrigation systems and often combinations of the two. Rhodes has an abundance of water, mostly in in large aquifers, making Rhodes quite green in comparison to some of the other Greek islands. Along the way we are likely to meet some local farmers and a shout of ‘Kaleemera’ (good morning) is well received with a smile and a wave.
Steady walking brings us into a small village where we can top up with water and enjoy ambling along the narrow streets. This is also a good chance to adjust boots and have a brief rest.
A good track leads away from the village but eventually peters out until we find ourselves on goat tracks weaving between the wild herbs, rousing the aroma of the Mediterranean as we brush past and experience the wild areas of Rhodes. You are likely to see goats, most of which are wild and often there are lizards which seen basking in the sun.
After a while we reach a dirt track that leads us to a wide dried up riverbed which
is as much as five hundred meters wide and is the path to our lunch stop. We follow
the riverbed ‘upstream’ to find what is perhaps the highlight of the walk, a deep
and narrow slot canyon. This slot canyon, that many locals know nothing about has
Returning down the other side of the riverbed after lunch, we head for a ridge line. Once over this our path drops down into a pleasant valley and a brief walk on the road (the first encountered since the village) before we take a turning onto a track that leads to a valley full of ancient olive trees. Previously we have found here the attractive and thankfully harmless ladybird spider; this has a bright red abdomen with black spots like those of a ladybird.
Approaching the end of the walk now, we follow good tracks that lead us to a village and our end point. Here we have a good relationship with the Taverna owner and we can sit under the enormous shade tree with a cold drink and maybe a Greek salad while we await our lift.
The discovery walk is exclusively
available at Walking-
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