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Rhodes offers all types of different walking areas from mountain, forestry to coastal walks. There are 44 villages on Rhodes and many of these are mountain villages untouched by tourism, stopping while walking through these villages and ordering a drink/meal in the taverna will be an experience in itself as if taking a step back in time.
The size of Rhodes Island lends itself ideally for day walks, travelling from your hotel to anywhere on the island within a comfortable time to start a days walking is easily achievable especially if you hire your own car. There are so many walking areas in Rhodes that it provides for all ability walkers from experienced mountain walkers to the casual walker that looking for a walk that last couple of hours and finishes in the mandatory taverna.
The island highest mountain Attavyros stands at 1,216 metres (3,990 ft), the path up this mountain starts and finishes in Embonas village with an altitude difference of 800mtrs this offers any experienced mountain walker a good days walking.
Akramitis Mountain offers an easier walk than Attavyros but has a real mountain feel about it.
Forestry and coastal walks offer easy paths for the casual walker.
For self guided walks books are available the (Dieter Graf) Rhodes 18 walks on the island of the sun is available from Rhodes tourist information office in Rhodes Town, but can be easily purchased on the internet. (Sunflower Book) Walk and Eat, Rhodes can also be easily purchased on the internet. By the end of April 2011 a new walking guide will be in stores (online and in shops), with 20 daytrips: Walking on Rhodes (Paul van Bodengraven & Marco Barten).
Guided walks on Rhodes with experienced walking leaders (that is not a part of a holiday package) are available throughout the year except July and August.
wikiloc has good walks for free download here:-
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 5.4 miles, 1300 ft from Lindos
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 5 miles 600' easy Skoutoularis Gorge
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 7 miles, 1400 ft
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 7 miles, 600' easy could be shortened. Near Faliraki
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 10 miles, 600' easy walk starting at Ancient Kamiros
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 8 miles, 850' easy Ancient Kamiros
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 2 miles 800 ft easy Filerimos
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 4.7 miles, 150 ft easy near Rhodes town,
http://picasaweb.google.nl/mgbucko/Rh... Photos etc.
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 8.5 miles, 1100 ft easy Monolithos and Cape Fourni
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do... 8 miles 1000 ft easy Monolithos and Cape Fourni
NB If you don't have or don't like GPS apps, just expand the map to full page on your PC. Zoom in to identify the exact starting point for the walk and go there by car (you can compare the start to the same place on Google Earth to get GPS coordinates for your car.) You can also print out a copy of the map of the walk: maps can be changed on wikiloc to various types of maps. Some of these walks are in English and some in Dutch. The language is unimportant, as it is the track that you follow not the walk description which is often minimal or even non-existent.
You can download the walk free to a walker's GPS device (Garmin etc.) and then you have a very precise track that you can follow.