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Southwest-Rhodes Trail

as a Camping-Combo

For our trail video click the picture


 Culture, with little original Greek villages and beaches


First Day: Depending on the time of your arrival, we will first get to know the horses and afterwards visit the famous Monastery "Thari".

Night in double room


Second Day: We saddle our horses for make a nice Panorama ride for 3 hours so we get to know the horse we chose.

Night in double room


Third Day:Today we get to enjoy a beautiful panoramaw, view of the dam,

the highest mountain Ataviros and the calm Agean Sea in the distance.

Night in tent


4th Day: We ride on forgotten donkey and carriage paths which provide us with panoramic views until we reach our destination beach by “Monolithos”. By arriving at the beach we enjoy the nice dinner prepared by Taki and a beautiful sunset made by....☀

The sound of the sea lulls us to sleep.

Night in tent


5th Day: We have time for a nice breakfast and a swim in the sea, maybe some horses want to join us.  After lunch we ride in a rapid pace to “Arnitha”, a village with about 300 residents. The history of the village goes back to the Hellenistic period and at the end of the village is the small chapel of “Saint Nicolas” from the 13th century. We spend our night at the small Monastery called “Saint Filimonas” right next to the village.

Night in monastery


6th Day: Once again our path takes us up a mountain with incredible heights overlooking the South and the two Seas of Rhodes to the village “Mesanagrós”. The Church “Kimissis tis Theotokou” was built on the foundations of an early Christian basilica of the 5th Century and has the oldest baptismal font of the Christian-time. On foot and with horse on hand we go 4km down the mountain overlooking a small dam.  Then we get back on our horses and after a gallop we are by the sea and soon arriving at our destination “Gennadi-Beach"

BBQ at the Restaurant or at the beach- depends on the season.

Night in tent


7th Day: Good morning swim with the horses, just enjoy every moment. After breakfast we are on tour again, heading home, we have the opportunity to explore “Asklipeo”, this is the birthplace of Asclepius (Aesculapius), the son of Apollo and the God of healing. In ancient times the city was a center for healing. In the square is the Church “Kimissis Theotókou”, one of the most remarkable churches on Rhodes. It was built in 1060 as a cross-domed church and in the 14th century it was expanded. The ceilings and walls are painted with frescoes from the 17th century, decorated reminiscent of an old-fashioned pattern. The pictures show scenes of the Old Testament. In the Southern Cross arm of the church, rather a typical representation of the Apocalypse is shown, seven-headed dragon, trumpeters, the devil as a winged animal which kidnaps humans and the four apocalyptic horsemen.

The tiny museum on the church grounds invites us to inspect the original farm tools and the old olive press. When walking along the narrow streets of “Asklipeo” you should be prepared to be overwhelmed by the medieval feeling especially when coming closer to the “Asklipeo Castle”. This was built by the knights in the 13th Century.

At home on the Ranch Augustinos will be waiting for us with a delicious BBQ.

110-120  km riding are successfully accomplished and a cultural, joyful holiday comes to an end.


Night in double room

8th Day return journey / or extension week


1040.- Euro per person half board with an midday snack

  150,- Euro single room  



HB =

-breakfast with coffee & juice,

-snack with a soft drink

-dinner incl. one drink

-plenty of water during the tour and at the meals



-extra drinks



-transfer from or to the airport (60 Euro each booking one way)


For booking or questions contact us





lcomfort even in a tent


The beach just for us






midday break



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