There is a way, to ‘truly’ experience the island. You can choose. Have a fantastic time driving one of our off-road vehicles! On this tour, Rhodes Adventures will take you to places you would never be able to see otherwise. You will be given an unusual and intimate look at the many facets this island has to offer. This extraordinary journey begins each morning from your hotel, and is finishing in your heart.
Prices for North Safari Self drive
Adults: 55 euros
Children: 35 euros (children between 4-12)
Price includes VAT 24%, cars (Suzuki Jimny), pick up from the hotel ( West from Rhodes Town to Fanes, East from Rhodes Town to Kolimbia), gasoline, insurance, public liability and professional staff.
In case of pick up from Archangelos and further South, the South Tour applies.
Prices for South Safari Self driving
Adults & Children: 70 euros (Minimum age 4 years old)
Price includes VAT 24%, cars (Suzuki Jimny), pick up from the hotel, gasoline, insurance, public liability and professional staff.
In case of a self-driving jeep safari the driver will sign a rent a car contract. On this contract there will the amount of 650 euros filled in at own risk. The customer will be charged a maximum of 650€, according to the damage, in case of an accident, only if it is his/her fault. This will be explained in the morning to every driver and every driver has to sign the contract. Also every customer is asked to sign a form which says the customer is at good health and joins the safari at own risk. Besides the regular car insurance, we also have Public Liability.
Self driving Jeep Safari
On this tour we use Suzuki Jimnys which the customers are allowed to drive themselves. Customers who would like to drive have to have their driving license for at least 2 years and need to be at least 23 years old. You have to have your license with you. Minimum number of guests is around 8 persons..
Program North Safari Self drive
Safari begins at a predetermined location near the village of Theologos. Here we introduce ourselves and outline the days program. Once everyone is set, we head out for the safari. We will drive through the mountains, pass small villages, go through a riverbed, enjoy nature and have a lot of fun.
The first route will be one and half-hours of driving with a beautiful aerial view of the Butterfly Valley area. Our first official stop will be in Archipoli for honey tasting where guests will taste different local products such as honey, souma, olive oil, local sweets and fresh seasonal fruits. Next, we continue to the top of Mount Profitis Ilias from where we will take in a breathtaking 360-degree view across the island. Driving off-road, we will travel to Apollona village to experience a traditional Greek Meze style lunch whilst enjoying the stunning view over the Attavyros Mountain. Lunch is optional and costs 12€ per person. Continuing on and off-road, we will then pass the villages of Embona and Kritinia ending up at Kritinia Castle where guests have the chance to explore the castle, its surrounds, and take an abundance of photographs of the hypnotizing views. Finally, we will have a short stop at the beach of Fanes where guests can take a refreshing dive before heading back towards Theologos.
The first route will consist of one and half hours of driving whilst enjoying a beautiful aerial view over Gadouras Lake. After passing through the fruit gardens of Massari / Malona we will have our first official stop in Archipoli for honey tasting. Here guests will taste different local products such as honey, souma, olive oil, local sweets and fresh seasonal fruits. Next, we will continue over the top of Mount Profitis Ilias to arrive in the village of Apollona for a traditional Greek Meze style lunch with the view looking out to Attavyros Mountain. Lunch is optional and costs 12€ per person. Continuing on and off-road, we drive to Gadouras Dam where the guests will have a panoramic view overseeing the lake where lots of photographs can be taken. Finally, we will stop at the Fortress of Asklipio village. This is the last stop before heading back to the guests’ hotels. An ideal spot for taking more photographs. Heading back to the hotels, we drive on and off-road along the East coast.