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Profitis Ilias, Rhodes

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Mount Profitis Ilias is a 798 metre high mountain on the Greek island of Rhodes. It is named for the biblical Elijah.GeologyProfitis Ilias is formed of uplifted fault blocks themselves a product of the Hellenide orogeny which produced a stack of Alpine nappes of Mesozoic age. These are part of the Pindos-Olonos series of low-grade metamorphic limestone sediments. The mountain overlooks Middle Miocene-Pleistocene sedimentary basins. Sudden topographic variations and land instabilities are due to a multitude of thrust faults. Ophiolites, usually gabbro occur.BotanyProfitis Ilias is covered with forests of pines and cypress and maquis shrubland. Notable are the Rhodes Paeony Paonia rhodia and Cyclamen persicum. The large parasitic orchid Limodorum abortivum grows in the pinewoods. Also notable are Ophrys ferrum-equinum, the Profitis Ilias Bee Orchid Ophrys fuciflora ssp. oreas, Ophrys arachnites ssp. attica, Ophrys lutea, Ophrys oestrifera ssp. dodekanensis, Orchis italica, Cephalanthera longifolia, Orchis provincialis
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  • I say strange feelings, because although it is very interesting and weird at the same time it feels like you are snooping around someone's home all be it in a derelict state but you can just image how...  read more »
  • This entire complex of Italian history 1920 's-1930 's, it seems, is becoming more and more a landmark tourist spot, "lemons" knightly castles, Byzantine churches and a few ancient remains. Ruinirovannye in Èleuse, so the name is popularly "dacha Mussolini" along with "Alpine" deer "and" often "Deer" certainly deserve the trip. Adrenaline can add a serpentine road among the beautiful and fragrant pine forest.
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  • Just 40 minutes away by car from the crowded beaches on the East Coast, an unexpected Alpine paradise of dense pine forests. The road leads up to the Summit, well groomed winding between glimpses of blue sea against the background of a landscape. At the end you will find the amazing hotel chalet style Elafos 1929 with its salons and fireplaces and the view on the Turkish coast and the island of Simi. Just more about, the remains of the chalet by De Vecchi. Along the road to Profitis Ilias we cannot omit a stopover in Tenderness, as was renamed Campochiaro, an old settlement trentino in the 1930s, with the sanitarium in sad decay and immense and still functional-sized circular fountain pool. Higher do not overlook a park to the Church of s. Nicola Fundukli hotels, with its sober architecture of the 15th century and the frescoed interiors.
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