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The Valley of the Butterflies

The Valley of the Butterflies: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs Valley Day Trip

1. Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs Valley Day Trip

Immerse yourself in Rhodes Island's natural attractions on a day trip to the Valley of the Butterflies and Seven Springs Valley. Enjoy enough time to explore on your own, eat at the restaurant, take photos, and hike along the paths. Relax with your transportation taken care of for you. Climb aboard the comfortable bus in Rhodes and relax as you're whisked away to your first stop: the Valley of the Butterflies. Enjoy 2 hours to explore on your own. Observe the Panaxia Quatripunktaria butterflies as you stroll along the rustic paths weaving beside the Pelekanos River. As you explore, take photos next to the waterfalls and wooden bridges. Enhance your experience by visiting the little natural history museum or hiking to the very top of the valley to take in some great panoramic views next to the Kalopetra Monastery. Enjoy the fantastic photo opportunities. Then, drive through the scenic countryside to the East Coast. Spend 1 hour and 45 minutes exploring the magical Valley of Seven Springs, enjoying the greenery and the lovely climate. Rest in the open-air cafe-restaurant overlooking the clear springs. Marvel at the enormous plane and pine trees. If you're feeling adventurous, walk through a unique narrow tunnel to reach an artificial lake with an impressive dam and a waterfall. Finally, return to the coach for your journey back to your pickup point in Rhodes.

Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

2. Rhodes: Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley Bus Trip

Filerimos Hill & Butterflies Valley Adventure! 🌿🦋 Embark on a self-guided bus tour to explore the enchanting Filerimos Hill and Butterflies Valley in Rhodes! At Filerimos Hill, discover ancient Ialyssos ruins, the Acropolis, and the Monastery of Our Lady. Wander through the picturesque Golgotha pathway, adorned with shrines depicting the Holy Passion, leading to a colossal cross with breathtaking views. Continuing the journey, delve into the serene Valley of Butterflies, named after the Panaxia Quatripunctaria Butterfly. Traverse a beautiful 1 km path through the canyon, encountering densely populated butterfly areas, lakes with water-lilies, rustic bridges, and waterfalls. Witness the extraordinary spectacle of thousands of brown-red butterflies during their reproduction season. Relax in coffee shops, stroll through the valley, and capture the mesmerizing sight of butterflies resting in nature's tranquility. This tour offers a unique blend of history and nature, providing an unforgettable experience amidst ancient ruins, scenic landscapes, and the magical world of butterflies! Delight in the natural wonders and historical treasures, creating lasting memories in Rhodes!🚌🦋🌲 #NatureTour #HistoricalDiscovery #ButterflyValley #RhodesExploration

Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

3. Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

Discover the major landmarks on the gorgeous island of Rhodes as you follow your expert guide on an insightful excursion. Visit Mount Filerimos with its medieval monastery, the colorful butterfly valley, and the ancient city of Kamiros, which was destroyed by an earthquake. Ride an air-conditioned bus to your first stop, Mount Filerimos. Walk by the representation of the Stations of the Cross and admire the breathtaking panoramic view. Visit the medieval monastery built in the early 14th century and hear the amazing story of Our Lady of Filerimos. After a short picturesque drive, arrive at the iconic butterfly valley, surrounded by dense vegetation and tall trees. Enjoy a walk down the shaded path and reach the gorgeous opening, where you'll find the marvelous Panaxia Quadripunctaria or Jersey Tiger butterfly. Your next stop is Kamiros, an ancient Doric city founded in the 6th century. See the acropolis and temples of this tragic site that was destroyed by an earthquake in 142 AD. Continue your drive through the mountains and visit the quaint village of Embona. Stop at a traditional mountain home to meet a family of wine producers. Taste some of their wine and local spirits, as well as honey and olive oil. Explore the village on your own and purchase lunch at a local restaurant if you're feeling hungry.

From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

4. From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

Be picked up from your hotel and travel first to the Valley of the Butterflies in Rhodes. Discover a unique ecological area of pine and storax trees, waterfalls, and flowing streams. See millions of red-brown colored butterflies which settle on the rugged rocks and the trunks of trees from mid-June to September. Then, travel to the port nearby and set sail on your cruise to Chalki Island, also known as the Island of Peace and Friendship. Admire the fantastic views of the picturesque island with its red-brick houses from the boat. Upon arrival at the island, walk through the narrow alleys of the village or enjoy lunch at one of the traditional taverns. Take some time to relax on the beach on the island before returning to Rhodes in the mid-afternoon.

Rhodes: Lindos & Butterfly Valley Small-Group Guided Tour

5. Rhodes: Lindos & Butterfly Valley Small-Group Guided Tour

Experience the 2 best sight's of Rhodes on a small group guided bus day trip with hotel transfers. Stroll through the streets of Lindos, walk to the acropolis and uncover the colors of Butterfly Valley. Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your hotel in Rhodes, Ialysos, Koskinou, Paradeisi, Kremasti, or Faliraki.  Hop aboard a comfortable bus and stay cool and connected with air-conditioning and onboard WIFI. Relax on the scenic drive to the village of Lindos. Walk through the narrow streets and catch glimpses of the sea between charming, whitewashed buildings. Have free time to purchase tickets to the clifftop acropolis where you can admire ancient Greek architecture including a Temple of Athena. Pass by picturesque villages and through dense forests as you make your way to the mountains of Rhodes. Strop for panoramic views across the island and out over sea where islands are scattered in the deep blue Aegean. Finally, head to a green valley full of the rare (Panaxia Quadripunctaria) butterfly. Soak in the atmosphere of this natural park full of babbling streams, small waterfalls, and lakes. Go for a stroll on a wooden path and cross over quaint bridges in this idyllic landscape. Return to your accommodation in the evening.

Private tour: Butterflies Valley & Lindos Village (FD)

6. Private tour: Butterflies Valley & Lindos Village (FD)

Embark on a full-day private tour, a symphony of nature and culture, as we unveil the hidden gems of Rhodes. The journey commences at the famous Valley of Butterflies, where nature enthusiasts and leisure seekers alike can revel in a cool microclimate. Meander through the verdant oasis, witness the Pelekanos river's dance with cascading waterfalls, and marvel at the kaleidoscope of butterflies adorning trees and rocks. Elevate your experience with a visit to Kalopetra Monastery or the Museum of Natural History, immersing yourself in Rhodes' rare and endemic species. Relax in our luxurious Mercedes VIP minibuses, traversing the picturesque West and East coasts of Rhodes. Amidst the green embrace of Butterflies Valley, encounter the Kalimorphos Panaxia Quatripunctaria butterfly in abundance, making it a coveted natural haven. Guided by our driver's directions and a detailed map, you'll have ample free time to explore the valley at your pace. The journey continues to Lindos village, where white houses, stone-paved alleys, and the ancient Acropolis create an unforgettable ambiance. Lindos beckons with rooftop restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops against the backdrop of the Acropolis and the beach. Seize the opportunity to ascend the Acropolis, indulge in a refreshing swim, or enjoy a delightful rooftop lunch. The day concludes with a panoramic photo stop, capturing Lindos' beauty before our driver ensures your safe return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Experience the harmonious blend of nature and culture, making your Rhodes visit truly unforgettable! 🌿🏰✨ Relax in our Mercedes VIP minibuses with guided tours and personalized maps. Enjoy free time to explore and discover nature's wonders and Lindos' cultural richness. Your memorable journey concludes with a panoramic photo stop and a safe return to your accommodation or straight back to your cruise ship. 🌿🏰✨ #RhodesNature #LindosVillage #ButterfliesValley #TravelDiscoveries

Rhodes: Shore Excursion, Valley of the Butterflies & Lindos

7. Rhodes: Shore Excursion, Valley of the Butterflies & Lindos

Venture to the Valley of the Butterflies, a natural park home to thousands of butterflies, attracted to the special vegetation that grows there. Then step back through time and visit the Acropolis of Lindos. Enjoy private transport to and from your accommodation. Begin by heading to the Valley of the Butterflies, where you can wander around at your leisure and immerse yourself in the majestic surroundings. Take a moment to visit the Natural History Museum, and stop by the little monastery of the Virgin of Kalopetra. Continue on to the Acropolis of Lindos, and meander through the charming alleys, taking in the aromas of local cooking. Admire the view of the acropolis rising above the town, and make your way up to it via a steep but climbable footpath. Enjoy the sweeping panoramic views from the top.

Rhodes: Butterfly Valley & Wine Tasting Tour (Small Group)

8. Rhodes: Butterfly Valley & Wine Tasting Tour (Small Group)

A unique opportunity to visit Butterfly Valley by comfortable minibus and taste the best local wine, olive oil and honey with our local authorized English speaking guide. On this tour you will taste different wine varieties, extra-virgin olive oil from ancient olive trees (yes, you read it right - sample the same oil that our ancestors used centuries ago), and local natural honey infused with thyme, pine, orange blossom and different spring flowers. Before the tasting tour, you can enjoy some free time at Butterfly Valley. Every year, at the end of the wet season (late May), thousands of butterflies attracted by the scent of the oriental sweet-gum trees cover the entire landscape. It's a very unique experience and you should definitely try to see it.

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What people are saying about The Valley of the Butterflies

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 391 reviews

We really enjoyed the trip. Comfortable van, polite driver, pick up from hotel. Stunning view from the top of the hill. Just one suggestion: 1 hour on Fillerimos hill is not enough, should be at least 1h 30 min because there are a lot of interesting things to see.

Had a great time at Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs. The walk through the water tunnel at Seven Springs was an experience.

Very good. Unfortunately there were no more butterflies in the butterfly valley. Otherwise it was a nice trip.

Enjoyed it very much! Guide Margarita en Yanis the driver are very nice kind people .

Make sure you indicate how far you have to walk up the stairs