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5. BUTTERFLY VALLEY & SEVEN SPRINGS

Self-Guided Roundtrip Transfer: Butterfly Valley + Seven Springs Valley

 

Rhodes Island is home to some verdant and unique nature parks confirming its fame as the “Emerald of the Mediterranean.” On this full-day outing, visit the two most popular nature attractions – Butterfly Valley (Petaloudes) and Seven Springs Valley (Epta Piges) with our comfortable medium-sized bus to both sites in one day. Have 2 hours of free time at the Butterfly Valley to observe the Panaxia Quatripunktaria butterflies, stroll rustic paths weaving along the Pelekanos river, and take photos next to waterfalls & wooden bridges. Enhance your experience by visiting a little museum of Natural History or hike to the very top of the Valley for some great Panoramic Views next to the Kalopetra Monastery. Then drive through scenic countryside to the East Coast into the Valley of Seven Springs to have 1 hour 45 min of free time to explore the Valley enjoying the greenery and the lovely climate, have a nice rest in the open-air cafe-restaurant overlooking the springs, or get adventurous and walk through a unique narrow tunnel to reach an artificial lake with an impressive dam & a waterfall.

Butterfly Valley (106 of 130)
6,5 hrs + Pickups Approx 09:15-16:15
Butterfly Valley (106 of 130)
2 Stops during the day
Butterfly Valley (106 of 130)
35 persons max
Butterfly Valley (106 of 130)
Guide Tour driver
Butterfly Valley (106 of 130)
Moderate walking
Butterfly Valley (106 of 130)
29€/pp
Departure: EVERY DAY
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OVERVIEW

Tour Overview

After picking you up with Manos Going signature bus, relax observing the west coastline of Rhodes island before reaching the Butterfly Valley. Upon arrival, your driver will give you clear instructions about the departure place & time, and you can start exploring the canyon. You will also receive our custom-made map with directions and information to help you orient through the valley.Butterfly Valley

You will have 2 hours of free time to lose yourself in this green oasis! The valley goes through the Canyon of the Pelekanos River and forms an ideal ecosystem for the rare species of moth – Kalimorphos Panaxia Quatripunctaria or Jersey tiger moth. Seeing hundreds of butterflies in their natural habitat is truly unique scenery. The favorable combination of humidity and constant temperature (between 24-30 C/ 75,2-86 F) with Liquidambar Styrax trees attracts these insects in great amounts during the hot summer months – from June to September. If you are attentive, you can also spot funny crabs!Butterflies and crabs

The Valley is beautifully formed with wooden bridges over pools and falls of water, and little benches to relax and enjoy the scenery. The upper footpath leads to a little Monastery of Panaghia Kalopetra where you can get some rest enjoying refreshments while observing the scenic view of the west coast.Kalopetra Monastery

Or visit the Museum of Natural History at the bottom of the Valley to see a small exhibition displaying information about endemic and rare species on Rhodes Island.Butterfy Valley

After, sit back in our air-conditioned medium-sized bus and relax while you reach the second destination of the day – Seven Springs Valley. You will then have 1 hour 45 min of free time to explore the refreshing ravine.7 Springs Path

Following the footpath that winds along a creek with gushing water, you will reach a charming open-air cafe-restaurant where you can stop for a bite or a drink. The restaurant has been run by Petas family since 1945 and can be a wonderful chance to give your taste buds a great experience.7 Springs

Then, explore the area with the Seven Springs. The water from seven natural sources gushes into a creek that feeds a small man-made lake. Adventurous explorers will have an opportunity to walk through a narrow, dark tunnel with water flowing over their feet. Unless you are claustrophobic or uncomfortable with dark spaces, it can be a very fun experience! The tunnel is 150m long and links the springs to the reservoir.Seven Springs

Below the reservoir is a unique water supply construction dating back to the Italian dictatorship, which is worth visiting. The small dam with the waterfall makes a very pretty photo backdrop!7 Springs Valley

After your visit, return to the parking area, where our friendly driver waits for you to take you back to your hotel. From exploring a unique nature park filled with butterflies to counting natural springs and walking through an underground tunnel, this scenic outing offers much for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy!Butterfly Valley

 

 

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Self-Guided

Tour Duration: 6 Hrs + Pickups

Departures:

EVERY DAY

Approx. 09:30-16:30

 

Vehicle: Medium-size Coach or a Tour Bus

Participants: from 1-35

* For a Private tour, contact us to receive the Price Quote

 

Mobile Booking confirmation accepted

Cancelation: 100% refund – up to 24 hours notice

 

What to expect

-Pickups from designated pickup points in Faliraki, Kallithea, Rhodes Town, Ixia, Ialysos

-Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned, medium-sized coach

-Experienced bus driver

-A customized map with information about the sites (in English)

 

Excluded

Entrance Ticket to the Butterfly Valley:

  • Low season (May/ October) 3€
  • High season (June-September) 5€
  • Children under 12—free of charge

Seven Springs Valley is a free site

Meals, refreshments, personal expenses

Best For

Travelers enjoying nature sites, easy hiking routes

Individual travelers, couples, families with children

People who like exploring sites independently

What to expect

Free Map & Info
Shopping & Souvenirs
Nature Sites
Scenic Views
Free Time
Religious Sites

Highlights

  • Enjoy comfortable traveling in our modern, air-conditioned Midibus
  • Discover Rhodes’ two most verdant attractions in one day
  • Have plenty of free time to explore sites hiking at your own pace
  • Explore the Butterfly Valley observing the unique Panaxia Quatripunktaria butterfly
  • While at the Seven Springs Valley, get adventurous and walk through a narrow tunnel leading to an artificial lake with an impressive dam & a waterfall
  • Alternatively, have a relaxing break in an open-air tavern of Epta Piges to soak up nature while enjoying your lunch or a refreshing beverage

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