Self-Guided transfer to Butterfly Valley: 2.5 Hrs Free Time to Explore
During Summer the Butterfly Valley is one of the most visited nature attractions of Rhodes. It is an evergreen Oasis dotted with wooden bridges, waterfalls, and rustic paths weaving along the Pelekanos river! It is where the rare type of butterfly – Panaxia Quatripunktaria can be spotted during the hottest Summer months. A visit to the Valley can be a great Half-day outing for nature lovers and families with 2.5 hours of free time to experience the cool microclimate of the canyon, see Liquidambar trees, joyfully watch hundreds of butterflies on tree trunks and rocks, learn about endemic and rare species of Rhodes in the little museum of Natural History, or walk all the way up to a little Monastery for a great Panoramic View. We provide convenient pick-up from Faliraki, Kallithea, Rhodes Town, Ixia, and Ialyssos resorts with our medium-size coach with Full A/C for a comfortable and direct drive.
Did you know that Rhodes is one of the greenest islands of Greece? Due to countless underground streams and springs, there are many verdant valleys. The Valley of the Butterflies or Petaludes (Πεταλούδες) goes through the Canyon of the Pelekanos River and forms an ideal ecosystem for the rare species of moth – Kalimorphos Panaxia Quatripunctaria or Jerseytiger moth. 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 hot summer months – from June to September. If you are lucky, you can also spot friendly crabs!
The Valley is beautifully formed with wooden bridges over pools and falls of water, paved footpaths, and little benches to enjoy the scenery. It is an ideal place for a small distance excursion for families, couples, and small &big nature lovers!
Join us on our Butterfly Valley half-day outing with fast and worry-free pick-ups from Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, and Kallithea with our modern and brand new medium-size coach. We ensure a comfortable, direct transfer with plenty of free time (2,5 hours) to explore the Valley.
It takes approx. 45 minutes to reach the Petaloudes. Our drive is through Rhodes countryside with a beautiful landscape full of olive, cypress, pomegranate, and citrus fruit trees. Upon arrival, your driver will give you clear instructions about the meeting place for the return trip, explain where is best to start exploring the canyon and give you a small map with directions.
You will then have plenty of free time to lose yourself in this green oasis! It is truly a unique scenery to see hundreds of butterflies in their natural habitat. Also, walk all the way up to a little Monastery for a great Panoramic View, or visit a small museum of Natural history to learn about endemic and rare species.
After your visit, our friendly driver will wait for you at the parking area for the return transfer.
Duration approx. 3.5 Hours + Pickups
Pickups between 10:00-11:00
Return between 14:30-15:30
– Enjoy a relaxing drive through Rhodes countryside with a beautiful landscape full of olive, cypress, pomegranate, and citrus fruit trees
– On the way, see local villages of Damatria, Pastida, Kremasti, and Paradisi
– Receive meeting instructions from your bus driver. The precise departure time will be announced upon arrival
– Get directions for public WC, and the little fun-train taking travelers with walking difficulties to the upper part of the Valley
– Starting with the upper part of the Valley, walk along the little pond and waterfalls enjoying the romantic scene
– Start noticing butterflies on tree trunks, leaves, and rocks
– On the way, take a little rest reading informative boards about the life cycle of the butterflies and other interesting stories
– Walk all the way up to a little Monastery to capture a memorable Panoramic View of the West Coast
– Then walk all the way to the bottom part of the Valley to visit the museum of Natural History and learn about endemic and rare species in Rhodes
– After your nature walk, reward yourself with an ice-cream or fresh orange juice in the charming cafe next to the entrance
* Times may slightly vary according to seasonal/ daily conditions/ traffic/ the group size!
Precise pickup time & place for your accommodation will be provided on your Booking Confirmation Page/ Voucher. You can check our PICKUP route under Our Tours.
– Faliraki resort 10:00 – 10:10
– Kallithea resort 10:10-10:20
– Rhodes Town 10:20-10:40
– Ixia Resort 10:40-10:50
– Ialysos Resort 10:50-11:00
Should you need to clarify your pickup location before proceeding to the booking, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – 3
Walking over periods of more than 20 minutes includes uneven surfaces, unpaved trails, and paths through hilly terrain with typical elevation gains and losses of 200-350m. Travelers must be able to step in and out of the tour vehicle (our coaches are equipped with a power step).
If you choose to walk up to the Monastery, there is a steep and uneven section of the trail and steps. All the way through the path, there is a handrail and many benches.
For senior guests & guests with special needs or families with very small children, there is a possibility to use the Butterfly Train to reach the top part of the Valley (ticket price 4.5 Eur per person, children under 12 years – free).
If you have reduced mobility or special needs, please contact us before booking to discuss the options. We will do our best to make everyone feel comfortable!
Infants under 3 years may join the tour free of charge, please note that no car seat is provided. Infants must be seated on the parent’s lap. Children under 10 years have a 50% discount.
The price of the Transfer does not include the Entry ticket to the Butterfly Valley.
Low season (May, October) – 3 EUR p.p. Children under 12 years – free.
High Season (June-September) – 5 EUR p.p. Children under 12 years – free.
Butterfly Train – 4.5 Eur per person, children under 12 years – free.
Public WC – 0.5 EUR
Two snack bars are operating at the Butterfly Valley. One is situated by the lower entrance (next to the Museum of Natural History), and one is situated by the Main Entrance.
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. During summer (June-September) do not forget your hat or a light wrapping, and sunglasses. Make sure to carry with you a bottle of water! Always wear your sunscreen!
If there is anything else you would like to know, let us know and we will be happy to assist!
Tour Duration: 3.5 Hrs + Pickups
Departures: TUE I THU I SAT
Vehicle: Medium-size Coach or Minibus
Max 22 Participants (in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions)
Mobile Booking confirmation accepted
-Hotel/ port pick up and drop-off (or the closest possible pickup location) in Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, and Faliraki
-Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned medium-size coach
-2.5 hours stay time in Butterfly valley
-Professional tour driver, speaks English
Entrance Ticket to the site:
Low season (May/ October) 3€
High season (June-September) 5€
Children under 12—free of charge
Meals, refreshments, personal expenses
-Transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized & ventilated
-Hand Cleansing Gel (70%) available to travelers and staff
-A personal Antiseptic wipe
-On request a personal medical Face mask
-Accessible bins for safe waste disposal
-No use of recirculated air inside the vehicle
-The maximum passenger capacity in vehicles reduced to 65%
Travelers enjoying nature sites, easy hiking routes
Individual travelers, couples, families with children
People who like exploring sites independently
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