„An evergreen oasis with rustic paths, wooden bridges, and waterfalls!”
A great half-day excursion for nature lovers! Visit the famous Butterfly Valley and discover the rate type of butterfly – Panaxia Quatripunktaria in its natural habitat. You will have 2.5 hours of free time at your own pace. Pickups are from all the major Hotels in Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, and Kallithea.
Did you know that Rhodes is one of the greenest islands in Greece? Due to numerous underground streams and springs, there are numerous verdant valleys with rich flora on the island. 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.
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 nature lovers!
Join us on our Butterfly Valley half-day excursion with fast and worry-free pick-ups from Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, and Kallithea with our modern and brand new medium-size coaches. 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 though Rhodes countryside with a beautiful landscape full of olive, cypress, pomegranate, and citrus fruit trees. Upon the arrival, your driver will give you clear instructions about the meeting place for the return trip, explain from 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! After your visit, our friendly driver will wait for you at the parking area for the return transfer.
Duration approx. 4.5 hours
* Times may slightly vary according to seasonal/ daily conditions/ traffic/ the group size!
Precise PICK-UP TIME & PLACE for your exact accommodation will be provided upon the booking on your Booking Confirmation Voucher. Should you need to clarify your pickup location, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 50% discount.
If you have reduced mobility or special needs, please contact us before booking, or do let us know upon the booking in the remarks. We do our best to welcome everyone on board and make everyone feel comfortable!
Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is a lot of walking involved on an uneven surface.
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 at the Main Entrance.
Public WC (0.5 €) is situated next to the Main Entrance.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop-off (or the closest possible pickup location in Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea), shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned medium-size coach, English speaking tour driver.
Exclusions: Local tour guide, Meals & refreshments, Gratuities. Admission fee to the site—low season (May/ October) 3€, high season (June-September) 5€, children under 12—free.
If there is anything else you would like to know, we will be happy to assist!
Tour Duration: 4 Hrs
Departures: TUE I THU I SAT
Vehicle: Medium-size Coach
Max 20 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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