- The must see and must drink PRIVATE tour on Rhodes!
- Walk the Valley of Butterflies, one of the most attractive destinations on the Island and an excellent place for those who seek the beauties of nature.
- Visit a local family owned vineyard and winery to taste its wines and enjoy traditional dishes on its veranda with a view at the vineyard.
- PRIVATE / EXCLUSIVE trip
- Hotel pick up and drop off (for hotels located within 15 klms from Rhodes city). Private transfer. Avoid transport hassles and travel to the valley and a winery smoothly and easily, by private air-conditioned vehicle.
- with Lunch
- Suitable for cruise passengers
Snack localy made by honey and sesame
Ticket for the entrance at the Butterflies Valley
What's Not Included
Lunch upon request and availability.
The walk inside the Butterflies Valley is not guided
CHILD: Age: 1 - 15
ADULT: Age: 16 - 75
A maximum of seven people per booking. It is offered for more than 7 persons, pricing upon request.
Children must be accompanied by adults
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hiking Difficulty level: easy
Not recommended for children aged 10 and under
Operated by a guide in english and french (upon request)
Private transfer according to protocols imposed by the Greek government.
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Sportswear or comfortable shoes (sport shoes, sandals), sunscreens, sunglasshes, hats and a camera.
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A current valid passport is required on the day of the tour
A minimum of two people per booking is required
Duration: ~6 hours (totally)
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Not recommended for participants with mobilty limitation
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Season: from 1st May to 31st October
Specialized infant seats are available
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Valley of the Butterflies
From mid June until mid of September, thousands of butterflies of the genus Panaxia (species Quadripunctaria Poda) swarm into the valley in order to reproduce. You will love the peaceful walk through the shaded, green valley with its small river and the beautiful waterfalls.
After this beautiful walk inside the Butterflies Valley, you are on your way to the local family owned vineyard and winery. Walk through the vineyard, listen to the owner talking about his indigenous and international varietals and explaining how wine is produced.
Then, sit at the large veranda having the vineyard in front of you. Taste the wines and have a lunch with plenty of local dishes, such as greek salad, feta cheese, eggplant salad, meat balls, chickpeas pies (pittaroudia), tzatziki, fresh fried potatoes, pumpkin balls, all cooked with Greek olive oil.
You can buy bottles of wines with labels not found in the market, exclusively made for the winery’s visitors.
Admission Ticket Included
It was much more than I expected!!!
Scott E, 11-11-2022
To say that this was a perfect day would be a huge understatement. Vasilis is wonderful person, and he cares so much about Rhodes, it's shows in every story he tells you. We were also fortunate that his wife joined is for the day. I cannot recommend this company enough, it's definitely not your cookie cutter tour company, it's truly authentic!
A great way to experience a different side of Rhodes
We really enjoyed every aspect of this tour. We were greeted in the morning by Alexis, our guide for the day, who collected us from our hotel and drove us up to the 'Valley of the Butterflies'. The valley was a very unique experience, very much helped by it being the correct season so there were plenty of butterflies there (I believe July to September is the right time but don't quote me on that!). The walk all the way up to the monastery is up a lot of steps and the ground through the valley is quite uneven so just be mindful of that before you venture out
Then we headed off to the wine tasting at a local vineyard and winery which was not too far away from the valley. The wines were lovely and we also sampled some local olive oil and some spirits which was great!
Rather than have lunch at the winery, we opted to extend our tour to drive to Apollona to have lunch there, stopping along the way at some notable landmarks. This was considerably off the beaten track so it was really nice to see an arguably more authentic part of the island. Also the honey and olive oil we bought at the local shop in Apollona was amazing!
Special mention must go to our guide Alexis, who was very personable and knowledgeable about the island and was a great guide for the day. It really made the difference having that more personal touch for a trip like this.
Definitely give this a whirl if you want to have an experience which feels a bit more unique!
A nice get away from the touristic areas
We really enjoyed this tour and it was a welcome change from the coast. Our guide, Alex, took us into the interior of Rhodes which is completely different to the more developed areas. It’s very green and our walk through the valley of butterflies was so relaxing and cooling.
Then we took a little wine tasting before heading into the mountains. We stopped at an amazing small 15c church before taking a huge lunch in Apollonon - we couldn’t finish it despite Alex choosing delicious authentic dishes.
If you enjoy walking, culture and getting away from the bustle then you’ll really enjoy this.
Beautiful valley great experience
The valley is very pretty and the walkways very safe. When the butteries swarm it is a spectacular sight. The only down side had to pay for toilets. Alexis was a great host and very knowledgeable and friendly.
Vastly overrated experience.Led by guide (Stefen) who during the tour old us they weren't butterflies but moths (butterflies sounded nicer to draw in tourists).Moths Valley?Yeh, I get it.