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Leave your cruise ship behind at the Port of Rhodes and travel with a private guide to the island’s Valley of Butterflies on a 4-hour shore excursion. Stroll around the butterfly farm’s leafy walkways and streams and learn all about Rhodes’ colorful and fluttering insects. Hear of the tiger moths that thrive in the Valley of Butterflies and, if time permits, pay a visit to the on-site Museum of Natural History. Entrance fees and food are at your own expense.
Start your Rhodes shore excursion with a pickup from the Port of Rhodes, and then travel to the popular nature reserve by minivan with your private guide. The Valley of the Butterflies is located on the western side of the island, just south of the village of Theologos and roughly 16 miles (26 km) from Rhodes Old Town. As you travel, chat with your guide about the attraction and anything that you particularly want to see inside.Pay your entrance fee at the nature reserve’s entrance, and then enjoy approximately 45 minutes to explore with your guide. The outdoor site is spread around the Pelekanos River and is made up of a tranquil forest, punctuated with streams and gushing waterfalls. Learn of the rare Oriental Sweetgum trees that grow in the reserve, and have your camera ready to capture sights of the park’s vibrantly colored butterflies fluttering around you.Hear all about the different subspecies of tiger moths that the park is famous for, and discover how their surroundings inside the nature reserve help them to thrive .If time permits, pay a visit to the on-site Museum of Natural History to learn more about the environment and ecosystems on the island. A meal stop is not included, but if you wish to purchase food or drinks at your own expense, you can do so from the on-site restaurant.After exploring the Valley of the Butterflies, return to your minivan and travel back to the Port of Rhodes where your shore excursion finishes.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Port of Rhodes for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
What's not included
- Entrance fee for Valley of the Butterflies and Museum of Natural History (approx. 5 euros)
- Food and drinks
- Led by a local guide
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Free port pickup and drop-off included