Visit Rhodes’ Valley of the Butterflies with a private guide on a 4-hour excursion, and learn all about the island’s colorful, fluttering insects. After enjoying a hotel pickup at a time to suit your schedule, travel to the nature reserve on the western side of Rhodes, and stroll around its leafy walkways and streams. Hear of the different tiger moths that thrive in the Valley of Butterflies and pay a visit to the on-site Museum of Natural History, if time permits. All entrance fees and food are at your own expense.
Start your excursion at a time to suit your schedule, and leave your Rhodes hotel by minivan with your private guide. The Valley of the Butterflies attraction 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 your hotel where your tour finishes.