West Coast / The Valley of the Butterflies / Mount Filerimos / Ancient Acropolis of Rhodes Town

If you want a half day tour that ensnares the senses, take this Scenic Tour of Rhodes island. This tour is filled with history, scenic and ancient sites. You will take in the sights with fabulous views of the west coast - Aegean Sea, and enjoy the history and natural beauty of Rhodes Island

Private Tour Overview - Half Day

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(Stop Photos) = Stop and get out of the vehicle for photos from outside of the Sight/Building Guided Tour (stay close to vehicle)

(Stop Visit Photos) Stop and visit - go inside the Sight/building with your tour guide for photos and Guided Walking Tour

Private Tour Activity Level: Moderate

Private Tour Guide English speaking experienced licensed tour guide specialize in Private Tours

Private Tour Driver English speaking professional driver specialize in Private Tours

Private Tour Vehicle: Mercedes Benz - Depend on the size of your group

Private Tour Start Time: 8:30 AM. Or later. If you are a Cruise Ship Passenger - depend on your cruise ship dock time.

Private Tour Meeting Point: Cruise Port / Hotel / Airport (Meeting point varies depending on option booked)

Private Tour Description:

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To start off, you will be driven from your chosen drop off point to the Valley of the Butterflies. The walk down from the valley will allow you to witness the beautiful butterflies in the final stages of their life cycle. Hundreds of butterflies will camouflage themselves against the trees as you walk through the bridges and natural pathways that make up a natural navigation system through the valley. This life cycle occurs from mid-June to mid-September. Guided Walking Tour (Stop Visit Photos)


After the Butterflies, we will drive through the coastal road of Kremasti and Ialysos up to the Filerimos Mountain.

The Mountain will offer a 180-degree view of the west coast. A walking tour will begin when you reach Acropolis of the Ancient Ialyssos. From there you will take a detour to the Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, which is built on the remains of the Ancient temple of Athena during the Early Christian Era. The barrel-vaulted Chapel of St. George, as well as the exterior of the Filerimos Monastery. Guided Walking Tour (Stop Visit Photos)


To the right, there lies the Way of the Cross, a sheltered pathway dotted with many shrines that stretch from the main square to the west edge of the plateau. This pathway will lead you to the famous 16 meter/48 feet tall Cross. Guided Walking Tour (Stop Visit Photos)


From here you will pass through Ixia and then to the Monte Smith and the Ancient Acropolis of Rhodes Town. Your experienced passionate tour guide will lead you for a Guided Walking Tour to the Temple of Apollo, the restored Ancient Theater, the Stadium, and Gymnasium. You can even walk into the Ancient Stadium to feel the spirit of the ancient athletes. (Stop Visit Photos)


Then you will be escorted back to Rhodes town, where you can be choosing to be dropped off at the hotel or the ship. If you wish to get off at the gates of Old Town for some sightseeing, you will have to make your way back to the ship yourself, which is docked a quarter of a mile away.

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+ Q: Are there Butterflies all the time? - And are there opening times there too that we might have to take into consideration?

A: There are Butterflies only during their season, from mid-June to mid-September. The Valley is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

+ Q: How long time we need to pass through the "Valley of the Butterflies"? How much is the entrance fee?

A: It’s a hillside not a valley, with two gates, the Main Gate (lower gate) and the Secondary Gate (upper gate). We drive our clients to the Secondary Gate (upper gate) so they can walk down easier. Entrance fee: Low season 3 Euros per person / High season 5 Euros per person / kids under 12 years old free

+ Q: How much are the entrance fees to Acropolis and the Monastery of Filerimos?

A: Entrance fee to Acropolis and Monastery is 6 euro per person. seniors (with Id or Passport) 3 Euros / person. Children under 18 years old free.

+ Q: How much is the entrance fee in Acropolis of Rhodes / Monte Smith?

A: No entrance fee, it's open sight

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