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From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

4.2 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
Water activity

From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 56.15 per person

Embark on a day trip to the colorful Valley of the Butterflies and picturesque Chalki Island.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Visit the colorful Valley of the Butterflies in Rhodes
  • Admire the scenic views of Chalki Island from the sea
  • Explore the beautiful island of Chalki
Full description
Be picked up from your hotel and travel first to the Valley of the Butterflies in Rhodes. Discover a unique ecological area of pine and storax trees, waterfalls, and flowing streams. See millions of red-brown colored butterflies which settle on the rugged rocks and the trunks of trees from mid-June to September. Then, travel to the port nearby and set sail on your cruise to Chalki Island, also known as the Island of Peace and Friendship. Admire the fantastic views of the picturesque island with its red-brick houses from the boat. Upon arrival at the island, walk through the narrow alleys of the village or enjoy lunch at one of the traditional taverns. Take some time to relax on the beach on the island before returning to Rhodes in the mid-afternoon.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from specific areas
  • Tour leader on the bus
  • Visit to the Valley of the Butterflies
  • Boat cruise to Chalki island
  • Free time on Chalki island
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees at the Valley of the Butterflies (€3-5)
  • Guided tour on Chalki island

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • The butterflies are normally seen only between June and mid-September
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4.2 /5

based on 48 reviews

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The butterfly valley is fabulous. We arrived the first and we can see thousends of butterflies flying. It's very important to be the firsts!! Chalki is a nice place, a very quiet island whith good beach. I was prefered that de guide would explain something more, because she didn't explain nothing, only de timetable of the day.

March 28, 2023

We arrived at Butterfly valley early so it was quiet but not many butterflies out. A very pleasant walk up to monastery and back down before the majority of tourists arrived. The boat ride to Halki was very rough. The island was beautiful and we had enough time to explore the town, have lunch, visit the beach and have a last drink before returning to Rhodes. A very long but enjoyable day overall.

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March 28, 2023

L'organisation de la journée est parfaite. On pourra regretter l'absence d'explications en Français alors même que nous sommes nombreux dans les excursions, c'est très surprenant ! Autrement le timing est bon, la visite de la vallée des papillons le matin tôt est un + car il y a peu de monde et cela laisse le temps d'apprécier le site. Pour la suite, l'île de Chalki est tout simplement extraordinaire de beauté et de charme. On resterait bien encore plus longtemps pour profiter du calme et des eaux cristallines.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 397015