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Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

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29 reviews

Activity provider: Sigma travel-Rhodos

Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

Activity provider: Sigma travel-Rhodos
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Explore the most popular sights of Rhodes on a guided trip with transfer. Experience Filerimos hill, walk the butterfly path, get lost in time in Kamiros, and get a taste of the Rhodian wine culture.

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Duration 1 day
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste the culture of Rhodes through their local wine, honey, and olive oil.
  • Learn the secrets stories of Mount Filerimos, its monastery, and Our Lady icon
  • Walk the path toward the valley of butterflies and see the gorgeous Jersey Tiger
  • Explore the ruins of ancient Kamiros, destroyed by an earthquake in 142 AD
  • Visit the traditional mountain village of Embona and meet a local family
Full description

Discover the major landmarks on the gorgeous island of Rhodes as you follow your expert guide on an insightful excursion. Visit Mount Filerimos with its medieval monastery, the colorful butterfly valley, and the ancient city of Kamiros, which was destroyed by an earthquake.

Ride an air-conditioned bus to your first stop, Mount Filerimos. Walk by the representation of the Stations of the Cross and admire the breathtaking panoramic view. Visit the medieval monastery built in the early 14th century and hear the amazing story of Our Lady of Filerimos.

After a short picturesque drive, arrive at the iconic butterfly valley, surrounded by dense vegetation and tall trees. Enjoy a walk down the shaded path and reach the gorgeous opening, where you'll find the marvelous Panaxia Quadripunctaria or Jersey Tiger butterfly.

Your next stop is Kamiros, an ancient Doric city founded in the 6th century. See the acropolis and temples of this tragic site that was destroyed by an earthquake in 142 AD. Continue your drive through the mountains and visit the quaint village of Embona.

Stop at a traditional mountain home to meet a family of wine producers. Taste some of their wine and local spirits, as well as honey and olive oil. Explore the village on your own and purchase lunch at a local restaurant if you're feeling hungry.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation on air-conditioned bus
  • Local wine tasting
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Student card
  • Cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Good excursion to see some of the highlights of the island. There is enough time in all of them, although I would have liked to spend more time in Kamiros, but I understand that there are many things to visit and the times are measured. The food is made in a restaurant in Embonas. The guide, Maria, provides information of interest in each of the places that are visited. They write down the time you have to be back on the bus at each location, which is useful for travelers who have difficulties with English.

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August 10, 2022

Interesting tour, very nice guide, pick-up worked great, air-conditioned bus. Here you have the chance to see a lot of Rhodes in one day for cheap money. Only the restaurant in Embonas, where you are taken towards the end and get a menu for €14, should be avoided. This was a real let down, the worst Greek food on Rhodes so far. Right next door are 2-3 other taverns, where only a local sat. It's best to eat there instead. You are free to do so. Otherwise we can recommend the tour. Interesting tour, really nice guide, the hotel transfer was super, bus is air-conditioned. You have a change to see a lot of Rhodes in one day and for a cheap price. Just the restaurant they bring you to was a total disaster. It was by far the worst food we had in Greece. You don't have to go there, so better choose one of the tavernas around, where mostly greek people were sitting. Other than that we can totally recommend it.

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July 30, 2022

Very nice excursions, however the duration of the visit to the Valley of the Butterflies was a bit short (1 hour), there were a lot of tourists and we did not have time to go up to the monastery, an additional 20 minutes would be necessary. Apart from that everything that was offered was perfect.

July 27, 2022

Product ID: 418490