Discover the Ancient Kamiros, Filerimos and the butterfly valley, sites of west coast. Enjoy the ride in luxury fully air-conditioned modern motor coach.
Highlights of the Rhodes day excursion to Filerimos, Kamiros, Butterfly Valley
- 09:00-17:00 morning excursion to Filerimos, Kamiros, Butterfly Valley
- Luxurious A/C motor coach with an experienced driver
- State licensed English-speaking tour guide
- Pickup and drop off from/at your hotel
Description of the Rhodes excursion to Filerimos, Kamiros, Butterfly Valley
Our excursion commences with a visit to Filerimos. Visit the ruins and foundations of Zeus’s temple Polieus dating back to the 4th century BC. The Athena Polias dating back to the 3rd century BC and a the Doric Fountain dating back to the 4th century BC.
Find here Byzantine and medieval structures such as the church of Our Lady of Filerimos built by the Knights in the 15th century AD. The Church of St. George, which has wall-paintings dating back to the 14th and 15th century AD. Also you can see here the very striking 12 stations of the Crucifixion, with its many steps and scenes from the Passion.
We continue now to the enchanting site of the Butterflies valley. It is a lush green valley, with a little river running through it.
The valley is beautifully arranged with little wooden bridges, stone steps and an uphill path which leads to the Monastery of the Virgin of Kalopetra, built in 1784.
The Butterflies valley is a unique natural park where each year, from June to September, thousands of multi colored butterflies appear. They live here attached to the tree trunks living from the sap, then lay their eggs and multiply.
The valley is a wonderful place to walk in under the shade of the trees. The characteristic scent of the pine resin which attracts the butterflies, the coolness from the abundantly flowing waters make this a little paradise even in the hot days of midsummer.
Lunch and refreshments are not included.
This tour includes:
- Guided tour
This tour doesn’t include:
- Entrance fees to the Valley of Butterflies
- Entrance fees to Kamiros
- Entrance fees to Filerimos