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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 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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.

September 14, 2022

The organization of the day is perfect. We may regret the absence of explanations in French even though we are numerous in the excursions, it is very surprising! Otherwise the timing is good, visiting the valley of the butterflies in the early morning is a plus because there are few people and it leaves time to appreciate the site. For the rest, the island of Chalki is simply extraordinary in beauty and charm. We would stay much longer to enjoy the calm and crystal clear waters.

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August 31, 2022

I start with the bad, I booked for a guide in French and I finally did not have it, too bad I probably missed important information on the island. luckily the guide did her best to help me understand in English. and second negative point the visit time is really short in Chalki it would take more time. No butterfly at the beginning of June but we knew the walk in the mid-mountain mid-forest is still worth it. and to finish the best, Symi's little sister is magnificent, nothing to say about her tranquility. Huge positive point the island is less touristy and therefore much more pleasant to visit. Compulsory passage, meals and swimming at Ftenagia Beach. you will thank me later

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June 8, 2022

Product ID: 397015