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Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

1. Rhodes: Filerimos, Butterfly Valley & Ancient Kamiros Tour

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.

Rhodes: Rhodes City, Filerimos, and Kallithea Bus Day Trip

2. Rhodes: Rhodes City, Filerimos, and Kallithea Bus Day Trip

Uncover the beauty of Rhodes island on this bus day trip. Capture a picture where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood on your tour of the sights in Rhodes City. Step back in time as you explore an ancient settlement on Filerimos. Unwind with the option to take a dip in the Kallithea Springs. Enjoy pickup from a meeting point in Faliraki, Kallithea, Rhodes City, Ixia, or Ialyssos. Sit back and relax in a spacious and airconditioned bus on the scenic drive up Mt. Filerimos. Stop to visit one of the most ancient settlements on the island at Ialysos. Uncover the fascinating history of Rhodes from your guide and have an hour of free time to wander through the historic site, see an imposing cross with an observation deck, or capture a photo of peacocks. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket for the medieval Monastery in Filerimos. Hop back on the bus and make your way to see the landmarks in Rhodes. Take a photo where the Colossus of Rhodes once towered, pass by an ancient stadium, and see the medieval Rhodes Town. On the guided walking tour, discover the D' Amboise gate, pass by the Palace of the Grand Masters and learn about the Knights of St. John while walking the famed Street of the Knights. Then have some free time for a little break before you continue the tour. Drive along the coastline to the Kallithea Springs and have 1 hour and 15 min to explore the site. Buy tickets to the stunning seaside springs which feature a monument with a charming garden and a picturesque turquoise bay with a swimming area. Return to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

Rhodes: Private Day Trip to Lindos Village & Acropolis

3. Rhodes: Private Day Trip to Lindos Village & Acropolis

Village of Lindos: Visit Lindos village full of picturesque alleys, traditional aromas and cosmopolitan attitude forms a unique puzzle no one can resist. Above the modern village of Lindos rises the acropolis of Lindos. You will reach there through a short steep-stepped footpath climbs the rocky 116m-high. The Ancient Acropolis of Lindos is a natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John, and the Ottomans. From here the panoramic view of the city and the sea is breathtaking! Filerimos Hill: We will also visit the Byzantine Monastery of Our Lady of Filerimos situated at Filerimos hill. The monastery was built in the 15th century by the Knights of Saint John, who had conquered the island that time. The monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary the Life-Giving Source (Zoodochos Pighi) and its architecture is much different than the usual monasteries in Greece. Acropolis of Rhodes: We continue to visit the Acropolis stood on the hill now known as Monte Smith and consists of the Temple of Apollo (the remains of the temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus) the archaeological park that contains the Hellenistic stadium, built in the 3rd century BC, where the athletic events of the Alioi Games took place. Stroll at the Medieval Town: We return back to the old Medieval town of Rhodes which is listed in the World Heritage Sites List of UNESCO, one of the best preserved medieval settlements in the world. We stroll in its meandering streets with the most famous of all, the Street of Knights. At the highest point in this road we will see the grandiose castle, the Palace of the Grand Masters, with its enormous towers and now a wonderful museum. It is worth exploring the large Hall of the Council, the Knights’ Dining Hall and the private chambers of the Grand Master. You will admire the mosaics and the decorated floors dating from the Early Christian times.

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What people are saying about Filerimos

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 136 reviews

Overall the tour was great, our guide Maria was very knowledgeable about everything regarding the island and we did not have any problems hearing or understanding her. Yanis, our driver was very adept driving us those unimaginable narrow streets of Rhodes and we felt that we were in good hands. As for money this tour was well worth it's price.

Transfers were very easy, even if you are not staying in Rhodes city. the guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. its a great opportunity to visit the west side of the island which is harder to get to. The lunch stop offers a delicious vegan option amongst various other options at great value.

Everything went according to the plan and we saw amazing places. Our tour guide and bus driver were both amazing. I do recommend for everyone!

A great excursion with many different stops. The tour guide explained everything very well. Definitely recommended!

Very nice trip, well planned. Guide and driver were very helpful.