Day trip

From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

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Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From Rhodes: Butterfly Valley and Chalki Island Day Trip

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
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From US$ 53.37 per person

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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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

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4.1 /5

based on 37 reviews

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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

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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September 30, 2021

A trip that I think you should definitely have made. The world of butterflies with all its small and somewhat larger waterfalls and the shimmering blue crabs is incredibly fascinating. But Chalki has tied me up. I don't know whether it was the dolphins on the way to Chalki, or the Caretta turtles on the way home ... maybe it was Chalki itself with all its little beautiful alleys and the feeling of simply taking things a little more calmly without being bored to feel, but all in all an absolutely recommendable excursion! Crystal clear water ! In the harbour ! Food was good, Halki itself beautiful. It should be noted that Halki is very warm! It is essential to bring sun protection and headgear with you. No high heels for the butterfly valley, maybe a jacket (everything in the shade), it's slalom and a bit bumpy to the top. All in all, I have absolutely nothing to complain about, on the contrary!

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July 24, 2021

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