Rhodes: half day tour Filerimos Hills & Valley of Butterflies from the North

Look forward to a relaxed half-day trip from the north of Rhodes and a visit of two major sights of the island: the Filerimos Hill with its monastery and the Butterflies Valley. The comfortable bus tour in a small group of max. 19 guests starts with collection between Kremasti and Kolympia.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~4 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: from the north between Kremasti and Kolympia
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Half day trip Rhodes: Filerimos Hills & Butterflies Valley

Half day trip Rhodes: Filerimos Hills & Butterfly Valley The bus tour from the north offers a comfortable way to reach the enchanting Valley of Butterflies and visit the famous Filerimos Hill with its monastery and imposing statue of the cross.

Price overview

  • Rhodes Bus Tour Filerimos Hills & Valley of Butterflies (5h) - per person (age 12+)25.-€
  • Rhodes Bus Tour Filerimos Hills & Valley of Butterflies (5h) - per child (ages 3-11)12.50€
  • Rhodes Bus Tour Filerimos Hills & Valley of Butterflies (5h) - per infant (ages 0-2)0.-€

Booking option: Half day trip to Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Valley on Rhodes

With the Filerimos Hill and the Butterfly Valley, you will get to know two of the sights of Rhodes' centre. Our half day tour from the north of the island takes you comfortably to both attractions, each with time to visit and enjoy. First destination after pick up from the hotel is the famous Valley of the Butterflies. A unique ecosystem that produces a real treasure from mid-June to September: the frolic of millions of butterflies. Amidst nature with narrow rocky paths, lakes adorned with water lilies, rustic bridges, flowing waters, waterfalls and resting places, you can explore this biotope and also visit the museum. Afterwards we drive to the top of Filerimos Hill, where you will visit the Monastery of Our Lady and the remains of the ancient Acropolis of Ialyssos, one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes Island. If you want to, follow the "Golgotha" path with its trees and a series of shrines. This footpath leads to a huge, imposing cross from the top of which you can enjoy the magnificent view of villages and light green valleys. From there we return to the hotel.


  • Capacity: 19 persons
  • Duration: ~ 5 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
  • Months: 1st of May - 30th of September
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Rhodes City, Faliraki, Colymbia, Kallithea, Lalysos, Afandou
  • Not included: entrance to Butterfly Valley / Filerimos Monastery


  • Transfer, insurance, air-conditioned bus
Important information

Please bring along:

At least 1.5 l drinking water, snacks, sports- / hiking shoes, backpack, camera

Detailed description

Rhodes: discover from the north the Filerimos Hill & the Valley of the Butterflies

You will get to know two important sights of the island at once during the relaxed half-day tour on Rhodes with transfer from the north: the Filerimos Hill and the Valley of the Butterflies. The bus trip starts comfortably at or near your hotel. The stops at both sights provide ample time to explore them on your own. First destination of the bus tour is the famous Valley of Butterflies. Between June and September the habitat of the aromatic amber trees is the home of millions of butterflies, which rest close together on trees and bushes during the day to have enough energy for mating at night.

Among the rare and special moments is of course the swarming of the pretty butterflies. But even beyond that, this place is a wild and romantic oasis that is well worth a visit. With narrow rock paths, lakes adorned with water lilies, rustic bridges, flowing waters, waterfalls and resting places, the Valley of the Butterflies is a green paradise of the island world. Take time for a short hike or visit the small museum where you will learn more about the butterfly species.

After this eventful stop we continue the Rhodes half day tour towards IaIyssos. There, the Filerimos Hill, another special feature of the island awaits us. If you want to visit the monastery of the same name, you have to climb up to the plateau at a height of 270 metres. At the flanks of the hill the road winds along which we follow up to the parking place. There are also the few remains of the ancient Acropolis Filerimos and there is also a lot to see at the place that is translated as "friend of solitude". From here you can visit on your own the impressive 10th century monastery and the St. John's Church (15th century) or follow the Golgotha path lined with trees and Stations of the Cross. At the end of this path an impressive, accessible concrete cross awaits you. Inside, steps lead up to the viewing platform, which offers a wonderful view of the north of the island.

By visiting the Filerimos Hill we have almost reached the end of our Rhodes excursion. In the early afternoon we will take you back to the starting point of the tour via the West Coast Road and bid you farewell with new impressions of the island, which with the sights of Filerimos Hill and Butterfly Day reveals two more facets and its incredible wealth.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Half day trip Rhodes: Filerimos Hills & Butterflies Valley

Wilfried, Bonn, 55 wrote on Sep 28, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

A must for friends of the Lepis

I am a hobby lepidopterist. (Greek lepis = butterfly) And had already heard of the valley. Could discover several of the beautiful insects that I have never seen alive and fluttering happily before. The tour was too short for me ...!

Für Freunde des Lepis ein Muss

Ich bin Hobby-Lepidopterologe. (griechisch lepis = Schmetterling) Und hatte von dem Tal schon gehört. Konnte gleich mehrere der schönen Insekten entdecken, die ich vorher noch nie lebend und fröhlich flatternd gesehen habe. Die Tour war für mich zu kurz...!

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