The Rhodes Acropolis seen as part of the Rhodes Highlights part of private day tour

Butterfly Valley, Medieval Castle & City Private Tour

From $598 Per group up to 16

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Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up/drop off: You will be met by the front door of your hotel lobby by your personal Archaeologous representative/guide. (They will be holding a placard with your name and a copy of your confirmation/voucher letter for ease of ID). Please have your voucher/confirmation letter available to compare, and please stay with your group.

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What You'll Do
  • Experience some of the most amazing sightseeing in Rhodes on this private guided tour
  • Learn about the city's history from your licensed guide and driver
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive of both the ancient and modern highlights throughout Rhodes
  • Take your chance for a visit inside a real Medieval castle, the Grand Masters Palace
  • Visit the enchanting Butterfly Valley with tens of thousands of butterflies, and a wooden walkway amongst the waterfalls
  • Travel throughout the half-day in the air conditioned comfort of your private deluxe vehicle
Take a half-day private guided tour through the incredible city of Rhodes to explore its rich history . Start with a trip to the amazing Butterfly Valley, before visiting the Grand Master's palace and walking down the famous Avenue of the Knights.
What to Expect
Your private group will be picked up by your guide/representative at the "gangplank" of your ship and escorted to your A/C deluxe vehicle to start your tour with the shady, lush, enchanting site of the Valley of the Butterflies.

Here, from June -September in a "paradise like" natural park, you will see thousands of butterflies that come and attach themselves to the pine trees to feed off the sap and to mate . Enjoy the lush coolness even on the hottest days in this oasis of abundant flowing waters.

There is a well kept, safe, wooden walkway that winds back and forth up the hill following the streams/waterfalls. Your walk culminates at the beautiful Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin of Kalopetra, (built in 1784 on top of the ruins of the Temple of Athena from the 3rd century BC).

Our excellent vantage point here will also allow you to enjoy a great panoramic view of the island below. You will then be met by your driver/vehicle to continue your half-day tour (for those not wanting to walk up to the top, you may be driven to meet the others).

From there, we'll continue with a panoramic drive of city highlights, starting over the Monte Smith Hill, which offers a magnificent feel and view of the Aegean Sea and Rhodes .Pass along the ancient Rhodes Acropolis, which was dedicated to Zeus Polieus, Athena Polieus and Pythian Apollo. Four columns of this Acropolis have been painstakingly reconstructed, letting you enjoy some of the structures former glory.

The drive will also pass by the 'restored' 2nd century Ancient Sports Stadium and Theatre and the D'Amboise Gate of the Medieval City, where you will disembark and continue on foot to visit the Grand Masters Palace.

Built in the 1300's by the Knights of St John, demolished in the 1800's, and restored by the Italians during the 1939 occupation, this is the most imposing building of the whole medieval Rhodes.

Finally, enjoy a walk down the "Avenue of the Knights" an impressive example of Medieval architecture that has remained unchanged for 500 years and possesses a great deal of Gothic influence. Try to count how many emblems and coats-of-arms you can find above the doors!
What's Included
  • Licensed professional guide
  • Deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Dependable driver
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees and tips (tips appreciated when deserved)
Meeting Point

Cruise ship pick-up/drop off: you will be met at the bottom of the gangplank of your ship by your contracted guide/representative from Archaeologous staff. He/she will be holding a placard with your name. (They also will have a copy of your voucher/confirmation letter for ease of further ID). Please have your voucher/confirmation letter available to compare, and please stay with your group.

What to Remember
Request a guide speaking your native language; there are many languages to choose from.

Entrance Fees: (Please have one person collect the exact total amount of entrance fees to give to the guide, as this will save on tour time. Thanks!)

Entrance Fees: (0-18 yrs FREE)
Butterfly Valley – €5 June 1st-Sept 30, €3 Oct 1st-May 31st
Grand Masters Castle (Palace of the Knights) – €6

In summer months, remember to bring sunscreen, dark glasses, a hat and water. Comfortable shoes, of course, are always a smart choice for a great vacation day.

From $598 Per group up to 16

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