Excursions & day trips
Rhodes Villages & Butterfly Valley Tour
Full of sleepy villages, pine-clad mountains and age-old ruins, western Rhodes has a rugged beauty all of its own. This tour ticks off some of the top picks. You'll visit the ancient city of Kamiros, the mountain villages of Embona, Siana and Gennadi and Butterfly Valley – a natural park home to hundreds of Callimorpha butterflies.First up is Butterfly Valley – a natural park home to hundreds of the friendly, fluttering creatures. Wander along shaded wooden walkways and listen to pristine pools of trickling water as you observe the colourful insects all around – stay still and one may even land on you.Next, you'll travel back in time at ancient Kamiros. The well-preserved streets and remains of the agora and acropolis will give you a sense of how the residents went about their daily lives in the 5th century BC. You'll also have free time for lunch in Embona – the highest village in Rhodes – visit the mountain-side settlement of Siana and stop for coffee in Gennadi.